Course Code: SC1FE339 Teaching Assistant - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now 14 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now 12 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now 14 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This qualification (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges) provide an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. This course allows you to develop specialist knowledge and understanding of core mandatory units, including safeguarding and health and safety, essential to working or supporting in schools. This qualification will not only support employment opportunities, but also the possibility of progressing on to the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning. This course is ideal for those already working or volunteering in school, to develop their underpinning knowledge, but also for those looking to move in to supportive roles such as administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment. The course is delivered remotely and runs over 12 weeks with 4.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week. Both daytime and evening options of study are available. You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification. The qualification is internally assessed using a range of methods including written assignments or tasks. Expert tuition is delivered by our industry specialists on this programme, with access to continued online support to assist in completing your assignments. Entry Requirements No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date. Qualification Obtained Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges All the following units within this course are mandatory: SWSC1 Understand Schools and Colleges as Organisations Knowledge (2 credits) SWSC2 Understand Children and Young People’s Development Knowledge (3 credits) SWSC3 Understand Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults Knowledge (1 credit) SWSC4 Understand Children and Young People’s Health and Safety Knowledge (2 credits) SWSC5 Safeguarding Children and Young People Knowledge (3 credits) SWSC6 Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People Knowledge (1 credit) Industry Placement and Field Trips This is a knowledge-only qualification; there are no industry placements and no field trips on this course. Learning and Teaching Methods This course will be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 4.5 hours a week for 12 consecutive weeks (term time only) from the course start date. It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods including written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or poster, charts, using case studies or a workbook. You will complete assignments on a weekly basis and uploaded to an electronic portfolio. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Other Costs and Equipment Needed As this course is delivered online, regular access to IT is essential in order to attend the sessions and to complete the assessment tasks/electronic workbooks. All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NCFE Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression This qualification can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including: administrative roles site support roles technical roles and volunteers roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment. The specialist knowledge it provides will enhance individuals’ employment opportunities as well as support progression to related further study. There may be opportunities to progress on to the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.