Working in a School

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Course code: 9043

Gain an insight into working in a classroom as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant

When and where


From 08 Jun 2022 to 13 Jul 2022
Wed 09:30-11:00

6 weeks

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08 Jun 2022

09:30 to 11:00

15 Jun 2022

09:30 to 11:00

22 Jun 2022

09:30 to 11:00

29 Jun 2022

09:30 to 11:00

06 Jul 2022

09:30 to 11:00

13 Jul 2022

09:30 to 11:00


Bracknell Open Learning Centre
Rectory Lane
RG12 7GR

with Anika Watson


Fees and concessions

The total charge is £50. The tuition fee for this course is £50

Course description

The overall aims of the course are to support you in your journey to working in a primary school.
This course will help you gain an understanding of the wider impact you will have on the school community where you work and the impact you will have on the teachers, families or children you are working with. As well as helping you to develop a professional attitude to working in a primary school and to understand the realities of working as a teaching assistant.
There will be online tasks set which aim to prepare you for applying for a job in primary schools, working within the National Curriculum and developing your key skills.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Identify the different classroom support roles
Describe the responsibilities of a teaching assistant
Know how to meet the needs of the staff and children you are working with
Explain how to support children with SEND
Outline the realities of working in a primary school

Is this course suitable for me?

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in working in a classroom in a primary school

What do I need to bring?

Notebook and a pen

How will I learn?

Formal instruction, group work, paired work and online tasks

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

Progress will be measured against the learning objectives set for each session and based on the participation of each learner

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs

What qualification will I get?

This is a non-accredited community learning course and therefore no formal qualification will be obtained

What will I be able to do after this course?

Health and Safety
Food Safety
Paediatric First Aid
Emergency First Aid at Work
Personal Development Week

Additional information

This course is free to job seekers or those on low incomes who must enrol via the job club. Please do not book online as our refund policy applies and we will only refund a course if we cancel it.
To book online, scroll to the top of this page, click on either 'sign in' or 'sign up' and then proceed to enrolment and payment. Please note that fees are non refundable unless we cancel a course.

If you are joining on a laptop then Zoom can be accessed via a web browser (Microsoft, Google Chrome etc) or if you are using a mobile device then you will need to download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store – all options are free and you don’t need to have a Zoom account, so it is your personal preference.

To make the most of this course you will need to ensure your camera and microphone are on and you are set up in a quiet place where you are unlikely to be interrupted. We also recommend that you check your device has plenty of battery power or is plugged in.

Please try to arrive 5 – 10 minutes before the start of the class to ensure you are logged on and any technical issues can be resolved. Please ensure that your name is showing when joining as the tutor will need to identify you against the register for security reasons. When you join, you will be held in a waiting room until the tutor is ready to start the session.

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