A child’s educational experience is shaped by the adults who support and challenge them in their learning. Education Support Assistants can create a positive learning environment for all children. As an Education Support Assistant, you’ll have the opportunity to build a child’s self-esteem, improve their quality of life, and be an agent of change in their schooling experience.
You will be required to attend our Hamilton Campus one day per week.
Please note to be eligible for this course you must be 16 by 31st October 2020 due to health and safety legislation.
You will undertake academic subjects at level 6 across 2 semesters. These include:
Your placement will be arranged in consultation with you. You undertake a placement within the second semester.
You will complete folio work units for placement.
You will have a placement supervisor (usually the class teacher) who will support you and provide feedback on your progress throughout the academic year.
Successful completion of the course may allow progression to HNC in Childhood Practice. Opportunities for possible careers include learning support assistant, child minding, play worker or nanny.