As a teaching assistant, your responsibilities include practical and administrative tasks, working under the direction of the class teacher to supervise and support students’ learning. This important role aids the teacher in having more time available to plan and deliver inclusive practice that supports all students making progress and achieving.
Teaching assistants help promote effective teaching and learning, particularly for children with learning difficulties (SEN). They work with children on both a 1-2-1 basis and small groups to complete tasks set by the teacher.
As a Teaching Assistant your role and responsibilities includes the following areas:
- Supporting the teacher
- Supporting the pupil
- Supporting the curriculum
- Supporting the school
• Unit 1 – Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults.
• Unit 2 – Schools as Organisations
• Unit 3 – Understand Child and Young Person Development
• Unit 4 – Understand how to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People
• Unit 5 – Support Assessment for Learning
• Unit 6 – Support Learning Activities
• Unit 7 – Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
• Unit 8 – Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
• Unit 9 – Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
• Unit 10 – Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
• Unit 11 – Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
We offer the TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification to anyone wishing to gain a sector recognised qualification as a Teaching Assistant. It is aimed at anyone that has a keen interest in working and progressing his or her career in the Education sector.
• To achieve the observational units, TQUK requires a relevant work placement with a minimum of 50 hours in a school. This can include voluntary or paid work.
• Students should have a strong desire to work within education to support teaching and learning in schools and colleges.
• Teaching assistants are required to undergo an enhanced criminal records check – This will normally be overseen by your placement, however, we are able to help you with this if required for an additional cost.
• All students should give attention to detail and able to work in a team environment
• When required students need to be confident in using your own initiative. .
• Students should have access to a computer and the internet throughout the learning programme.
• Learners should have elementary IT skills to submit their assignments
• A commitment to your study is necessary to achieve the evidence required
Students are required to be aged 16 and over
The TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification is assessed through the following methods:
• Practical Demonstration
• Case Study
• Written Assignment
• Observation of Learner’s skills
• Question and answer sessions
You will receive full support from your personal tutor to meet the evidence requirements.
The guided study hours to complete this qualification are an approximate figure as it is dependent upon the time you are able to commit to your studies. You should dedicate enough time to complete all the assignments/ question papers to ensure that all outcomes are met.
You will have an initial 12 months in which to complete this qualification, extensions are available for unforeseen circumstances, although a small charge maybe incurred.