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Course Title Education and Childcare (specialising in Assisted Teaching)
Level: 3
Code T102

Overview of the Course

Your studies will focus on learning to support the class teacher to enhance pupil’s learning in either small groups or individually, to ensure that pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and progress by staying on task. You will also need to be a good role model by promoting positive values and behaviours, act with honesty and integrity, take part in group activities and contribute to planning and class activities. Your future role is very much about encouraging pupils to progress and develop in a positive, nurturing and safe environment.

What are the career opportunities?

Career opportunities may include:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Support Worker

What are the entry requirements?

5 GCSE passes at grade 9-4, including maths and English. Students with a Level 2 Extended Certificate/ Diploma qualification or Apprenticeship will also be considered.

How long is the course and when can I start?

This course will start in September and you will study for two years to achieve the full qualification.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

You will develop your knowledge and understanding in the following core areas:

  • Wider Context of Childcare and Education
  • Child Development
  • Supporting Education
  • Safeguarding, Health and Safety, and Wellbeing
  • Behaviour
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Language Acquisition (including English)
  • Parents, Families and Carers
  • Working with Others
  • Reflective Practice

Your studies will focus on:

  • How to support the class teacher to enhance children’s education, individually and in groups
  • Planning, providing and reviewing educational opportunities in collaboration with teachers and other adults
  • Safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Recognising, adapting and responding to individual children’s needs, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), to support development and access to the curriculum

You will sit an externally-set exam at the end of each academic year to test your understanding of the subject. You will also undertake a skill-assessment to demonstrate your competency skills. Whilst on work placement, you will be set a project by your employer that you must successfully complete to demonstrate your overall breadth of learning.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

This brand-new qualification has been developed in collaboration with employers to ensure that what you are learning meets the needs of the industry. You will combine the benefits of practical and theory-based learning to generate the knowledge and experience needed for skilled employment or further training.

Work experience

Your T Level will include an industry placement with an employer to develop the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. Bury College will support students in finding relevant work placements. These will last a minimum of 315 hours and average 350 hours (around 45 days). Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a combination of the two.

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Are there any additional costs or requirements?


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