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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

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    This course prepares you for a career as a Teaching Assistant in schools as it gives you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required for the job. It is for those who wish to become, or are newly employed as, a teaching assistant.

    You will need to have a school placement for a minimum of six hours a week and attend a three-hour session in College each week.

    You will be responsible for obtaining and paying for your own DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check through your school placement. It is important to apply for this as soon as possible.

    Our Level 2 course is going from strength to strength and is an excellent networking opportunity for students to find out about jobs in the sector and make direct contacts.  Many students have gained employment through this qualification.

    Comments from student Vicki Morse...  "I came back to college to obtain new qualifications as I wanted a change in career. After facing some old demons, by revisiting difficulties from my own education, and by working very hard, I gained Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy. I also achieved Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and subsequently found employment in school as a Teaching Assistant."

    There are a number of options available at GC to help you pay for your course fees:

    • Setting up a Direct Debit: You’ll be asked for a 20% deposit when you enrol and this can be paid in cash or by debit or credit card. Course fees must be paid in full by the end of your course so the monthly instalments would be adjusted accordingly e.g. for a one year course you would make 8 payments;
    • Support for those that are unemployed and in receipt of benefits. Contact Student Services to find out if this course is eligible for funding and if you are eligible.

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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