What you will learn

This qualification has been specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare you for employment within the Childcare setting, it will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for working directly with children or young people in a range of schools including primary, secondary or special needs schools. You will need to be supporting the teaching and learning of pupils who are aged 5 years or older. This qualification is not suitable for learners wishing to work in a foundation class.

Ideal if

Ideal if you want a good, solid foundation for starting a career in supporting teaching and learning in a school. It will help you to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to work in this sector. This course is aimed at people who have little or no experience of working in a classroom environment.

What to expect

This programme includes two additional short courses in Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent & Award in Mental Health Support

Delivered roll-on roll-off, you can start at any time of the year with weekly one – one support from your tutor over 9 months.

What next

This qualification will enable you to progress in a wide range of work roles including:

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Special needs assistant

You could also go on to do a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship.

What it feels like to be a student

Support staff are on site such as pastoral care, finance and careers advice.

“Achievement Training has helped me to develop the skills that I will need for the future and the staff and friendly environment has also improved my confidence”.

Salary and Career expectations

Starting salaries for full-time, permanent TAs (level 1) are typically around £18,300.

With increased responsibility (level 2), you can expect to earn £18,880 to £19,000.

Experienced TAs (level 3) and those with additional specialisms or SEN responsibilities can earn £19,260 to £25,000.

Attendance days 

This is a RORO course, meaning you can start the qualification at any point throughout the year. Delivered roll-on roll-off, you can start at any time of the year with weekly one – one support from your tutor over 9 months.

 

You don’t need any previous experience or skills, this is a starting point to help you move into the rewarding world of supporting teachers in a school environment, come and join us.

Delivered roll-on roll-off, you can start at any time of the year with weekly one – one support from your tutor over 9 months.

Pass/Fail

Level 2​ courses fully funded if you are: ​
  • are 19-23 and do not already have a level 2 qualification
  • are 24+ and unemployed or earn below the National Living Wage annually (£25,000 from 1st August 2024)

All applications will need to meet the eligibility criteria.

  If you want to check you are able to access this course for free call for a chat 01752 202266.

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