The Teaching Assistant - Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of teaching / classroom assistant roles.

The aims of the home study courses are to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills appropriate the conduct of a classroom support role, and to participation in a wide range of classroom support a activities.

The home study courses are designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Each unit is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.

On successful completion on this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate Award.

Please Note: We also offer the Support Work in Schools – Level 2 Course and Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools – Level 3 Course which both lead to qualifications listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework Database (QCF).

The Home Study Courses Cover the Following 4 Mandatory Units:-

  • Unit One – Supporting the Teacher

The following topics are covered: The learning environment; Pupil behaviour; and Observing and recording.

  • Unit Two – Supporting the Pupil

The following topics are covered: Care and support; Health and hygiene; and Child protection.

  • Unit Three – Supporting the Curriculum

The following topics are covered: The National Curriculum; Planning, evaluating and assisting; and Pupils during all learning activities.

  • Unit Four – Supporting the School

The following topics are covered: Legal requirements; School organisation; and Policies and procedures.

The Home Study Courses Also Cover the Following 5 Optional Units (3 Required):-

  • Unit Five – Supporting ICT in the Classroom

The following topics are covered: Preparation and Maintenance of ICT Equipment; Supporting the Use of ICT Equipment; and Keeping Pupil Records.

  • Unit Six – Supporting Pupils with Special Education Needs

The following topics are covered: Inclusion and Special Educational Needs; and Support for Learners.

  • Unit Seven – Supporting Literacy Development

The following topics are covered: Supporting the Development of Reading Skills; Supporting the Development of Writing Skills; and Supporting the Development of Speaking and Listening Skills.

  • Unit Eight – Supporting Numeracy Development

The following topics are covered: Supporting the Development of Number Skills; Supporting the Development of Problem Solving and Data Handling Skills; and Supporting the Understanding of Measures, Shape and Space.

  • Unit Nine – Working with Others

The following topics are covered: Working in Teams; Working with Colleagues; and Working with other Professionals and Parents.

Pre-Requirements:

There are no particular entry requirements.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.

Assessment:

You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

Certification:

NCFE On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Teaching Assistant certificate of achievement by NCFE.

The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/qualifications-and-assessments/qualification-frameworks/levels-of-qualifications/

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to courses which result in the award of a certificate of achievement but does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.

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