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Teaching Assistant Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / PI221

The Teaching Assistant Diploma is a course aimed at providing the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to work as a Teaching or Classroom Assistant within a school.

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course duration: 200 hrs

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Course Description

This Teaching Assistant course has been developed to enable those working, or hoping to work, in the role of ‘teaching assistant’, to acquire and develop a level of understanding and skills that will help them to do this effectively. The Teaching Assistant course consists of a number of modules, each of which relate to a particular aspect that is important and relevant to the teaching assistant role.

The modules are organised into two groups:

Mandatory modules
All of which you must complete:
Provide support for learning activities
Support children’s development
Help to keep children safe
Contribute to positive relationships
Provide effective support for your colleagues

Optional modules
There are a number of these to choose from and you must select and complete two of them:
Use information and communication technology to support pupils’ learning
Support a child with disabilities or special educational needs
Support children and young people’s play
Provide displays 

You must therefore complete seven modules in total to achieve the Teaching Assistant course Diploma. Each module within the Teaching Assistant course contains a number of sections relating to different aspects of the overall topic with which it is concerned.

Each section of the Teaching Assistant course contains both descriptive text and a range of questions that are designed to test and help you demonstrate your understanding of the material covered. 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.

Modules

MANDATORY UNITS: 

  • Module 1: Provide Support for Learning Activities
  • Module 2: Support Children’s Development
  • Module 3: Help to Keep Children Safe
  • Module 4: Contribute to Positive Relationships
  • Module 5: Provide Effective Support for your Colleagues

 

OPTIONAL UNITS (CHOOSE 2):

  • Module 6: Use Information and Communication Technology to Support Pupil’s Learning
  • Module 7: Support a Child with Disabilities or Special Educational Needs
  • Module 8: Support Children and Young People’s Play
  • Module 9: Provide Displays

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Teaching Assistant course. This Teaching Assistant course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the role of a teaching assistant and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Teaching Assistant 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.

Assessment

There is a mixture of question types requiring a range of responses throughout this Teaching Assistant course, 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.

Awarding Organisation

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

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum 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.

Support

You will receive the Teaching Assistant course manual, assignments and study guide. You will receive full personal tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Teaching Assistant course. You can be assured that support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies. You have the freedom to start the Teaching Assistant course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration.

course description

Course Description

This Teaching Assistant course has been developed to enable those working, or hoping to work, in the role of ‘teaching assistant’, to acquire and develop a level of understanding and skills that will help them to do this effectively. The Teaching Assistant course consists of a number of modules, each of which relate to a particular aspect that is important and relevant to the teaching assistant role.

The modules are organised into two groups:

Mandatory modules
All of which you must complete:
Provide support for learning activities
Support children’s development
Help to keep children safe
Contribute to positive relationships
Provide effective support for your colleagues

Optional modules
There are a number of these to choose from and you must select and complete two of them:
Use information and communication technology to support pupils’ learning
Support a child with disabilities or special educational needs
Support children and young people’s play
Provide displays 

You must therefore complete seven modules in total to achieve the Teaching Assistant course Diploma. Each module within the Teaching Assistant course contains a number of sections relating to different aspects of the overall topic with which it is concerned.

Each section of the Teaching Assistant course contains both descriptive text and a range of questions that are designed to test and help you demonstrate your understanding of the material covered. 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.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this Teaching Assistant course. This Teaching Assistant course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about the role of a teaching assistant and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the Teaching Assistant 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.

assessment

Assessment

There is a mixture of question types requiring a range of responses throughout this Teaching Assistant course, 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.

support

Support

You will receive the Teaching Assistant course manual, assignments and study guide. You will receive full personal tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Teaching Assistant course. You can be assured that support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies. You have the freedom to start the Teaching Assistant course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration.

modules

Modules

MANDATORY UNITS: 

  • Module 1: Provide Support for Learning Activities
  • Module 2: Support Children’s Development
  • Module 3: Help to Keep Children Safe
  • Module 4: Contribute to Positive Relationships
  • Module 5: Provide Effective Support for your Colleagues

 

OPTIONAL UNITS (CHOOSE 2):

  • Module 6: Use Information and Communication Technology to Support Pupil’s Learning
  • Module 7: Support a Child with Disabilities or Special Educational Needs
  • Module 8: Support Children and Young People’s Play
  • Module 9: Provide Displays
awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

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

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum 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.

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