This course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a teaching assistant.
Teaching assistants carry out a range of practical and administrative tasks, and work under the direction of the class teacher in the supervision and support of pupils' learning. In doing this they are helping to make more time available for the teacher to teach.
Teaching assistants work under the direction and supervision of teachers in order to help promote effective learning and teaching. They carry out tasks delegated to them by teachers and refer back to teachers on issues requiring professional expertise.
The teaching assistant is able to contribute in four main areas;
* supporting the teacher
* supporting the pupil
* supporting the school
* supporting the curriculum
Supporting the Teacher
* The learning environment
* Pupil behaviour
* Observing and recording
Supporting the Pupil
* Care and support
* Health and hygiene
* Child protection
Supporting the Curriculum
* The National Curriculum
* Planning, evaluating and assisting pupils during all learning activities
Supporting the School
* Legal requirements
* School organisation
* Policies and procedures
Supporting ICT in the Classroom
* Preparation and Maintenance of ICT Equipment
* Supporting the Use of ICT Equipment
* Keeping Pupil Records
Supporting Pupils with Special Education Needs
* Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
* Support for Learners
Supporting Literacy Development
* Supporting the Development of Reading Skills
* Supporting the Development of Writing Skills
* Supporting the Development of Speaking and Listening Skills
Supporting Numeracy Development
* Supporting the Development of Number Skills
* Supporting the Development of Problem Solving and Data Handling Skills
* Supporting the Understanding of Measures, Shape and Space
Working with Others
* Working in Teams
* Working with Colleagues
* Working with other Professionals and Parents
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Teaching Assistant Diploma
Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate of Achievement
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a 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).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Who are ABC
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 162 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
* All study materials
* Study Guide
* Full Tutor and Admin support