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Teaching assistant level 2

Open Study College

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Thinking about becoming a teaching assistant? If so, look no further than this course from Open Study College! This Teaching Assistant Level 2 course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to become an effective Teaching Assistant. You will learn about a diverse range of topics, all of which are geared towards preparing you to work with children. Some of these include planning learning activities, childhood development, classroom management and viewing schools as organisations.

This course is conveniently designed for home study, so you can study whenever and from wherever you would like. The course will take approximately 100 hours to complete and will be assessed through a series of written assignments. There is no time limit to complete the requirements, so you can work at your own pace. You'll also have access to friendly, experienced tutors who will guide you every step of the way.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 2 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.


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What you'll learn on the course

IT for adults
Teaching Assistant
Communication Training
Health and Safety
Observation Methods
Managing a Classroom
Communication Difficulties
Schools as Organisations
Stages of Planning
Primary Framework
Role of External Professionals
Responding to Emergencies
The National Curriculum

Course programme

  • Unit 1: Supporting Teaching and Learning Activities In Schools
    • How teaching assistants can support the teacher in planning, teaching and evaluation of the learning activities.
    • The stages of planning.
    • Problems that may occur when supporting learning activities.
    • Strategies a teaching assistant may use to support pupils learning.
    • Providing feedback on learning activities to the teacher.
    Unit 2: Communication and Relationships With Children, Young People and Adults
    • Communicating and developing positive working relationships with children and young people.
    • Communicating with adults.
    • Differences in communicating with adults and children.
    • Disagreements with adults and children.
    • Communication difficulties.
    Unit 3: Provide Effective Support for Your Colleagues
    • The role and responsibilities of the teaching assistant.
    • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of others in the school team
    • The role of external professionals.
    • Maintaining good working relationships.
    • Professional practice within schools.
  • Unit 4: Safeguarding Children and Young People: The Maintenance of a Safe Working Environment
    • Legislation, policies, and procedures for safeguarding children.
    • Prepare and maintain a safe working environment for children.
    • The procedures and actions in response to an emergency in school.
    • Types of abuse that children may experience.
    • Behaviour management.
    Unit 5: Supporting Children's and Young People's Development
    • Understanding physical, emotional, communication, social and behavioural development.
    • Observation methods used to record learning and development.
    • Transitions that children may experience.
    Unit 6: Schools as Organisations
    • Structures of education.
    • Specialist schools.
    • Legislation and school policies.
    • The National Curriculum.
    • The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED).
    • The primary framework.
    • Early years foundation stage.
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    ASSESSMENT This Teaching Assistant course will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required. COURSE DURATION You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 100 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

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