Preparing to Work in Schools (Teaching Assistant)

This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

This qualification prepares learners for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting.  It covers areas such as child and young person development, as well as ways on how to support the well-being of a child and young person.

What you will study

This course is a knowledge-based qualification that comprises of 3 units.  The first is aimed at helping you to understand schools as organisations, the second relates to understanding how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well and the final unit is to help you to understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults.

Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams, or setting up a information board.

No formal qualifications are necessary, however an interview with the course tutor is mandatory.

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £50.00

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary, however an interview with the course tutor is mandatory.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE

Cardiff West Community High School
Cardiff West Community High School

Penally Road


Llanrumney Hall
Llanrumney Hall

Ball Rd,