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Teaching Assistant Level 2

Course Code: ABC513
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

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!

Want a CV that stands out from the crowd? Don’t worry we’ll even take care of that for you with our FREE CV re-writing service! In addition you will also be able to get the best discounts around with a FREE NUS card.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

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.

Other 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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *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 do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    - 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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