NVQ Teaching Assistant
Those who wish to become NVQ Teaching Assistant, in England,Wales and Northern Ireland need to pass certain qualifications in order to achieve the right credentials to hold the position. The NVQ or National Vocational Qualification is a work award that is based on both assessment, usually through testing and training, typically on the job training where the student learns about the teaching assistant position through work in the classroom. In this case, the NVQ in question is an NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in School.
About NVQ Teaching Assistant
In order to pass the NVQ Teaching Assistant level, the candidates must prove that they have achieved the ability to carry out the job requirements as stated, depending on the level chosen. Such NVQs are based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) that lay out what is expected for the teaching assistant. In most cases, the candidate or student will work in a paid or volunteer position until they achieve the appropriate level of NVQ.
There two levels of NVQ, so the NVQ Teaching Assistant must reach level 2 or level 3 to qualify for most of the teacher assistant positions.
Teaching Assistant Training Audience
For those interested in becoming Level 2 NVQ Teaching Assistant, there are courses that can help you boost your qualifications if you have just started on the path of becoming an assistant teacher. Full NVQ is available up to Level 3 which can further boost your career and show how much you have learned over a period of time as well as the examinations that were passed.
Of course, the key to achieving even higher levels as well as applying the knowledge that you have learned is based on the apprenticeship program which gives you hands-on experience in all matters of being an NVQ Teaching Assistant. Course activities may include reading, applying the arts, conducting field trips and all manners of teaching found within the classroom.
You will be working with the teacher in all aspects of the classroom, following their lead as you gain valuable experience. This in turn will lead to more responsibilities which will help you pass the appropriate exams and become a full fledged NVQ Teaching Assistant.
NVQ Teaching Assistant Levels
The following levels are available for this NVQ:
Please click on the above for more course information for that particular NVQ level in teaching assistant training.