1Course Overview

Teaching Assistant and Special Education Needs Level 3

Course code: ABC1143

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Are you interested in working in a supporting role for children with special educational needs? Then with this course you can learn all the skills and knowledge needed to do just that, from home!

This course will enable you to:

  • Learn how to support learning through activities
  • Understand how to become an effective team member
  • Know how to plan early year’s curriculum
  • Explore how to support pupils with particular needs
  • Learn how special educational needs impact upon the learning and development of children
  • Discover how you can adapt learning for children with speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Learn the different methods of adapting learning for children with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
  • Discover how you can make a difference to children's learning through identifying and planning for the special educational needs (SENs) of each individual

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

20% off selected courses - Until 22nd January
2Course Content

 Teaching Assistant

 Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Supporting Learning Through Activities
  • Accommodating different learning styles
  • Independent learning
  • Supporting independent learning
  • Learning activities
  • Primary school activities
  • Secondary school activities
  • Feedback on learning activities
Unit 2: Learning Through Play
  • Play and development
  • Creating play spaces
  • Involving children in play space creation
  • The importance of the consultation process
  • Supporting a play session
  • Play space legislation
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Risk assessments for play spaces
Unit 3: Developing Positive Behaviour
  • Modelling appropriate behaviour
  • External factors
  • Supporting behavioural difficulties
  • Rewarding positive behaviour
  • Recognising positive behaviour
Unit 4: Becoming an Effective Team Member
  • Effective communication
  • Applying communication to teams
  • Team working
  • Relationship issues within a team
  • Minimising conflict
  • Coordinating the classroom
Unit 5: Early Years Curriculum Planning
  • Learning and development patterns
  • Intellectual learning and development patterns
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language
  • Differentiation
  • Creating a stimulating work environment
Unit 6: Supporting Pupils with Particular Needs
  • Gifted and talented programmes
  • Delivering a gifted and talented programme
  • Equality of access legislation
  • Providing equality of access
  • Inclusively
  • Interaction and communication needs
  • Promoting non-verbal communication skills
  • Autism
  • Supporting emotional and social needs
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

 Special Education

 Needs Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Working with Children with Special Educational Needs
  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Types of discrimination
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • The United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities
  • Inclusive practice
  • Working in partnership
  • Adapting practice
Unit 2: Understanding and Promoting Children’s Development
  • Pattern and sequence of child development
  • Influences on development
  • Why development may not follow the expected pattern
Unit 3: Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) Difficulties
  • Defining speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Effects and impact of SLC difficulties
  • Adapting communication methods
  • Supporting English as an additional language
  • Supporting speech and language difficulties
Unit 4: Social, Emotional and Behavioural (SEB) Difficulties
  • Psychological needs
  • External triggers
  • Transitions
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • The link between SEB and language difficulties
Unit 5: Chronic Illnesses and Physical Disabilities
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Physical disabilities
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
Unit 6: Assessment and Planning to Meet Individual Needs
  • Identifying individual needs
  • A child-centred approach
  • Assessment frameworks
  • The common assessment framework
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course pack containing all study materials or online materials, as well as full tutor support by email. So help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two 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). This will be a Certificate in Teaching Assistant Level 3 and Special Education Needs Level 3.

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 courses depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 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.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. Although we do recommend students to have completed the Level 2 Teaching Assistant course, before enrolling onto this bundle.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

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
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your two certificates in Teaching Assistant Level 3 and Special Education Needs Level 3

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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