This programme is aimed at those already working within the education sector as teaching assistants (TA’s), learning support assistants (LSA’s), pastoral staff, cover supervisors and those working towards Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status.
The course aims to contribute to national and regional agendas; to develop the school and wider education workforce towards graduate level in order to meet relevant workforce standards and provide a relevant progression route through to Qualified Teacher Status pathways.
64 UCAS points (those with 48 UCAS points will be considered for an interview)
BTEC Level 3 qualification (2 years) in relevant subject
Other related Level 3 qualifications
Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including maths or English
An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area
Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications
You will also need a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) certificate that has been issued within 12 months of the start of the course. You can apply for one at enrolment, for a fee, if necessary.
*Subject to Office for Students registrationThere are no additional costs involved with this course.
Teaching and Learning
Professional Roles in Educational Settings
Health and Well-being
Developing Local Community Partnerships
The Contemporary Curriculum
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Partnership Collaboration and Team Working
The Reflective Practitioner
Social Inclusion in Educational Contexts
Course Potential Careers
College or Further Education tutor
Development of own business e.g. Out of School Club
Course leading towards Qualified Teacher Status at a university or in a Teaching Schools Alliance e.g. PGCE Primary
Social Work Training
Post- graduate academic study e.g. Masters Childhood Studies or Masters Education at SHU
Students might progress to a senior, managerial position within their workplace.
Hours Per Week
• To contribute to national and regional agendas to develop the school and wider education workforce to graduate level.
• To enable professionals working in the school and wider education workforce to meet relevant workforce standards at graduate level, including knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to national guidance.
• To widen participation in Higher Education in the region through provision of a professionally focused route to degree level that meets the needs of students employed in the school and wider education workforce.
• To provide a relevant progression route through to Qualified Teacher Status courses.