Havering Adult College is currently recruiting learners for the City & Guilds L2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (previously, NVQ2) and we are looking for partner schools who would be willing to offer candidates a student placement for the coming academic year. Candidates would need to spend a minimum of 6 hours per week in the classroom, under the direction of a qualified teacher, in KS1 or KS2 (but not EYFS). There is no obligation for schools to retain students once their course of study has finished. A course information booklet is attached, for your information.
Upon application, prospective candidates are invited to the college to sit a short assessment of their English and maths skills and to be interviewed before they are offered a place on the course, which starts in September. This initial assessment is used to ensure candidates have the necessary skills in written English to cope with the academic demands of the course. We would then match candidates to participating schools, with those schools making the final decision regarding the candidate’s suitability.
If you would be willing to offer a student placement to someone who is self-funding and enrols without having found a placement school, please contact our Specialist Teacher/Assessor, Joanne Mead, via email (email@example.com) or by telephoning 01708 434758. If you would like further information, Joanne would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Should you become a partner school, the college will reimburse the cost of DBS checks for successful candidates.
SIMS and Statutory DfE Assessment Returns - Primary Schools and Academies
Details of training available for using SIMS to record, submit and report on statutory DfE assessments returns - EYFSP, Key Stage 1 & 2 and Year 1 & 2 phonics.
City & Guilds L2 and L3 courses for TAs and LSAs
Each year, Havering Adult College delivers high quality courses for teaching assistants and learning support assistants wishing to obtain the City & Guilds L2 and L3 qualifications in supporting teaching and learning in schools (previously NVQs). Enrolment opens soon for courses starting In September and enquiries are welcome now from schools and individuals who wish to register their interest.
Accredited courses on offer in the new academic year are:
Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - £375 (concessions are available to those in receipt of certain benefits for Level 2 courses)
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - £699
L3 Certificate in Cover Supervision - £699
L3 Diploma in Specialist Support in Schools - £1300
Individuals may qualify for an Adult Learning Loan to cover the fees of certain L3 qualifications. Adult Learning Loans become repayable post qualification and only once the candidate earns in excess of £21k p.a.
In addition to these full course qualifications, in may be possible for those who have obtained the L3 Certificate or Diploma within the last 5 years to 'top-up' their existing qualification to gain the Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision.
If you, or a member of your staff, have any questions relating to these courses, including fees and Adult Learning Loans, please contact our Student Services Team on 01708 554016. Please note, these courses are not suitable for those working in Early Years settings.
PECS Level 1 Training Workshop
The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a successful approach that uses pictures to develop communication skills for children with a range of learning and social communication difficulties.
The Children and Adults with Disabilities (CAD) 5-19 Support Team has arranged a two-day PECS Level 1 Training Workshop for teachers and teaching assistants.
The workshop will provide participants with the foundation and essential tools to implement the six phases of the system through demonstrations, videos and role-play.
Makaton - Foundation Workshop for Professionals
Makaton Foundation Workshop for Professionals.
Makaton is a simple form of sign language based on British Sign Language. It is designed to improve communication skills of children with speech and language difficulties and promotes understanding and use of language concepts.
The Foundation Workshop for Professionals provides a detailed introduction to Makaton and combines a practical approach with theory and technical information.
The workshop will be led by Cathy Hamblin, an approved Makaton tutor. It will consist of a series of four sessions leading to a Makaton Foundation Workshop certificate.