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Teaching Assistant Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / PI221

4.9 out of 5 stars
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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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    Enjoyed the course!

    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 .
    By on 11 March 2016
    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

    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.
    By on 17 November 2015
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    Second to none

    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.
    By on 29 September 2015
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    Helpful

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

    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.
    By on 10 July 2015
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    Great Home Learning Courses

    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!
    By on 22 June 2015
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    Really enjoyed the course

    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.
    By on 1 April 2015
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    Chat now was a great help

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

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

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

    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! :)
    By on 1 October 2014
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    Highly enjoyable

    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.
    By on 26 August 2014
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