Preparing to Work in Schools – Level 1 Award (Teaching Assistants)

Preparing to Work in Schools – Level 1 Award (Teaching Assistants)

Start Date: Call the Avenues Centre on 01482 615 349 to register your interest. Courses will start in September 2022
Course fees: To be confirmed
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

Teaching Assistants support children with their learning activities in the classroom. They work closely with teachers to make sure pupils enjoy learning in a safe and caring setting. If you like working with children and want to play a part in their education and well-being, this career could be ideal for you.

This qualification is about gaining an insight into working in a learning environment, whether this is in a primary, secondary or special school.  You will learn about the different types of schools in the education sector and how they are organised.

This classroom-based course will prepare you for further learning while developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school, how to support the well-being of children and young people and how young people develop basic skills including children’s learning in and out of the classroom.

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required. However, learners looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 19 years or above
  • Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
  • Have access to a PC and the internet
  • Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
  • Have a genuine desire to succeed

Learners do not require a placement to complete this course

How to apply

Please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349 to book an induction

Course Content

You will learn practical skills and underpinning knowledge to support you on further learning and development.

During the course you will have both taught and practical sessions and you will be expected to produce some written work.

The course content will be negotiated to meet your needs and will include some of the following:

  • Understanding schools and organisations
  • Understanding how to keep children safe and well
  • Understanding how to communicate with children, young people and adults.

You do not require a placement to complete this course, however, you will complete an assessment task to establish if this is the correct level for you.

Assessment Method

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which will include an electronic portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by Hull Training and Adult Education.

Where can it lead?

A Teaching Assistant qualification can be beneficial to improving job prospects and gaining substantial knowledge about child development. It is aimed at learners volunteering in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

After this course you may wish to progress onto a Level 2 vocational course

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