This course is for employees or volunteers working as a Teaching Assistant in schools, needing to achieve a recognised teaching assistant qualification. You will gain an awareness of general child development and learning; understand the organisational requirements of the school, government legislation and the role of the support assistant. This will include maintaining a safe, secure and stimulating environment for school children.
This award is competence based and learners must successfully complete the awarding body requirements in order to achieve a full Level 2 qualification.
You will be allocated an e-Portfolio to store some of your ‘evidence’, proof of what you can do as a support assistant in the classroom.
The evidence may come in a variety of assessment methods including:
• Professional discussion
• Personal accounts
• Witness testimonies
• Knowledge questions
Direct Observations will take place at school, in the classroom during your working hours, observed by your appointed Assessor.
You will also need to complete Assignments which contribute to your underpinning knowledge and fill in some of the evidence ‘gaps’.
You will be assessed throughout the course for each unit by your tutor/assessor.
For quality assurance your portfolio will be sampled by an appointed Internal Verifier during the course and a final verification at the end.
If all of your evidence meets the required City and Guilds outcomes and criteria, Medway Adult Education will then apply for your accredited certificate of achievement.
You will attend a session of approximately 4.5 hours once per week, term-time only for at approx. 16 weeks.