Teaching Assistant Level 2

Pursue your career as a Teaching Assistant, from home!

The employment prospects for Teaching Assistants have increased significantly in recent years, as the number that are employed has nearly trebled between 2000 and 2011.

  • Join a challenging but rewarding career with typical starting salaries ranging between £12,000 and £17,000.
  • Learn how to support teachers and pupils through all aspects of education.
  • Gain core skills in communication, safeguarding and support.
  • Develop your awareness of how schools work as organisations, so that you understand the role of Teaching Assistants in a wider context.

Prospective students or current Teaching Assistants may consider the Teaching Assistant Level 3 course for further career development.

Course Content

Unit 1: Supporting Teaching and Learning Activities In Schools

  • How teaching assistants can support the teacher in planning, teaching and evaluation of the learning activities.
  • The stages of planning.
  • Problems that may occur when supporting learning activities.
  • Strategies a teaching assistant may use to support pupils’ learning.
  • Providing feedback on learning activities to the teacher.

Unit 2: Communication and Relationships With Children, Young People and Adults

  • Communicating and developing positive working relationships with children and young people.
  • Communicating with adults.
  • Differences in communicating with adults and children.
  • Disagreements with adults and children.
  • Communication difficulties.

Unit 3: Provide Effective Support for Your Colleagues

  • The role and responsibilities of the teaching assistant.
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of others in the school team
  • The role of external professionals.
  • Maintaining good working relationships.
  • Professional practice within schools.

Unit 4: Safeguarding Children and Young People: The Maintenance of a Safe Working Environment

  • Legislation, policies, and procedures for safeguarding children.
  • Prepare and maintain a safe working environment for children.
  • The procedures and actions in response to an emergency in school.
  • Types of abuse that children may experience.
  • Behaviour management.

Unit 5: Supporting Children's and Young People's Development

  • Understanding physical, emotional, communication, social and behavioural development.
  • Observation methods used to record learning and development.
  • Transitions that children may experience.

Unit 6: Schools as Organisations

  • Structures of education.
  • Specialist schools.
  • Legislation and school policies.
  • The National Curriculum.
  • The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED).
  • The primary framework.
  • Early years foundation stage.

Assessment

This Teaching Assistant course will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Students may start at any time and there is no time limit for this course, so you can work at your own pace. This course takes approximately 100 hours to complete.

Study Method

Students receive a course manual and study guide, plus tutor support by mail and email. We also supply you with a stationery pack and student record bag.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.  ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Course Questions and Answers

Q: What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

  • Student record bag
  • Pen
  • Mouse mat
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation

Q: Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework alone.

Q: Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price! We even send a stationery pack and study bag out to you.

Q: What do I do if I still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

Reviews for this course

"Impressed"
Vanessa Lawler, Warrington

I'm just about to start my studies but so far I'm impressed with the material and support, I'm going to be volunteering part time in reception class at my school so this is why I'm wanting to do the teaching assistant course along side.

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