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If you're looking for work as a teaching assistant but still need to develop your English language, mathematics and information technology skills to a more advanced level, this course is for you. As a student on the programme you will study listening, pronunciation, reading, speaking, spelling and writing skills and learn to use your English in a range of contexts, including school settings, mathematics and information technology situations. You will also work towards a Level 2 certificate in 'Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools'. In addition, the course includes useful subjects like job searching, CV writing and interview preparation, and provides you with opportunities to participate in educational trips and listen to visiting speakers. All applicants are expected to have a voluntary placement in a local school for at least one day per week.
Aims of the course
To enable students to achieve their qualifications in English, maths and L2 STLS. All courses aim to prepare students to progress in their chosen field by improving their language skills. This could be for further study, improving career prospects or seeking work.
Please refer to the full specifications at: http://www.cache.org.uk/Qualifications/EducationSupport/EducationSupportL2/Pages/CACHE-Level-2-Supporting-QCF.aspx
At the end of each 18 week semester there are assessments in speaking & listening, reading and writing while the course also includes final exams in the summer term in English and maths. You will be required to prepare a portfolio of work and be observed in your place of work.
Depending on the qualifications achieved during the year, you can progress to GCSE English and GCSE mathematics, Level 3 courses, work or apprenticeships.
Students may progress on to higher level English classes in the College, or into vocational areas or work.
You will sit a short test in English and mathematics, and have an interview with a teacher. You should be able to demonstrate English, mathematics and information and communications technology skills at Level 1 to do this Level 2 course. Also required are:
Successful completion of the Level 1 Classroom Assistants course and/or previous relevant experience
An ability and commitment to attend all parts of the course: 100% attendance is required
A willingness to find a place in a local school and volunteer there for at least one full school day a week during the course
Students learn in the classroom for most of the time, with sessions including group work, pair work and individual study. Students will be able to access college facilities such as the Learning Centre and ICT equipment. Most courses include trips outside college to galleries and museums as part of the curriculum and other enrichment and equality and diversity activities.
Process for Application
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