The Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders course has been drawn up in conjunction with experts - FASawareUK.
The course covers the clinical issues involved in alcohol use during pregnancy, together with the clinical symptoms and developmental outcomes. It then looks at the neuropathology of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), including psychopathy and cognitive functioning. Finally, it will examine interventions, including prevention and rehabilitation approaches.
The programme aims to:
• Provide a nationally accredited certificated programme covering a wide range of issues associated with alcohol use during pregnancy and the variety of clinical symptoms and developmental outcomes and possible interventions
• Provide a flexible learning opportunity that is accessible to a wide range of learners
• Provide the student with knowledge and understanding that can be applied by those who either personally, voluntary or professionally have a special interest in this field.
The Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Diploma home learning programme has been developed to enable those working, or hoping to work, in the role of ‘Higher Level teaching assistant’ (HLTA), to acquire and develop a level of understanding and skills that will help them to do this effectively.
The Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma (HLTA) course study modules are based around the professional standards for HLTA status which set out for teachers, employers and parents the contribution to pupils’ learning that HLTAs can be expected to make. Although this course does not provide you with HLTA status, the course has been written alongside the 33 TDA standards and will provide you with the underpinning knowledge to progress in this field.
The standards cover three areas:
Professional attributes (standards 1-7)
These set out the attitudes, values and commitment expected of HLTAs.
Professional knowledge and understanding (standards 8-16)
These set out the knowledge and skills needed by HLTAs to be able to work effectively with teachers as part of the professional team supporting learning.
Professional skills (standards 17-33)
These set out the expectations for planning, monitoring, managing and evaluating learning within the framework of guidance and supervision agreed with the assigned teacher and in accordance with arrangements made by the headteacher of the school.
There is a mixture of question types requiring a range of responses, including: descriptive answers or the completion of practical activities. If you are currently working with children, the activities may be used in support of your particular role. However, if you are not actively working with children at present, you will find that wherever possible the questions are structured to provide you with alternative means of answering them. You may find it profitable to approach the head of one of your local schools, to explain what you are doing and to see whether there are any opportunities for you to gain experience by helping out in the school on a purely voluntary basis.
The starting salary for a Teaching Assistant ranges from around £11,000 to £16,000. A Higher Level Teaching Assistant could earn up to £18,000 a year. A fully-qualified FE Teacher can earn between £22,000 and £33,000 a year. - C&Q Qualification Guide 2009.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a Teaching Assistant please visit Teaching Assistant Courses.
Previous Knowledge Required
This course requires previous knowledge and preferably study of level 3 Teaching Assistant before progressing on to the level 4 programme. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Higher Level Teaching Assistants and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. 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 full tutor support.
You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support for one year is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
Completing a series of tutor marked assignments will lead you to the highly acclaimed Level 3 in Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma.
This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 and 4 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.