Applicants are required to hold qualifications at A level (or equivalent Level 3 qualifications). HLTA status may also be accepted as a Level 3 equivalent qualification. You may be asked to attend an interview.
You must be employed (paid or voluntary) in a role working with children or young people in an educational setting for at least 15 hours per week. This course is not open to you if you do not meet this requirement. There is no professional placement option within the course.
Experience of working for six months (or an equivalent time) in a paid or a voluntary capacity, prior to entry, with children or young people in an educational setting is required.
You will also need active support of an employer, who must sign your application form and learning agreement.
It is a requirement that all applicants have a current satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
If you do not have English at GCSE grade C or above you will be required to take and pass the University equivalency tests for entry onto this course. There is a charge for this test. OR, if you have Functional Skills Level 2 (English) you can gain entry onto this course, with the expectation that you will independently complete the University English equivalency test, or gain a GCSE English language qualification during the course.
If you do not meet the entry requirements, but have the appropriate work experience, you may be offered an opportunity to join the course, subject to the agreement of your employer. In this case, you will be required to take and pass the Orientation module.
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