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Teaching Assistant and Special Education Needs QLS Level 3

Course Code

ABC1143

Learn more about the role of a teaching assistant and supporting pupils with special educational needs with this Special Education Needs and Teaching Assistant QLS Level 3 course!

  • This course is a great addition to your CV which will help you to progress your career in education.
  • Study relevant topics during this bundle course such as how to be an effective team member and how you can support students with special education needs.
  • Study at your own pace from home.

Course overview

This Special Educational Needs and Teaching Assistant QLS Level 3 course is a knowledge-based course that will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of a teaching assistant as well as how you can support children with special educational needs. It is ideal for anyone considering a career as a teaching assistant who wants to understand more about the role, or someone currently working as a teaching assistant who wishes to expand their existing knowledge.

During the teaching assistant section of this bundle course, you will explore topics such as how you can plan learning activities that accommodate different learning styles; how you can support pupils with behavioural difficulties; and the ways in which you can support pupils with different communication and interaction needs.

The Special Educational Needs section of your course will cover topics such as how to promote the development of children and young people; how you can support children with chronic illnesses and physical disabilities; and ways you can meet their social, emotional, and behavioural needs. You’ll learn how to support children and young people affected by special educational needs through your work in a childcare or education setting.

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of your course, you will achieve a Special Educational Needs SEN Level 3 and Teaching Assistant QLS Level 3 certificate of achievement.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Special Educational Needs SEN Level 3

Teaching Assistant QLS Level 3

Extra info

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone considering a career as a teaching assistant who wants to understand more about the role and how they can support pupils with special educational needs, or someone currently working as a teaching assistant who wishes to expand their existing knowledge.

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course duration

You may start at any time and have two full years to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 160 hours to complete. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course outcomes

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive a certificate of achievement in Special Educational Needs SEN Level 3 from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and a certificate of achievement in Teaching Assistant QLS Level 3 from the Quality License Scheme. You will also receive a learner unit summary which will list the components you have completed as part of your course.

Please note: the completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. If you are looking for a course that will lead to a teaching assistant qualification, please consider enrolling on our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning instead.

Awarding Body

QLS

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

TQUK

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course is endorsed by TQUK, meaning Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses they offer meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

What next?

If after completing this course, you decide you wish to pursue a career as a teaching assistant, we recommend studying our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning which will lead to you becoming a fully qualified teaching assistant.

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