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SEN Teaching Assistant Level 2 Course

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£245

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Level 2 Certificate

Study Hours

80 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

SEN Teaching Assistant Level 2 Course

SEN Teaching Assistant Level 2 Course

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£245

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Achievement

Level 2 Certificate

Study Hours

80 Hours

Support

1 Year Support

Assessment

Assignments

Course Information

Teaching Assistants work alongside teachers in the classroom, assisting pupils with their learning; this can be individually or on a group basis. TAs carry out an important role within the classroom, initially identifying any learning or social issues that may arise with the pupils.

TAs are taking on increasingly important roles and special needs teaching assistants help children with a wide range of learning, physical or behavioural difficulties.

For example:

  • behavioural/social (eg difficulty making friends)
  • reading and writing (eg dyslexia)
  • understanding things
  • concentrating (eg Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • physical needs or impairments

As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will carry out a wide range of duties and this course will provide you with the basics to enable you to pursue a career in this field or provide you with the necessary knowledge to improve your promotional prospects.

What can you do with SEN Teaching Assistant Level 2?

You may work with a range of ages in a mainstream school or a dedicated special needs school.

With experience, you may take a course to become a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA).

With further study you could also become a fully qualified SEN or mainstream teacher.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. It is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Syllabus

For the SEN Teaching Assistant Level 2 course you will cover the following content:-

  • Inclusion
  • The Teaching Assistant’s Role
  • Approaches to Teaching and Learning
  • Working as Part of a Team
  • Introduction to Syndromes
  • Assessment and Planning
  • Case Studies and Observations
  • Form Filling and Job Applications

There are no exams at the end of this course and assessments is based purely on coursework only.

Assessments

You must successfully complete a series of assessments. Once all assessments and activities have been completed and you have met the required outcomes, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Abstract Education and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The SEN Teaching Assistant Level 2 course has been benchmarked at a level 2 which would give you some indication as to the difficulty of this course. I.e., GCSE would be equivalent to Level 2 and A’ Level would be equivalent to Level 3.

Will I need to pay anything else?

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 12 months.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Registration with the awarding body and your final Certificate.

FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

If we have given you the option of “online” or “paper” at the top of the page next to the enrolment fee, you will be able to choose one or the other.  If no option is available, it means that the course offered is online only.

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

We understand that circumstances change and sometimes things can take a little longer. If you go over the course period then talk to us. We can normally extend your support for a small additional fee.

You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor who will be there to help you through your assignments.

You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email with any further queries.

Still unsure? See below for more information on SEN Teaching Assistant Level 2

As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will be working closely with pupils and teachers to support the curriculum.

You will need to have an awareness of policies and procedures within the school/college and work with children and young people who have extremely complex needs and, in some instances, life limiting conditions.

You may be involved in pupil record keeping and maintaining their records.  You will therefore support the teacher in monitoring, assessing, and recording progress.

Other tasks may involve assisting learners on educational visits, maintaining a clean, safe and tidy environment.  Or, Providing basic first aid and administering medicines.

In many instances, schools will require GCSEs in English and Maths or Functional Skills in English and Maths.

It is not always the case, that they require you to have a course in this field, however if you want to improve your chances by proving you have the required knowledge, we would recommend one of the following courses:

Once you have established your role, you may want to progress onto Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA).

You will need to be working directly with the pupil to:

  • Follow their individual learning plan.
  • Checking with the learner to ensure that the activities they have covered within the lesson were understood.
  • Showing how to do something if the learner is struggling to understand.
  • Helping the pupil if there are any physical disabilities, for example, mobility, dressing and getting around the school
  • Working with the learner in a group.