I enroled because I am thinking of a career change, from driving to teaching assistant. And would prefer to go into a school setting with some Qualification and knowledge of school life.
Yes I made an enquiry about the course about 10 months prior to applying for it.
To be honest I opened the folder and it looked very daunting to start with, but as you read through each Module it gets more easier and self explanatory, and less daunting.
Not at the time, but now I'm considering doing the SEN support or SEBD course to further my teaching knowledge.
I want to work in a school setting as a Teaching Assistant, and hopefully gain experience to work with children with SEN.
Do it!! I enquired 10 months before I applied, putting doubt in my mind all the time about whether I could achieve it. The courses are well laid out and the support you get is immense.
I'm plodding along nicely around my current job, sometimes its hard to sit for half an hour to do some course work, but I do it when I can. Also I would like to thank my tutor Ann-Marie Vickers who has been fully supportive, even though I have not contacted her on a regular basis her feedback from my marked assignments is second to none and helps me for my next assignment.
I enrolled because I wanted to gain a Teaching Assistant qualification but wanted to learn at home in my own time, as I have family commitments.
Good, appears to be comprehemsive
Become a teaching assistant.
That the course seems well laid out
I'm progressing slowly but surely. But that is down to my time limitations
I enrolled on the Teaching Assistant Course primarily to help me in my current role as a learning support assistant. Also so if I move from Bahrain I have prior learning to take with me into another job.
No, because I have used the Blackford Centre previous and was aware of the high standard of their courses.
As I decided to do the course online, I found the log on a little confusing but once logged on the course layout was easy to access and the content was about what I expected.
I did consider the Dyslexia Course and the SEBD Course. These are course I may well consider in the future as they will support my work as an LSA.
Go for it! it is a worthwhile course. It is user friendly and there is always help there if you need it.
I find when I am looking for a course to support my role, the first place I come to is the Blackford Centre. Their courses are well laid out there is always help there if you need it.
Currently I'm halfway through. It has come to a bit of a standstill but this is purely because I have just gone back to work and the first few weeks are hectic!.
My partner works shifts so I am unable to commit to evening classes, this Diploma online means I can fit my studies around my family commitments.
Yes I phone and asked few questions, lady I spoke to was very informative, helpful and friendly.
I didn't feel as overwhelmed with work as I expected to be. I found all the instructions I needed and it felt very straightforward and manageable.
Yes. There are a lot of courses online and it took a bit of research to find one that suited me best.
Be a TA in one of my local schools.
It is a manageable workload and very convenient to work at your own pace.
Very slow at the moment because we are on summer holidays so busy home life, but I expect to be progressing rapidly as of September.
Change of career.
Yes by phone.
Had a look at a few but decided after speaking to you on the phone.
Become a Teaching assistant and possibly a HLTA.
A bit slower than I had hoped due to health problems at the moment but otherwise OK.