Introduction to Helping in a School

Ref: C2423147

A short course to find out how to support children’s learning.

Additional information about this course

This Teaching Assistant course is free to adults that receive benefits, or live on an earned income of less than £21,000 per year.

Course aim

To give parents the background knowledge and confidence to become an effective parent helper in school and /or to help their children’s learning at home.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify 3 ways children can develop their learning through play
  • List 3 practical strategies to support children’s development in literacy
  • List 3 practical strategies to support children’s development in maths
  • List 3 practical strategies for encouraging children’s social, emotional and behavioural development

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Introduction to Helping in a School

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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