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Special Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Teaching Assistant Level 3


  • 120h - Flexible
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UK Open College
Unit E9, Castle Vale Enterprise Park B35 6LJ See in Google maps
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Designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice teaching / classroom assistant roles and gain an endorsed award relevant to employment. If your aim is to eventually specialise in working within the SEND sector then this course could be the one for you. The demand for SEND qualified staff is huge and growing fast. Update or add a new skill and increase your opportunities.

Module 1 - Special Educational Needs (SEN) Overview
Discuss what is meant by Special Educational Needs
Explain what is meant by the terms Early Years Action/School Action Early Years
Action Plus/School Action Plus and Statemented and begin to show awareness of the new Code of Practice
Discuss general data, facts and figures related to SEN and historical aspects
Outline some common tests and explain their purposes and how they are used to help children Discuss EAL in relation to SEN.

Module 2 - SEN Provision in Schools and Policies
Discuss the main points of the SEN Code of Practice and show a good awareness of the main changes
Show awareness of the Disability and Equality Acts, the Children and Families Act and understand the implication for schools
Discuss Child Protection within school settings
Discuss the differences between special schools and mainstream schools and parental choice

Module 3 - SENCo Role and Outside Agencies
Briefly outline how the role of the SENCo has evolved
Discuss the role of the SENCo
Discuss common outside agencies involved with schools.

Module 4 - Some Common SEN Conditions Found in Schools
Discuss some of the common SEN conditions found in mainstream and special schools
Discuss the four broad areas of need and explain which conditions generally fall under these areas
Outline the common SEN conditions and consider the main traits/symptoms whilst bearing in mind that each difficulty covers a wide range from low to high severity
Outline traits common to all of the common SEN
Outline how diagnosis is made and the difficulties of attaining a diagnosis

Module 5 - Behaviour
Outline behavioural issues and ways to deal with challenging behaviour and how to promote positive behaviour
Discuss how relationships work and ways forward to build rapport
Discuss the importance of preparing a child for transition

Module 6 - Inclusive Education 
Discuss inclusive education and show awareness of how this works in different settings
Discuss some of the legalities involved
Discuss some of the rights of those with special educational needs and disabilities
Discuss the differences between segregation, integration and inclusion Discuss some of the main historical aspects that have shaped inclusive education


Thanks to this offer, valid exclusively for one person, you will obtain a Special Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Teaching Assistant Level 3.

How to register

By buying the course in Emagister Express, you will obtain an access coupon. We will send you the codes and keys to the coupon. Send the coupon code and the key to Info@ukopencollege.co.uk. The training provider will then give you access to the course.

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