This TEACHING ASSISTANT (ACCREDITED LEVEL 3) DIPLOMA + SELF-STUDY CHILDRENS SPECIAL NEEDS is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a teaching assistant.
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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.
Classroom 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:
Qualification 1: Teaching Assistant Diploma
Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.
Qualification 2: Level 3 Teaching Assistant Award
This Course leads to an NCFE Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independantly accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the programme at level 3, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.
This award has been designrd to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.
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
* The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
What is NCFE
NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that a learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. Learners successfully completing NCFE accredited programmes receive an externally accredited and nationally recognised NCFE certificate.
SELF STUDY SPECIAL NEEDS course
- This is a Self-Study course, unlike the Teachers Assistant course above, this Self-Study course has no Tutor Support
- This course will not have any assesment
- This course does not lead to any qualification however it will enhance your CV
This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Childrens Special needs, and the development of children. It is ideally suited to people working with or planning to work with children, or anyone interested in the development of children. No prior knowledge is required.
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This course covers all the underpinning knowledge required for special needs modules on Early Years courses.
- The course is written in an accessible style, so that even difficult areas such as the legal framework will be easily understood.
- Provides an overview of the full range of special needs, including physical, behavioural and learning difficulties.
- Offers practical advice on how to integrate children with special needs in mainstream provision.
- Includes case studies to heighten awareness of issues and to promote individual evaluation skills.
Special needs: Key Issues
Unit One: Understanding Key Issues and Perspectives
Definitions of special need educational needs
Models of disability
Understanding the concept of inclusive education
Attitudes and stereotypesBeing sensitive to language
Unit Two: Key Legislation
The background to current legislation
Unit Three: Working with SEN Code of Practice 2001
* Fundamental principles of the code of practice
* Understanding how the code of practice might affect your setting
* The role of the SENCO
* Developing the SEN policy
Unit Four: Identifying and Assessing Children who need extra support
* Early identification is not about “sorting” children
*Focusing on the child
*What to observe
* Using the information gained from the observations
Unit Five: Working with Parents
*Parents and the Code of Practice
Communicating with parents
*Parents as an invaluable source of information
*Parent partnership services
Unit Six: Individual Education Plans
*The purpose of IEPs
*Understanding when children need an IEP
*Reviewing IEPsIEPs can be modified
*Storage of IEPs
*What information should an IEP Contain?
*People involved with writing the IEP
Unit Seven: Gaining additional support for children: Early years action plus
*Early years action plus
*Sources of support and information
Working with Children
Unit Eight: Valuing and Empowering Children
*The code of practice and children
*Developing a key worker system
* Helping children to develop a positive self image
* Understanding how the self image is built
Unit Nine: Supporting Children’s Communication and Interaction
*Why communication is an important skill
*Understanding the components of interaction
*Strategies to develop children’s language
*Principles of supporting children’s communications and interaction
*Common difficulties for children
Unit Ten: Supporting Children’s Cognition and Learning
* What is Cognitive development?
* Suggested activities
* Learning about abstract concepts
* Understanding how information is processed
* Language and thought
* Meeting the Needs of Children with Specific Impairments and Conditions
Unit Eleven: Supporting Children’s Behaviour and Social and Emotional Development
* Guiding children’s behaviour
* Learning appropriate behaviour
* Understanding how children learn behaviours
* Taking a pro-active approach to guiding children’s behaviour
* Specific challenging behaviours
* Supporting children’s emotional and social development
* Suggested Activities
Unit Twelve: Supporting Children’s Sensory and Physical Development
*Understanding why sensory development is important
*Supporting children’s physical development
Unit Thirteen: Summary of Conditions and Impairments in Children
* Attention Deficit
* Hyperactivity Disorder
* Spectrum Disorder
* Cerebral Palsy
* Coeliac Disease
* Cystic Fibrosis
* Downs Syndrome
* Muscular Dystrophy
* Fragile X
* Sickle Cell
* Spina Bifida
* Visual Impairment
Ideal support course for: NVQ and SVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education, CACHE Diploma in Nursery Nursing, BTEC National in Early Years, Specialist Teacher Award