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Teaching Assistant QLS Level 2 and Child Psychology QLS Level 3

Open Study College
Course summary
679 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Gain the professional knowledge and skills to become an effective Teaching Assistant, supplemented by a solid foundation in Child Psychology.

Course Content

Teaching Assistant

Level 2:

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

Child Psychology

Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Defining Child Psychology

  • How can we define childhood?
  • Historical perspectives of childhood
  • Emergence of psychology
  • Psychoanalytical perspective
  • Behaviourism
  • Classical conditioning
  • Changing behaviour
  • The cognitive, physiological, scientific, humanistic and evolutionary approaches to psychology
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Child psychology tools

Unit 2: Forming Relationships in Childhood

  • Attachment
  • Nature/nurture debate
  • Bowlby's theory
  • Innate programming
  • Different types of attachment
  • Disruption of attachment
  • The child’s first relationship

Unit 3: Perception, Cognition and Language

  • Understanding language
  • Cognitive structure and input
  • Plurals, syntax and grammar
  • The relevance of language to child psychology
  • Cognition
  • Vision and cognitive development
  • Hearing and cognitive development
  • Perception
  • Piaget
  • Socialization

Unit 4: Emotional, Social and Moral Development

  • Social learning theory
  • Cognitive priming
  • Kohlberg's perspective
  • Eisenberg's perspective
  • Emotion and morality
  • Temperament and emotional development

Unit 5: Children's Minds

  • Memory and memory processes
  • Short and long term memory
  • Models of memory
  • Prenatal memory and learning
  • From memory to mental activity
  • The organisation of children's minds
  • How children view others in their world
  • How does all this relate to child psychology?

Unit 6: Moving Towards Adulthood

  • Adolescence
  • Development
  • Having a sense of gender
  • Change

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Pay Now: GBP 679.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 116.85 with a deposit of GBP
77.90 totalling 779

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