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TQUK Preparing to Work in Schools LV1 Award (RQF)

Level 1 Teaching Assistant Course online. The aim of this online course is to develop learners knowledge of the teaching and learning environment in schools. It is suitable for a wide range of learners including young people and mature individuals working towards employment in the school sector. If you are new to the sector, been away from learning for a while and looking to kick start a career working with children in classroom setting, then this Teaching Assistant Level 1 course is perfect for you. 

There are three theory based units to complete in total, no placement required, no examinations to sit, the whole course can be done entirely from home. Learners are able to access their course lessons, resources and tutor support via our online learning platform The Laser. 6 months access to the platform and support is included in the fee displayed. However, feel free to log in and out to suit your own circumstances. We often experience learners completing this course in a matter of weeks. With the right commitment and dedication this is more than possible. 

This course will allows learners to commence their journey as a teaching assistant without attending placement and at a reasonable cost too. You can even spread the cost with an interest free payment plan if that helps. We can even provide 24 hours free access to this course if you still have doubts. Call us on 0121 792 3872 and we can arrange this for you. We are that confident in this course, we even back it with a 14 day money back guarantee. Enrol online today and start your journey with UK Open College. 

It is not compulsory to start at Level 1. You many wish to consider our TQUK Level 2 Award in Support work in Schools course.  

Still confused? Read our guide on how to become a teaching assistant


Qualification: RQF - TQUK Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
Support: 6 months support included 
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 

No placement required.

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 3 units of study in total as listed below.

3 tutor marked assignments to complete

Principles of communicating with children, young people and adults

Know the features of different types of schools
Know about school policies and procedures
Know different areas of teaching in schools

Principles of how to keep children and young people healthy, safe and well

Know the main stages of development from birth to 19 years of ages
Know how to keep individuals safe in the learning environment
Know how to protect children & young people
Know the principles of health eating
Know about equality, diversity & inclusion

Principles of schools as organisations

Know how to communicate with children, young people and adults
Know how to communicate within a team
Know how to encourage individuals in a learning environment

Entry Requirements

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

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Students do not require a placement to complete this course. 

Course Duration

Online course access and tutor support are provided for 6 months,  all included in the fee. Complete to suit within this time frame.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 47 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 60 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 3 months but feel free to study at your own pace. 

Qualification Awarded

TQUK Level 1 Award  Preparing to Work in School (RQF)

Qualification ref:  603/3418/6
Credit value: 6
Awarding body: TQUK – Training Qualifications the UK

Training Qualifications UK

This course provides successful students with a fully recognised qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (qualifications and credit framework) database. TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

Please note: This qualification is not recognised in Scotland or Wales.

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating to your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away. 

Course Induction - Zoom

As part of the enrolment process for this course, all leaners are required to attend a course induction with one of our friendly assessors. These are normally carried out within 7 days of receiving course access. Inductions are carried out using Zoom and are compulsory for all students registered on this course. You are able to download Zoom totally free of charge here Zoom Induction

This is a great way of meeting one of our assessors who will introduce you to the functions of our learning platform The Laser and answer any questions you may have before progressing. Inductions are provided on a regular basis at times to suit all. 

course Induction

 

Assessment

Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

Study Method - The Laser

Learners are able to access their course lessons via our LASER online learning platform.  Access your lessons, complete your assignments and contact your tutor all in one convenient place. 

As long as you have an internet connection you can access your course 24/7. You are able to access our online platform on the following link Laser Online Learning Platform

Laser Online Platform

 

Each course on the laser follows our unique Laser Lessons formula, and consists of:

  • A filmed tutorial with a professional presenter and accompanying text for those with hearing difficulties
  • Selected reading available in PDF format and also from trusted websites
  • A presentation to give further explanation of a specific topic
  • Good practice example videos, including videos scripted by Laser Systems for Canal Wharf Studios to cover specific criteria
  • An interactive quiz to test knowledge gained
  • Evidence opportunities which allow the learner to produce work towards their course
  • Extended learning materials for those who want to develop their skills and knowledge even further

A think and challenge activity which asks the learner to put the knowledge they have gained towards a real-life scenario

See an example of one of our good practice video’s available below on the Laser. 

                                   

 

 

Why UK Open College?

✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
✅ Spread the cost – interest free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
✅ Trading since 2006 – We will not let you down
✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £14.99 fee per year applies.

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Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance for UK students only!

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions: 

Example: Based on a Max finance agreement of £600

Aged 21 and above (Maximum age 75)
Minimum income of £7,200 PA (£600.00 PCM) 
Permanent resident in the UK for a min of 3 years
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card
You are not bankrupt or in an IVA. 

Under 21 – We will require a willing parent, guardian or family member to take out the finance for your studies on your behalf. 

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks if you meet the above criteria. You may be asked for evidence of income. 

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872. 

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered. 

14 Day Money Back Guarantee

Once log in has been issued or your study pack received at the requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If you are not happy for any reason at all, simply email our accounts department with your request to cancel on [email protected]. We will offer a full refund. No questions asked !

Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. We will not refund you under any circumstances outside of the legal 14 day cooling off period. If you have agreed student finance and opted to pay monthly, you are legally obliged to pay the balance of your fees once the 14 day period expires.

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