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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This apprenticeship enables you to take on more responsibility in your role at school, such as helping to plan, carry out and evaluate a wide range of learning activities.

It is an excellent stepping stone to a Foundation Degree or higher level training.

What are the benefits?

  • Develop wide-ranging skills and personal qualities to improve your career prospects in the education sector
  • Earn while you learn, in a highly rewarding job
  • Gain a recognised qualification respected worldwide
  • Look forward to a brighter future: the majority of apprentices stay in employment and two thirds continue their career with the same employer.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need to be over 16 years old and have evidence of:

  • An apprenticeship contract
  • A Level 2 English qualification or the equivalent

You will have an interview and, if you are successful, you will be offered a place. 

Course Content

Alongside the Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, you will study Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths and ICT.  Increasingly, schools are seeking support staff who can competently support children with the development of English and maths and who are confident in using ICT applications.  Achieving recognised qualifications will therefore make you more employable. 

You will also explore Employee Rights and Responsibilities and will be required to engage in reflective practice and professional development.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of written tasks, professional discussions, observations of your skills and practice in school, reflective practice and professional and personal development plans.  Your Functional Skills qualifications will be assessed through examinations.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need stationery only.

What can I do after this course?

  • Secure a permanent position as a Teaching Assistant in a school
  • Progress to a Foundation Degree, taking the Teaching Assistant, Early Years, Children and Young People’s Services, or SEND pathway

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Jacqui Heath

Jacqui Heath

Tutor Jacqui helps students find the right words thanks to TESOL course


Tutor Jacqui Heath is teaching students from all over the world to improve their English and literacy skills after she gained Level 5 Diploma in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) via Derby College.
Jacqui, whose background is in PR and journalism, initially took a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) course at her local college.
She wanted a career which combined her professional writing and editing skills with the teaching experience she gained while home educating her children.
Motivated by the rewards and challenges of adult education, she decided to further her qualifications by enrolling for the Derby College TESOL course.  She gained the level 5 diploma in 2013.
Since then, Jacqui has taught students from across the globe – including Eritrea, Sudan, Pakistan and Eastern Europe – to confidently speak, read and write English.
Rather than studying online, Jacqui chose to go to Derby College so she could observe how her teachers delivered sessions.
Jacqui added:

The tutors gave generously of their expert experience as we gained all the knowledge and skills necessary to launch ourselves into an ESL teaching career, whether at home or abroad. I think the most important thing I left with was the confident thumbs up from the excellent teaching staff.

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