I have just received all my paper work for Teaching assistant level 3 (NCFE) and I thought there would be more information on getting a placement, I know its down to us to organise I just thought there might be guidance??
My advise would be to narrow down all the establishments you would like to work in. Then contact each one and ask. That's exactly what i did and I got a placement within a few days. Many said no but I kept going through my list and eventually one accepted me after a successful interview. Good luck all
I was lucky in that I managed to secure my placement before my course place was confirmed. All I did was send an email to the admin office stating that I was looking for 50+ hours placement and they passed it on to the relevant person. Wasn't as scary to sort out as I thought! They sent me an email with a link to my local authority to order the DBS check. You don't need the placement until assignment 5 onwards so plenty of time to sort it xx
Hi there, I just sent an email out to a few schools giving a brief description of what i am studying and a bit about me and i had replies within about 10 days. Have had a meeting and its looking good. Some schools are reluctant to take students as its more work for them. Keep trying and you will get somewhere. Good luck x
Yes, i'm not looking forward to applying to schools either... Ive got a degree and masters and some child experience and have been applying to be a TA and have not even got a interveiw... I'm hoping this course will change that.... Also I'm not applying for a job its volunteering but, its not easy to volunteer these days either... Have written out my letter and plan to send today along with my CV to schools near by. I don't want to apply to my daughters school unless I have to as I feel that thats her space and she has just started a new school in sept. Will let you know how it goes