Introduction into Teaching Assistant & Early Years, Level 1 (Foundation) Part time, Adults (Sep)

This is a part time 10-week programme which is split into two 5 weeks. The first 5 weeks will cover preparing to work in schools and the second 5 weeks will cover working as an early year practitioner.

This qualification prepares learners for further learning and training whilst developing a broader understanding of each of the pathways.

Preparing to work in schools looks at children aged 3-16, whereas the early year practitioner looks at children aged birth to 4 years.

Some of the topics covered are:

●  Working in early years settings

●  Understand schools as organisations

●  Growth and development of children
This course is for learners who would like to work with children in either a nursery or school setting working with children aged 0-16 years. Subject teachers have a wealth of industry experience which is shared with learners. This provides a stimulating learning environment and promotes positive learning. The course will also help develop those all-important employability skills that will help you decide on your career path.

On this 10 week course you will develop your skill set exploring the roles and responsibilities and possible career progression routes whilst developing core skills required for work routes in school/nursery settings.
You will be interviewed by the subject teachers and should be enthusiastic about working with children. You do not need any formal qualifications.
You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including discussions, displays, case studies, presentations and written work. All work is assessed internally by the subject teachers. The course is graded pass / fail. This qualification is awarded through a college certificate.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

●  Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and Colleges, Level 2 (Intermediate).

●  Diploma in Early Years Practitioner, Level 2 (Intermediate)

●  Employment opportunities working with children.

●  Voluntary roles within childcare provision.

●  Apprenticeship in a school/ nursery setting.
Tuition fees will be waived if:
(Not in paid employment)
You are unemployed, seeking work and in receipt of a means tested benefit.
Or economically inactive – (GM Residents only). If you are unemployed and seeking work, but are not in receipt of a means tested benefit.

(In paid employment)
You receive a means tested benefit accepted by the college; are working less than 20 hours per week and have an income of £343 per month (individual claims) or £549 per month (household claims).
You earn less than £23,104 annual gross salary
AND the course you are studying will help you find or improve your employment

This also applies to all courses labelled level 1 or 2F.
Course Code:
Care, Childcare And Health & Social Care
Beaufort Road
10 weeks
(Wed 09:30-14:30)

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