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Oxbridge Home Learning

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by emloulei, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. emloulei

    emloulei New commenter

  2. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    It looks ok. Check with your LA if they recognise it. Online courses are ok so long as you are working/volunteering in a school. Do you have previous experience or TA qualifications at a lower level? You need to know that schools don't always pay according to qualifications but as advertised in the job. Many will also look for greater experience over a higher level qualification. So someone with a Level 2 but 3 years experience may get the job over someone with L3 and just their training experience.
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  3. LeftTheBuilding

    LeftTheBuilding Occasional commenter

    It's a recognised qualification from a recognised awarding body (NCFE/CACHE). You will need to be working (paid/unpaid) in a school, as some elements are assessed by direct observation.

    I did the L3 diploma over a year while working in a primary school for 2½ days per week.

    You may be able to get an Advanced Learner Loan. Details here https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan. If your earnings stay below £25K, then you won't have to make any repayments. I've yet to meet any TA who earns anywhere near that!
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  4. LeftTheBuilding

    LeftTheBuilding Occasional commenter

    I wondered why I had a feeling of déjà vu :D
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  5. emloulei

    emloulei New commenter

    Hi thanks for replying. I volunteer in a school 1.5 days a week and have done for nearly 2 years. I wanted to do level 2 & 3 but was told because I have experience I could go straight to level 3. I would love to go on to do a hlta course too.
  6. emloulei

    emloulei New commenter

    Haha yes it’s me again I’ve just applied for funding through a carers organisation
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  7. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    HLTA is not a course it is a status and is for very experienced TAs. you will need quite a few more years experience before going for it.
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  8. AnotherDayTowardsRetirement

    AnotherDayTowardsRetirement Occasional commenter

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  9. emloulei

    emloulei New commenter

  10. eromdap

    eromdap New commenter

  11. shabnam07

    shabnam07 New commenter

    Hi i have just enrolled onto this course with Oxbridge Home Learning. I rang cache before i enrolled, they confirmed the company is registered with them. Would you like to buddy up? Im really nervous about the course...i have been out of education for 5 years.
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  12. emloulei

    emloulei New commenter

    Yes definitely! I have been out of education longer than that so you’ll be fine
  13. Hi I started my teaching assistant level 2 course. I'm enjoying this course and working in school as a volunteer for 1 and a half day.I've been completed my 8 assessments but submitted only 3 which are passed.

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