For the last six years I have been working as a registered childminder, it’s something I have loved doing as it predominately enabled me to remain at home and raise my own children. Over the years I have undertaken a lot of training, much of which is a requirement of my job but it has also enabled me to develop my learning and skills further. Now my children are all in full-time school I have been left feeling like it’s time for a new chapter for me too. However I am not ready to return to the job I held prior to starting my family as I still need to be available for my family.
Given that I enjoyed my role as a childminder it made me think that the next natural step for me would be to work in schools as a Learning Support assistant. So over the last few months I have been looking into this further and have found some courses that would provide me with a qualification in teaching assistant however there is nowhere near me that run the course.
So when NCC got in touch and asked me if I would like to review one of the courses they have, I jumped at the chance. Undertaking a course with NCC meant I could study in my own time and at my own pace which is ideal for me and with over 350 courses available I was able to find a teaching assistant qualification. There is a wide range of courses available from Teaching, Beauty, Marketing, Sciences and more. Your also not limited to studying online either, if you choose you can have your course in paper format making NCC course flexible to your learning needs. Every course comes with 12 months support from a tutor as well to support you while undertaking your chosen course. The course fees are very competitive too and you have the option to pay in full or monthly so again making further learning accessible to all.
Over the last fortnight I have been setting time aside to start the course and so far I have managed to complete two modules. Usually when the children have gone to bed I have been able to settle down and spend some time working through the modules. Which so far I have found very thorough and comprehensive. A range of resources are available to you too from videos to slide shows which I find help the learning process.
Even after just two modules I feel I have already gained a lot of knowledge and I am looking forward to completing the rest of the modules that are part of my course. I will be sharing my thoughts on the course as a whole once I have completed it, so keep your eyes peeled.
In the meantime if you would like more information about NCC or to have a look at the courses available, you can do so by visiting www.ncchomelearning.co.uk
Disclaimer: I have been provided with a course with NCC for the purpose of this post however the content is 100% my own.