We’re working with Stranmillis University College to provide the Classroom Assistant Up-skilling Employment Academy. It will support candidates (existing classroom assistants or those seeking employment as a classroom assistant with relevant experience) at Higher Education Level (equivalent to Level 4).
The academy will support both new and experienced practitioners as they develop their higher-level skills, offering learning and development, as well as opportunities for future employment progression.
It aims to build confidence within classroom support teams by focusing on the development of the child or young person's wellbeing and social learning skills. Understanding how to mentor the individual with needs, while working with the teacher or tutor to develop new cognitive skills, is a core part of the course.
This academy will be equally beneficial to newly qualified classroom assistants or more experienced practitioners who want to develop and enhance their skills.
You must be a Belfast resident, working as a classroom assistant or aspiring to employment in this field, and have the desire to learn and develop within a classroom assistant role. You may be working in any region of Northern Ireland.
Ideally, you will have a relevant Level 3 or Level 2 qualification (for adults returning to education) with at least three years of relevant experience, to undertake the course.
Apply for Classroom Assistant Upskilling Level 4 (link opens in new window)
Select Classroom Assistant Upskilling Level 4 on the drop-down list when registering.