This qualification is regulated by TQUK and undertaken online. It is suitable for learners who work in a school environment and not only wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the role of a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or support worker in a school, but also wish to develop the skills to undertake these roles.
Duration of the qualification
There is no set time frame for completion of this qualification. Most learners complete the qualification within four to five months. Learners may complete shorter timeframe.
Content of the Qualification
The qualification covers are range of topics including the role of a teaching assistant. legislation relating to supporting teaching and learning, types of school environments, development stages of children and young people, safeguarding, assessment, health and safety and equality and diversity.
Qualification Assessment Activities
Assessment activities include the completion of a number of worksheets, observations, expert witness testimony and evidence gathered when working in the role of a teaching assistant.
Learners are expected to have a minimum standard of literacy at Level 2.
In order to achieve this qualification, learners must work within a school environment for a minimum of 12 hours per week. This can be on an employed or voluntary basis.