Teaching Assistant (Level 2)

eDistance Learning
Course summary
Length: 100 hours
Price: 343.80 GBP
Location: Distance

Teaching Assistant (Level 2)

eDistance Learning

Teaching Assistant (Level 2)

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Teaching Assistant Certificate. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Teaching Assistant is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 2 Teaching Assistant Certificate course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you interested in encouraging their potential? Do you value the importance of education in their development? Could you work well under a qualified teacher? If the answer to all these is yes, then this superb Distance Learning Teaching Assistant course is for you.

This course will provide you with invaluable information about the wider educational world and specifically about how teachers have to plan, prepare, deliver and assess. Your role in that process could be critical.

Suitability - Who should attend?

No Entry Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about being a Teaching Assistant and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level 2 Award in Teaching Assistant
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Training Course Content

The Level 2 Award in Teaching Assistant Course is divided into seven comprehensive Units:Unit 1: The Learning Environment- Understand the role and responsibilities of the teaching Assistant in a learning environment- Understand how to organise and maintain the learning environment- Know how to plan, prepare and use a variety of resources and materials to support pupil learning- Understand how to keep relevant records of pupil performance and progress and contribute to teacher records and reports- Understand the relevant legislation, policies and procedures which support the health and safety of pupils in the learning environment, and know how to keep pupils safe and secure- Know how to deal with emergency and first aid situations- Know how to develop positive relationships with colleaguesUnit 2: Supporting Classroom Practices- Understand the process of growth and development at specific ages- Understand the factors which influence the development and behaviour of pupils- Know how to observe pupil development and behaviour- Understand how to interact and communicate effectively with pupils- Understand the importance of planning, preparation and delivery of learningUnit 3: Supporting the School- Understand how the school is governed from a local and national perspective- Understand the key legislation and principal Acts affecting school governance- Understand the impact of key health and safety legislation on the role of the teaching Assistant- Understand the key rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee- Understand the implications of key policies for the promotion of Equal Opportunities and Diversity in the learning environmentUnit 4: Supporting Pupils with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs.- Understand the relevant legislation and codes of practice for inclusion that affect provision for pupils with disabilities or special educational needs- Know how to encourage pupils with disabilities or special educational needs to participate in activities- Know how to provide support to pupils with disabilities or special educational needs and their families according to the procedures of the setting- Understand the principles of the partnership approach in working with the families of pupils with disabilities or special educational needsUnit 5: Supporting Literacy and Numeracy- Know about a range of strategies to support literacy and numeracy in the classroom- Know how to support literacy and numeracy activities using a range of strategies and resources- Understand how pupils develop literacy and numeracy skills- Understand the national strategies and school policies for literacy and numeracyUnit 6: Supporting the use of Information and Communication Technology- Be able to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning- Understand how to support the use of ICT resources for teaching and learning- Understand how to adapt ICT resources for teaching and learning in order to meet the individual learning needs of pupils- Finally, learners will gain an understanding of how to encourage pupils to explore and investigate through their play, the resources and adult support needed.Unit 7: Supporting Play and Learning- Understand the importance and benefits of play for pupils’ development and learning- Know how to support and encourage imaginative, creative and physical play- Understand the role of the adult in encouraging pupils to explore and investigate


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Teaching Assistant home study course is £468.75 (inc VAT), though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £375 (inc VAT) which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £93.75 and then 4 equal payments of £93.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

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Reviews by course attendees

Miss Helen   |   10/04/2015   |   eDistance Learning
Extremely beneficial course. I am now working as a teaching assistant and believe this course and the help provided by my course tutor significantly helped.
Sharon Rose Marriott   |   10/04/2015   |   eDistance Learning
The course tutor was very helpful, she gave good feedback and responded quickly. The actual course was sent to me very quickly and I was happy with the questions, the folder also gave lots of useful information on the career path I wish to take. The course is very helpful if you already have some experience within a school environment and wish t...
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Ian Hunter   |   13/10/2014   |   eDistance Learning
I found my course very interesting and it will help me progress in my new career. My tutor was excellent in responding to any problems or questions I had and always marked my assignments quickly with positive feedback, I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to become a teaching assistant.
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