New Directions supports LSA’s to gain qualifications

New Directions are currently working in partnership with Coleg Y Cymoedd to provide an excellent opportunity for New Directions candidates to gain their QCF Teaching assistant qualification.

By supporting the candidates in a long term position at a school, they do not need to actually attend the college. They are supported by an approved assessor, who observes them during lessons and meets with them at school at suitably arranged times, to aid them through the course. Depending on their current level they can be supported for QCF level 2 or 3.

Currently, Annamaria, Leanne and Louise are all completing their level 3 with New Directions and Coleg Y Cymoedd. For Annamaria and Louise, this is the 2nd course they have completed through the scheme, having already progressed from completing level 2 with us previously.

Laura Jeffreys, Account Manager at New Directions Education has a good relationship with Clare Barrett from Coleg y Cymoedd and they organise all of this.

Louise Aram who is current working long term in St Cenydd Comprehensive and completing her Level 3 qualification:

‘My tutor Joy is fantastic. We mostly communicate via email. Joy sends me the work. I do it and send it back. If I ever need help I just give her a ring and I can pop up to see her and get the help I need. It’s never a problem. Even through the summer holidays and half terms….. which is when I get most of my work done!’

Jon Evans Branch Manager for the Additional Learning Needs team at New Directions Education comments, ‘We have worked in partnership with the college for a number of years, and we are exceptionally proud to be able to provide this opportunity.’

We are very proud that 11 candidates have currently benefited from this partnership with Coleg Y Cymoedd and we expect that number to grow over the next few years.

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