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York College


Start Date: 16/01/2017


Start Date: 18/09/2017

Entry Requirements

Students will need to have a C grade or equivalent in English and Maths GCSE and six months' experience of working/volunteering in a school. An application form must be completed and an interview will be required.

Dates and Times

There are daytime and evening instances of this course.

18th September 2017 - 25th June 2018 Daytime

18th September 2017 - 25th June 2018 Evening

22nd January 2018 - 10th December 2018 Daytime

22nd January 2018 - 10th December 2018 Evening

Times: Daytime: 09.00am - 12.00pm Evening: 17.30pm - 20.30pm

Days: Mondays

Course Contents

  • Understand children's and young people's development
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Learn about communication and professional relationships with children and young people
  • Learn about schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote children's and young people's positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships with children , young people and adults
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care and young people's settings
  • Support children's and young people's health and safety

PLUS 3-5 Optional Units

Students should allow an average of six hours per week for home study. A minimum of two days per week work placement in a school classroom is required and students should be working as part of the school team.

Exams and Assessments

The units are assessed by written tasks and assessment in the workplace.


CACHE Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3

How to apply

Applications should be made to the college. All students will be required to have an interview with the course tutor.


On completion of the course, a lot of students take up employment as Teaching Assistants in schools and, in time, progress to Higher Level Teaching Assistant roles.

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £2,225.
Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the college for details.


Start Date: 16/01/2017


Start Date: 18/09/2017

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.



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