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Early Years

This study programme qualifies the learner to be a teaching assistant, supporting the teacher in assessment and the pupils in learning.

This is a full time course, with 1 to 2 days in a school placement and then 2 to 3 days in college.

Knowledge covered over the year includes:

  • Understanding how pupils learn and develop
  • Knowledge necessary to work with teachers and support teaching
  • How to keep children safe in education

Skills:

  • Working with technology in a school
  • Knowing how to assess pupils.
  • Working in a team

Behaviours:

  • Communication with teachers, senior management, pupils and parents.
  • Treating all pupils equally and fairly

Learners will also learn about the prevent duty, online safety and British values. 3 keys subjects in the training of child educators.

Learners will have the opportunity to progress directly into employment or go into an apprenticeship in Higher Education.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSE Grade 4 or above, including GCSE Grade 4 English Language

    Assessment Method

    Internal assessment and practical assessments

    Aims of the course

    • To give learners the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are essential as well as desirable within the sector.
    • Learners will be encouraged to become confident and capable practitioners that are able to support and facilitate learning in pupils.
    • Learners will have a positive experience that lays the foundation of the future career in education.

    Progression Opportunities

    • Direct to employment
    • Further study in HE Apprenticeships

    Facilities

    • Range of online resources and access to a range of educational programs
    • Online workshops and content delivery
    • Individualised feedback to develop their own skills and knowledge

    Career Options

    • Teaching assistant
    • Learning Mentor -Learning support assistant

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 1,417 p/year
24+ £1,417 p/year
International £2,400 p/year

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Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/