1Course Overview

Teaching Assistant Level 2

Course code: ABC513

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Develop your understanding in our Teaching Assistant Level 2 Course, 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.

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be sent to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you a full years worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!

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2Course Content

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.
3Other Information

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

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 100 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa 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 defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

* Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

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

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.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

6Reviews

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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.

- Vanessa Lawler

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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