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Teaching Assistant Level 3

Course Code: ABC560
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Are you interested in becoming a teaching assistant? Then this course is for you! Learn everything you need know, from home!

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to become an effective classroom Teaching Assistant
  • Work towards a highly rewarding career with starting salaries between £12,000 and £17,000 a year
  • Study how to support pupils with learning difficulties and gain the skills to promote positive behaviour
  • Become an effective team member, learning about the process of early years curriculum planning

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or 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!

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

Course Content

  • 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
    • Inclusivity
    • Interaction and communication needs
    • Promoting non-verbal communication skills
    • Autism
    • Supporting emotional and social needs
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Other 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

    This course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. You can start at any time and there is no deadline for completion, so that you can study at your own pace.

  • 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 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.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol on this course?

We recommened students to have completed the Level 2 Teaching Assistant course, before enrolling onto this Level 3 course.

Our Teaching Asisstant Level 2 can be found here:

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

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

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

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 Teaching Assistant Level 3 certification.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "This is the best way for study"

    - Hina Ikbal, Wembley

    I have enrolled on the teaching assitant level 3, I'm pretty comfortable with material and it's understandable, I found it difficult but keep reading everyday it helps me to understand the course material, I'm quite sure I can get good results and tutor support is exellent. I always wanted to become a teacher, its my dream and this is the best way for studying and a great opportunity for me to study with open study college. Thank you. 

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