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Course details

SEN Teaching Assistant
You'll find the teachings of this course invaluable on your journey to becoming a confident, capable and qualified SEN Teaching Assistant. Enrol online and gain access to a variety of benefits which include:
High-quality education at an affordable price, with all course materials and learning resources included in the initial fee.
Expert support and assistance throughout, provided by your personally-assigned tutor and our wider support team.
The freedom to study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, with no time-restrictions or deadlines to worry about.
Round-the-clock access to our exclusive digital learning platform, using almost any connected device in any location.
An opportunity to transform your career prospects and enhance your outlook, with an endorsed Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma.
Learning Objectives
The objective of this course is to provide candidates with a detailed introduction to the duties and responsibilities of the professional Teaching Assistant. Along with an in-depth overview of the teaching assistant's working life, candidates study the knowledge, skills and character traits needed to become a successful TA. Ultimately, the course instils candidates with the confidence to step into the field for the first time, or take an existing career as a teaching assistant to the next level.
Our commitment to flexible education is total and we impose no deadlines or time-restrictions whatsoever. In addition, no prior knowledge or experience is required to gain maximum value from this course. Every student is assigned an expert tutor at the time of enrolment, along with all required resources and study aids needed to complete the course. Whatever your current position and objectives, you'll be one step closer to achieving your potential with an endorsed Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma on your CV.
Essential teachings and concepts covered in this Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma include the following:
An introduction to the everyday life of the teaching assistant
Typical responsibilities and support services provided
The importance of effectively monitoring pupils' performance
How to support students with special requirements
Guidelines for working effectively in a classroom setting
Common challenges and scenarios to expect as a TA
The cornerstones of a safe learning environment
Tips for taking a teaching assistant career to the next level
Course Outline
If you're serious about becoming a successful TA, this Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma could be your ticket to the big time. The program is completed 100% online, including a series of end-of-unit assessments for submission to your tutor. The course is delivered over 12 insightful units as detailed below:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Special Needs Teaching
This unit covers the following topics:
  • Primary Principles
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • The Role of the LEA
Unit 2 - Common Types of SEN
This unit covers the following topics:
  • AHDH
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
Unit 3 - Statutory Assessment for Special Educational Needs
This unit covers the following topics:
  • Introduction
  • The Statutory Assessment Process
  • Time Limits for Statutory Assessments
Unit 4 - Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs

This unit covers the following topics:
  • SEN Support: Pupil Participation
  • Pupils and Parents
  • Providing Special Support
Unit 5 - Supporting Children With Autism
This unit covers the following topics:
  • What is Autism?
  • The Autistic Spectrum
  • Setting Up a Buddy System
Unit 6 - Supporting Children With Dyslexia
This unit covers the following topics:
  • What is Dyslexia?
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Pupil Performance
Unit 7 - Supporting Children With ADHD
This unit covers the following topics:
  • Teaching Children With ADHD
  • Successful Strategy Implementation
Unit 8 - Creating a Safe Learning Environment
This unit covers the following Key topics:
  • Build self-esteem and self-efficacy
  • Work On Yourself As An Educator
Unit 9 - Dealing With Difficult Situations
This unit covers the following Key topics:
  • Training in Different Forums
  • What is Team Teaching?
Unit 10 - Personal Professional Development
This unit covers the following Key topics:
  • What makes a good PDP?
  • Tips for a useful PDP
Unit 11 - Speaking With Confidence
This unit covers the following Key topics:
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Professionalism
Unit 12 - Stress Management
This unit covers the following Key topics:
  • Understanding Stress
  • Strategies to Manage stress
  • Time Management
Updated on 19 October, 2021

Eligibility / Requirements

SEN Teaching Assistant

No particular entry requirement.

Option 1
SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma QLS Level 7 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
Certificate Fee: £170 + postal charges
Option 2
SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by BOLC
PDF Certificate - FREE
Hard copy - £25 + postal charges
Option 3
CPD Accredited Certificate
(PDF format)=£30
(Hard copy)=£150 + postal charges
*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

About Brentwood Open Learning College

Brentwood Open Learning College is UK's leading online and distance learning platform. We specialise in online learning and correspondence courses.
Where ever you are in the world you can choose from our accredited courses. Our aim is to make skills affordable and accessible for people from all walks of life. We provide a platform where you can polish your potentials by getting all the necessary skills, training and education you need for your successful life.
We offer a market-leading range of accredited courses in a wide variety of contemporary subjects and specialisms. Whether looking to enhance your CV, further your career prospects or simply explore a new subject entirely, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with BOLC.
Why Study with BOLC?
Every year, thousands more students join BOLC to take advantage of our unique distance learning services. As a BOLC student, you’ll benefit from:
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  • No deadlines or time limits of any kind
  • Take as many study breaks as you like
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  • All course material provided as standard
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