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Certificate in Education: Part-time

This two-year course will help you to develop your teaching skills, reflect on current ideas about education and training and to creatively explore the professional opportunities open to you.

Much of the course is focused on practical teaching. You will gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other teachers and trainers, with support from your tutors.

“I feel like I gained the knowledge I needed to effectively help the children, by for example, carrying out interventions or one-on-one teachings. My tutors were really helpful and always there if I needed help with anything.”

James Doran Teaching Standards
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Start an exciting career in Education and Childcare Services

The childcare sector is ideal for those who are patient, caring and have a passion for helping children to develop, learn and reach their full potential.

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Teaching Assistant

Average salary - £21,500*

Teaching Assistants support teachers with classroom work and admin tasks and facilitate children’s development via help with reading, writing and learning activities.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping teachers prepare lesson materials, working with students to support them with work, recording and reporting student progress, maintaining a safe and healthy environment and following safeguarding procedures and helping manage class behaviour.**

Working environments:

Schools (public or private) and special needs schools.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Nursery Assistant

Average salary - £19,200*

Nursery Assistants care for children from birth up to seven years old and help their development and learning in a safe and supportive setting.

Day-to-day tasks:

Planning and supervising activities like art, music and cooking, helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games, taking children on trips, observing children and writing reports, making sure children are safe and well and speaking with parents and carers.**

Working environments:

Nurseries, children’s homes or hospitals.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

What our students say

“I have made new friends on my course and love how many opportunities there are to get involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities while at college”

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Chelsea Smith Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up Former student at the Laurel Academy

“I enjoy being in a working environment in the college restaurant and serving customers”

Anonymous Level 2 Food and Beverage Services Former student at Winterhill School

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy

Certificate in Education: Part-time

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