The NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools are ideal qualifications for those looking to take their teaching assistant knowledge or ability to work as a qualified Teaching Assistant to the next level.
On completing the course you will be able to apply for jobs as a Teaching or Classroom Assistant with a salary of up to £19,893* per annum.
Teaching support staff generally assist a teacher in the classroom and allow pupils to get the most from their learning experience. This can include helping with practical exercises and extra-curricular activities or maintaining an organised and safe classroom environment, thereby allowing the teacher to focus on delivering the lesson. Qualified level 3 teaching assistants are much in demand as they can work unsupervised in a classroom or other learning setting.
NCFE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers. The NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools have been accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is part of the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) for England.
The QCF outlines level 2 qualifications as equivalent to GCSEs or certificates of higher education and Level 3 qualifications as equivalent to A Levels. Learning at Level 3 is appropriate for people wishing to go to university, work independently, or in some areas supervise and train others in their field of work.
The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools supports assessment for Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, which would allow you to lead teaching sessions.
*Source: REED Salary Calculator,January 2013 (Note: appropriate professional experience is vital to attain these roles).