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This course contains all the information needed for candidates on the new S/NVQ Teaching Assistants course or practitioners working alongside classroom teachers. It explores all aspects of establishing relationships with children, supporting learning activities and managing behaviour.


·         Covers all the underpinning knowledge needed for the new S/NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistants Awards.

·         ’Keys to good practice’ sections help students develop their skills for the workplace.

·         Interesting case studies help students check their understanding, and relate their learning to real-life situations.

·         End of unit tests reinforce the learning in each unit, and gives students more confidence in their knowledge.


Course Requirements


There are no previous skills or qualifications needed to register for this study programme.




Mandatory units

3.1 Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour
3.2 Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups
3.3 Support pupils during learning activities
3.4 Review and develop your own professional practice




Optional units (Any 2 from the choice of 4 sets)

Set A
3.5 Assist in preparing and maintaining the learning environment
3.6 Contribute to maintaining pupil records
3.7 Observe and report on pupil performance
3.8 Contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities






What qualification is awarded upon completion?


Every successful student will be awarded the Teaching Assistant Level 3 certificate.


How long will this course take to complete and do I have to complete within a certain time?


Students can register for this course at any time. Average completion time is approximately 180 hours overall, however you may take as long as you wish to complete. There is no time limit at all.

What is included in the price of my course?


·         Official course manual.

·         A4 ring binder

·         Blank CD for storing coursework.

·         Plain A4 paper.

·         Pen and pencil.

·         Freepost Envelopes.

·         Unlimited email support (Monday to Friday)


This course comes enclosed in a study bag enabling you to transport your course anywhere you wish. Giving you total flexibility.


What if I need to ask a question relating to my course?


All students can email student support with any questions they may have from Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm.


How is my Coursework assessed?


You will be required to submit your assignments via email or alternatively you can use the freepost envelopes supplied in your study pack. (Freepost available to UK students only). Once received it will be assessed by student support and a report issued on your progress with any relevant comments. Three grades can be achieved PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. All assignments can be re-submitted for regrading if necessary.


Will I be required to sit an exam?


This course is completed using continual assessment allowing us to closely monitor your progress. Therefore no examination is required.


Do I need to be working with children to complete this course?


Yes! You will need access to the classroom to be able to complete certain assignments. Two or three hours per week is more than sufficient.



Set B
3.9 Promote pupil’s social and emotional development
3.10 Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and secure learning environment
3.11 Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils
3.12 Provide support for bilingual and multilingual pupils
3.13 Support pupils with communication and interaction difficulties
3.14 Support pupils with cognition and learning difficulties
3.15 Support pupils with behavioural, emotional and social development needs
3.16 Provide support for pupils with sensory and/or physical impairment

Set C
3.17 Support the use of information and communication technology in the classroom
3.18 Help pupils to develop their literacy skills
3.19 Help pupils to develop their numeracy skills
3.20 Help pupils to access the curriculum

Set D
3.21 Support the development and effectiveness of work teams
3.22 Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals





Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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Enrol by phone: call 0845 65 22 187 quote course code 25

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