Free Online Taster - Becoming a Teaching Assistant

Ref: C3530516

Improve your understanding of what is required to become a teaching assistant. This session will provide you with an insight into the role and responsibilities of a teaching assistant and the opportunities this rewarding career presents. There will also be practical information on your next steps.

Additional information about this course

This taster is free and delivered by Zoom teleconferencing. Students will need to have internet access with audio and preferably a camera. Students will need to enrol by telephone 0300 3033464 for the link to join the session and download the free version of Zoom.

Course aim

This free online taster will provide an introduction into becoming a teaching assistant.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a teaching assistant.
  • Understand what my next steps into becoming a teaching assistant will be.
  • Know where to access courses that lead to becoming a teaching assistant.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • As this is an online session, you will need access to a computer with sound (and preferably video but this is not essential) and you will need to be able to download the free Zoom software before the session starts.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Free Online Taster - Becoming a Teaching Assistant

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  • 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 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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