No formal academic qualifications are required but candidates should have a good standard of literacy and numeracy.
Candidates can progress from a level 2 to a level 3 programme, and from level 3 to a Foundation degree in Education.
How Is It Taught
This is a taught programme requiring attendance in college each week to understand the theory, 1:1 tutorials and observation in the workplace.
What Could I do Next
Succesful candidates may be able to progress on to the Foundation Degree in Education.
What Else Do I Need To Know
Candidates who are not currently employed as a teaching assistant in the school sector need to be volunteering for a minimum of 8 hours each week to complete the qualification.