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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2 NCFE (FFL2)

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide a relevant qualification for people who are working as a classroom assistant, or for those working in a voluntary capacity in a classroom situation. It is also open to those who have no previous relevant experience, but who wish to train as teaching assistants.

This qualification prepares learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for employment as a Level 2 Teaching Assistant.

Start Date

Monday, September 1 2014

Duration

Tuesday, 9.30am-3pm, 24 weeks or Monday 6pm-9pm, 34 weeks

Venue

Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LH

Course Content

The course consists of 11 Units:
  • Child & young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children & young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, Diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Schools as Organisations
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people's health and safety
  • Support children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities
  • Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs

The course requires learners to complete a suitable placement within a school, working with children ages 4+ (Year 1 and above).

Entry Requirements

Level 2 English (GCSE Grade C or above) and preferably Mathematics if not must be willing to work towards achieving this during the course.

Must be employed within a school as a teaching assistant or undertake a voluntary work placement in a school for a minimum of 6 hours per week.

All candidates will be required to attend an interview with the tutor prior to/during enrolment.

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formally CRB checks).

West Lancashire College will also accept credits previously gained through the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Learning & Assessment Methods

Continuously assessed through coursework/assignments and portfolio, in addition to some assessments in the work placement.

Qualifications Gained

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 2 Mathematics, if required.

Progression Opportunities

Learners may wish to progress onto the NCFE Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or gain employment in a school as a Level 1 or Level 2 Teaching Assistant.

Career Opportunities

This qualification prepares students with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for employment in this sector.

Costs

Please call 01695 52300 or email enquiries@westlancs.ac.uk to confirm the fee for this course. Course costs may be subject to change.

How To Apply

You do not need to apply for this course.

Please call the Learner Gateway on 01695 52300 for details of how to enrol.

To view a printable version of this course leaflet, please click here

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this leaflet is correct at the time of printing. We reserve the right however, to make alterations or amendments to the information contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient numbers.