Brentwood Open Learning College SEN Teaching Assistant Brentwood Open Learning College
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Diploma of achievement in SEN Teaching Assistant Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited SEN Teaching Assistant Certificate with 120 CPD points available without extra study. Tutor support, study material & assessment included.
A career as a successful SEN could take you places you never dreamed possible! If you've been looking for the ideal course to transform your career prospects for life, this exclusive Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma has your future written all over it!
Teaching assistants provide a range of crucially important services in the modern classroom. Along with supporting the teachers themselves, teaching assistants work directly with pupils - challenging them, motivating them and supporting their development. A good teaching assistant can help students fulfil their potential to an extent that would otherwise be impossible. The role of teaching assistant has evolved significantly over the years - the qualified SEN has become a respected and sought-after educational figure like any other. Along with the challenges that accompany life as a teacher, teaching assistants also enjoy the same benefits as the traditional teacher. One of which being up to 12 weeks of paid holidays per year - more than twice the annual leave of the average job. Coupled with long-term relevance and unique job satisfaction, it's an appealing field for anyone with a genuine passion for people.
This inspiring Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma is open to existing and prospective teaching assistants alike, with no prior knowledge or experience required. Build the skills, knowledge and confidence you'll need to become a successful teaching assistant for life! Learn how to manage challenging behaviour in the classroom, guide and monitor students' progress, provide administrative support in an educational setting and generally help every pupil reach their full potential. Discover the difference teaching assistants can make in the lives of the students they work with, as you work your way towards an endorsed Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma.
If you've got the drive, desire and determination to succeed, this Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma could take you the rest of the way - enrol today!

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:
  • Definition of Special Educational Needs
  • Primary Principles
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • The Role of the LEA
  • Children with Special Educational Needs
  • Identifying Different Kinds of Special Educational Needs
  • Detecting the Signs of Special Educational Needs
Unit 2 - Common Types of SEN

This unit covers the following topics:
  • AHDH
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder)
  • Visual Impairment
Unit 3 - Statutory Assessment for Special Educational Needs

This unit covers the following topics:
  • Introduction
  • Sections 321 and 323, Education Act 1996.
  • The Statutory Assessment Process
  • Disputing an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • Time Limits for Statutory Assessments
  • Additional SEN Support if an ECH Plan is Not Issued
Unit 4 - Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs

This unit covers the following topics:
  • SEN Support: Pupil Participation
  • Pupils and Parents
  • Hearing the Voices of Pupils with SEN
  • Involving Pupils in Assessments and Decision Making
  • Providing Special Support
Unit 5 - Supporting Children With Autism

This unit covers the following topics:
  • What is Autism?
  • The Autistic Spectrum
  • Autism Awareness as a Teacher or Teaching Assistant
  • Teachings Social Skills when Working with Children with an ASD
  • Setting Up a Buddy System
  • Teaching Communication When Working with Children with an ASD
  • Helpful Guidelines for Teachers and Teaching Assistants
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviours
Unit 6 - Supporting Children With Dyslexia

This unit covers the following topics:
  • What is Dyslexia?
  • What is the Cause of Dyslexia?
  • What are the Effects of Dyslexia?
  • Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence Issues
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Tools, Tips and Strategies for the Classroom
  • Pupil Performance
  • Screening, Evaluation and Diagnosis
Unit 7 - Supporting Children With ADHD

This unit covers the following topics:
  • Identification and Diagnosis of ADHD
  • Teaching Children With ADHD
  • Successful Strategy Implementation
  • Behavioural Intervention Tips and Techniques
  • Seating Arrangements for Classrooms with ADHD Pupils
  • Additional Tools and Resources of Value
Unit 8 - Creating a Safe Learning Environment

This unit covers the following Key topics:
  • Creating a Safe and Supportive Learning Environment
  • Build a strong classroom community
  • 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 do professional growth and personal development mean?
  • What is a personal development plan (PDP)?
  • What makes a good PDP?
  • Tips for a useful PDP
  • Why is Personal Development Important?
  • Approaches to professional development
Unit 11 - Speaking With Confidence

This unit covers the following Key topics:
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Getting Comfortable in Conversation
  • Professionalism
  • Speaking Professionally
  • Four Areas of Opportunity
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 OHSC
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

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