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Teaching Assistant Diploma

This Teaching Assistant Diploma is designed for students who are currently working with or want to work in an educational setting as a teaching assistant. It will equip you with a broad base of skills and knowledge, a perfect basis for progressing your career in the classroom.

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Course Title:Teaching Assistant Diploma

Awarding Body:ABC Awards

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Teaching Assistant Diploma Overview

Teaching assistants are an integral part of the learning environment, carrying out a range of learning and practical tasks, as well as some administrative duties too. They help with the supervision and support of children and young people’s learning, including social development.

Their presence in the classroom promotes effective learning and teaching. Working under the guidance and supervision of their teaching colleague, teaching assistants strengthen the development and well-being of children.

The teaching assistant contributes in four main areas – supporting teaching, the pupil, the school and the curriculum. Online teaching assistant courses look to strengthen the skills of a TA in the classroom setting.

The diploma has mandatory modules, followed by your choice of two modules.

Mandatory modules include;

  • Providing support for learning activities
  • Supporting children’s development
  • Helping to keep children safe
  • Contributing to positive relationships
  • Providing effective support for colleagues

You will make a choice of two of the following optional modules;

  • Supporting a child with disabilities or special education needs
  • Supporting children’s play
  • Creating displays

You must complete seven modules in order to successfully gain accreditation for this course. Assessment is through a mixture of theoretical and practical tasks.

Why study teaching assistant courses from home?

Studying from home affords you flexibility – you can complete the course at your own pace, in your own time and in the format that suits you, either online or via a paper-based course.

Teaching assistant courses online are highly valued and respected within the education sector, as are qualified and skilled TAs. With the successful completion of this diploma, you can work as a TA in a variety of settings.

You may also want to go on and complete specialist related courses such as speech and language courses or special needs awareness courses.

This diploma can also be a stepping stone onto a foundation degree programme.

Course Info

Course Title:Teaching Assistant Diploma

Awarding Body:ABC Awards

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

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.

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

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.

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Teaching Assistant Diploma Overview

Teaching assistants are an integral part of the learning environment, carrying out a range of learning and practical tasks, as well as some administrative duties too. They help with the supervision and support of children and young people’s learning, including social development.

Their presence in the classroom promotes effective learning and teaching. Working under the guidance and supervision of their teaching colleague, teaching assistants strengthen the development and well-being of children.

The teaching assistant contributes in four main areas – supporting teaching, the pupil, the school and the curriculum. Online teaching assistant courses look to strengthen the skills of a TA in the classroom setting.

The diploma has mandatory modules, followed by your choice of two modules.

Mandatory modules include;

  • Providing support for learning activities
  • Supporting children’s development
  • Helping to keep children safe
  • Contributing to positive relationships
  • Providing effective support for colleagues

You will make a choice of two of the following optional modules;

  • Supporting a child with disabilities or special education needs
  • Supporting children’s play
  • Creating displays

You must complete seven modules in order to successfully gain accreditation for this course. Assessment is through a mixture of theoretical and practical tasks.

Why study teaching assistant courses from home?

Studying from home affords you flexibility – you can complete the course at your own pace, in your own time and in the format that suits you, either online or via a paper-based course.

Teaching assistant courses online are highly valued and respected within the education sector, as are qualified and skilled TAs. With the successful completion of this diploma, you can work as a TA in a variety of settings.

You may also want to go on and complete specialist related courses such as speech and language courses or special needs awareness courses.

This diploma can also be a stepping stone onto a foundation degree programme.

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.

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.

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

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.

Why should you choose NCC for your home learning?

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We promise to price match if you find the same course elsewhere. Contact our team within 14 days of purchase and we will refund the difference.

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Choice

Unlike many distance learning providers, we offer our students the choice of learning online, or from a paper booklet.

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Payment Plans

Choose to pay for your course in full, or spread the cost with monthly instalments. Payment plans are interest-free, and no credit checks are undertaken.

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Tutor Support

Our course tutors are experts in their field. They're on hand to mark your assignments and offer feedback and guidance throughout your course.

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Your Pace

Work at your own pace. Our team will support you, but won't chase you for work or apply deadlines for submissions. 

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  • Enjoyed the course!

    By on 11 March 2016
    I found the course challenging at times but I used the resources I was given and had success. Each module I completed was successful and had none returned for additional work to be done.

    I did find that there was quite a gap between each module which for some people would be ideal, for me I would have preferred a shorter period of time. I enjoyed the course and it really stretched my mind and made me think and be creative .
    Dear Chryssy Bryan
    Thank you for your feedback, we are really pleased that you enjoyed the Teaching Assistant Diploma and that it challenged you sufficiently. With regard to the point you have highlighted about the gap between each module, at NCC we try not to put too much pressure on our learners for them to complete each piece of work in as short a time-scale as possible as this does not always allow for the best work to be presented and sometimes results in additional work being requested. That said, should you decide to undertake any further courses with NCC Home Learning, please discuss your specific requirements with our team and I feel sure that they will accommodate if at all possible. We wish all the very best for the future and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Kind regards,
    NCC Team
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  • Great Course, great feedback, great tutors

    By on 17 November 2015
    I was doing the teaching assistant Diploma, it was a great course and I learnt a lot from the course. My tutor was great at getting back to me quickly with my coursework and her comments. I would recommend NCC for home study.
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  • Second to none

    By on 29 September 2015
    My overall experience to attain my desired Qualification was second to none; I have enjoyed and will enjoy learning and gaining with NCC Home Learning Courses. Thanks a lot.
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  • Helpful

    By on 3 September 2015
    I really enjoyed the learning online, and the teacher was very helpful with any help I needed during my learning.
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  • Enjoyable and rewarding

    By on 10 July 2015
    I found the course challenging at times however very enjoyable and rewarding. The materials were very comprehensive and practical at the same time. I never thought that distance learning could be so motivating. I found the tutor's comments very encouraging and fair and the support from the support staff (Sally Swift) was just excellent. I will highly recommend this course to whoever wishes to go into teaching.
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  • Great Home Learning Courses

    By on 22 June 2015
    Both the Teaching Assistant and Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diplomas have been amazing qualifications! NCC really has spent a lot of time, resources and energy in developing some great, preparatory qualifications that have allowed me to enter into education (through the TA Diploma) and further my career (through the HLTA Diploma).

    The courses for me were simple to follow and yet detailed enough to give me the required tools and knowledge to prepare myself for entering into education as a Teaching Assistant. From this course, I became a TA at a local school and am furthering myself towards becoming a HLTA (although this Diploma in itself doesn't make someone a HLTA, but prepares them for reaching this).

    The TA Diploma not only allowed me to confidently switch careers from catering to education, but also equipped me with enough skills to gain qualifications and attend courses in areas such as Special Educational Needs, First Aid, Speech & Language Therapy and Literacy interventions. this was made possible since the TA Diploma covers enough ground and gives you a good, general understanding of a vast array of areas in education.

    Along with these NCC courses, I have had amazing tutor support and have been totally satisfied with their help and advice. Extra tutor support, should you need more time after the initial year-long support included, doesn't cost too much either (6 months extra for me cost £36).

    Best of all, each course for me only cost around £350, which is far cheaper than studying for a year at a college. These courses have also given me the flexibility to study whenever and wherever I want, even around my career and home life!
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  • Really enjoyed the course

    By on 1 April 2015
    I really enjoyed the course, and found it extremely useful. My only additional comment would be that with the 10 working day marking, you were unable to access the next module which made it difficult to work at speed.
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  • Chat now was a great help

    By on 9 February 2015
    The 'chat now' feature on the website was very helpful. I used this system on more than one occasion.
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  • Have recommended

    By on 1 February 2015
    I have enjoyed completing this course and have recommended it to some of my colleagues.
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  • Amazing

    By on 14 October 2014
    I had an amazing time doing this course and will not hesitate to take another course through NCC Home Learning in the near future.
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  • Helpful tutor! Thanks!

    By on 1 October 2014
    Am over the moon I have successfully completed my course, I couldn't have done it without the support of my tutor Allison, who always gave me positive feedbacks and encourage me to achieve my best. Also a big thanks to Sally too who always given me information about my course and all the info I needed to know while doing my course. Thanks! :)
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  • Highly enjoyable

    By on 26 August 2014
    I have just completed a course with NCC Home Learning and found the whole experience highly enjoyable. I found the feedback from the tutor, after each module, very motivating and left me feeling confident to move on to the following module. Anyone I had contact with throughout my course was extremely friendly and helpful.
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