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  • Objectives
    The aims of the course is to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills appropriate to the conduct of a classroom support role, and to participate in a wide range of classroom support activities
  • Academic Title
    Level 2 Award as a Teaching Assistant, plus a UK Open Learning completion Diploma.
  • Course description

    Your chance to make a real difference

    Education is one of the most vital activities in keeping our society together. And helping young people to gain knowledge and life skills is one of the most rewarding aspects of this.

    The truth is, there’s never been such a high demand for Teaching Assistants - schools across the country desperately need people with good credentials and an outgoing personality. People like you.

    Do you enjoy working with children? Are you interested in encouraging their amazing potential? Do you value the importance of education in their development? Could you work well under a qualified teacher? If the answer to all these is "yes" then this superb Distance Learning Teaching Assistant course is for you.

    What will I learn on the Teaching Assistant course?

    Our Teaching Assistant Course gives you the opportunity to take the first in becoming a Teaching Assistant. By studying the course, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge and a range of skills enabling you to take part in a wide range of support activities in the classroom. The course will help you gain employment as a result.

    What subjects does the course cover?

    By subscribing to the course you will gain a solid understanding of the principles and practices relating to teaching/classroom assistant roles.

    You will discover the skills and knowledge needed to support the teacher, the pupil and the school as a whole. You will learn all about the National Curriculum and the use of ICT equipment in the classroom. You will also receive good practical advice on how to work constructively with others. Supporting young people’s Literacy and Numeracy development is an important aspect of the course, and we also look at how to help pupils with special education needs.

    Student Profile

    This programme is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice teaching / classroom assistant roles and gain an accredited award relevant to employment

    Study Method

    This course can be studied at your own pace and there are no deadlines for assignments however you must complete the course within 12 months from the date you purchased the course.


    Students are required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments which can be submitted to the tutor by e-mail or post for marking. There is no specific word count for the assignments, but you do need to prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions, one sentence answers will not be accepted and you will be asked to re-submit them.

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland"

    Awarding Body Information
    NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland

    Course Duration

    Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 100 hours of study to complete.

    Pack Contents:
    • Studyguide
    • Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
    • Self-assessment activities
    • Assignments
    • Tutor support
    • Assignment marking & feedback
    • Accreditation

    Course Outline

    Mandatory Units.

    Unit 1: Supporting the Teacher
    • The learning environment
    • Pupil behaviour
    • Observing and recording

    Unit 2: Supporting the Pupil
    • Care and support
    • Health and hygiene
    • Child protection

    Unit 3: Supporting the Curriculum
    • The National Curriculum
    • Planning, evaluating and assisting
    • Pupils during all learning activities

    Unit 4: Supporting the School
    • Legal requirements
    • School organisation
    • Policies and procedures

    Unit 5: Supporting ICT in the Classroom
    • Preparation and Maintenance of ICT Equipment
    • Supporting the Use of ICT Equipment
    • Keeping Pupil Records

    Unit 6: Supporting Pupils with Special Education Needs
    • Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
    • Support for Learners

    Unit 7: Supporting Literacy Development
    • Supporting the Development of Reading Skills
    • Supporting the Development of Writing Skills
    • Supporting the Development of Speaking and Listening Skills

    Unit 8: Supporting Numeracy Development
    • Supporting the Development of Number Skills
    • Supporting the Development of Problem Solving and Data Handling Skills
    • Supporting the Understanding of Measures, Shape and Space

    Unit 9: Working with Others
    • Working in Teams
    • Working with Colleagues
    • Working with other Professionals and Parents


    Q. Can I get a job after completing this course?

    A. Yes, this will help you gain employment as it is a recognised qualification.

    Q. Do I need a work placement to complete the course?

    A. No you do NOT need to be working in a School but it would help your employment prospects if you can find some voluntary work.

    Q. Is this an NVQ?

    A. No this is not an NVQ as these have to be taken in the workplace.

    Q. Do you offer the new level 3 course?

    A. No we do not offer anything higher at the moment.

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