1Course Overview

Teaching Assistant Level 2 and Child Psychology Level 3

Course code: ABC921

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Gain an insight into teaching assistant and child psychology, from home!

The employment prospects for Teaching Assistants have increased significantly in recent years, with the number of employed TAs nearly trebling in the last decade.

  • Join a challenging but rewarding career with a typical salary ranging between £12,000 and £17,000
  • Discover the role of child psychology in behaviour, learning and development
  • Learn how to support teachers and pupils through all aspects of education

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.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content

Course Content

 Teaching Assistant

 Level 2:

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

 Child Psychology

 Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Defining Child Psychology
  • How can we define childhood?
  • Historical perspectives of childhood
  • Emergence of psychology
  • Psychoanalytical perspective
  • Behaviourism
  • Classical conditioning
  • Changing behaviour
  • The cognitive, physiological, scientific, humanistic and evolutionary approaches to psychology
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Child psychology tools
Unit 2: Forming Relationships in Childhood
  • Attachment
  • Nature/nurture debate
  • Bowlby's theory
  • Innate programming
  • Different types of attachment
  • Disruption of attachment
  • The child’s first relationship
Unit 3: Perception, Cognition and Language
  • Understanding language
  • Cognitive structure and input
  • Plurals, syntax and grammar
  • The relevance of language to child psychology
  • Cognition
  • Vision and cognitive development
  • Hearing and cognitive development
  • Perception
  • Piaget
  • Socialization
Unit 4: Emotional, Social and Moral Development
  • Social learning theory
  • Cognitive priming
  • Kohlberg's perspective
  • Eisenberg's perspective
  • Emotion and morality
  • Temperament and emotional development
Unit 5: Children's Minds
  • Memory and memory processes
  • Short and long term memory
  • Models of memory
  • Prenatal memory and learning
  • From memory to mental activity
  • The organisation of children's minds
  • How children view others in their world
  • How does all this relate to child psychology?
Unit 6: Moving Towards Adulthood
  • Adolescence
  • Development
  • Having a sense of gender
  • Change
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. There is no external examination 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. This bundle will take you approximately 160 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

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 two Certificates 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 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 depth and study of Teaching Assistant has been benchmarked at Level 2 and Child Psychology at Level 3. This has been decided 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

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

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*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner*
  • 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!

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.

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