Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate

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Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate

Start: 02/09/2019
Days: Mon
Time: 09:00-16:00

How is it taught

Taught sessions will be a combination of theory, practical and discussions to meet the needs of all learners. You will spend 2 days each week in a school environment working with a teacher to gain your practical skills linking this to the theory taught in college.

How will I be assessed?

The taught elements of the course will take place in college, using a wide range of teaching strategies and technology. You will be expected to complete some hours of directed study working at your own pace guided by the staff. Practical training takes place in a school setting where your skills will be assessed.

What else do I need to know?


In this programme, you will learn about children at different stages in their growth and development, as well as how to care for and educate children and how to work with parents, carers and other professionals. The units studied will include: Child and Young persons development, supporting learning activities, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. English and Maths will also form an important part of your course, as these are skills we use in all aspects of our study, work and everyday life.You will need a clear DBS check prior to the start of the course and you will be expected to purchase and wear a uniform. You will have to pay for course items such as stationary, books and equipment, whilst some courses have placements or visits, which also may have costs attached. If you need information on any financial support that may be available to help you with fees or study costs for this course contact the Student Assistance Team on 01782 603604. Stoke on Trent College has some of the most comprehensive and up to date facilities in the country. The Learning Resources Centres are designed to help students by offering information technology facilities, workshops and libraries.

What could I do next?


On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in school or the Diploma for Early Years Education and Care. There are clear progression pathways for learners in this field through to Foundation Degree.

Careers


Teaching assistants

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£18,387

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 3,439
2019 3,415
2020 3,395

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,496 10%
£16,432 25%
£18,387 50%
£21,299 75%
£25,438 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

167 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 10.81%
25-34 14.57%
35-44 26.12%
45-54 33.27%
55-64 14.21%
65+ 1%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.14%
Level 1 2.71%
Level 2 20.12%
Level 3 31.37%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 18.05%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 21.81%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 4.74%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.05%

Educational support assistants

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
  • Attends to child.
  • Helps and encourages child to communicate.
  • Implements care programmes, as appropriate.
  • Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.
  • Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.
  • Supports schoolwork under teacher.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£19,074

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 1,129
2019 1,116
2020 1,106

ANNUAL SALARY

£16,182 10%
£17,160 25%
£19,074 50%
£21,632 75%
£25,958 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

53 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 11.63%
25-34 17.1%
35-44 21.4%
45-54 33.01%
55-64 15.72%
65+ 1.12%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.17%
Level 1 3.37%
Level 2 17.1%
Level 3 30.11%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 22.3%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 21.41%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 4.12%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.41%
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