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Teaching Assistant

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 9 units
  • 162 guided learning hours
Teaching Assistant

If you are wondering how to become a teaching assistant, this online course could be ideal for you. This distance learning qualification has been designed with those with an interest in becoming a teaching assistant in mind. You don’t need any previous experience to apply for this course and you won’t be required to undergo a placement. However, if you do have some experience but you want to take your career further, you are also welcome to apply.

The online modules, which can all be studied from home, have been set out to provide you with a deeper understanding of how to support learning in a classroom environment. During your distance learning studies you will learn about the importance of school policies and procedures, whilst also figuring out the best way to support literacy and numeracy development in the classroom. By the end of your time studying with Stonebridge, you will have the knowledge and confidence to pursue your career goals.

As a teaching assistant, you will be an important cog in the school machine. On a day to day basis you would be expected to:

  • Support the lead teacher
  • Support the students in the class
  • Support the school
  • Uphold the curriculum

What Can I Do After Taking This Course?

  • This course gives you the underpinning knowledge to prepare you to undertake a full RQF qualification. Depending on your background, experience and further study you may find yourself suited to a role in an infant school, junior school, SEN school or even secondary school. Alternatively you could seek work in an independent school or academy.
  • If you have enjoyed the course and want to continue studying, you could embark on further study and work towards a university level qualification. After this you could be well on your way to becoming a lead teacher.
  • If you already have experience in a school, this qualification could help you increase your responsibilities and become a higher level teaching assistant.

As a qualified teaching assistant you could be earning from £17,000 to £23,000 per year.

*Source: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/teaching-assistant Dec 2017

Learning with us…

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Teaching Assistant Diploma

Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have 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 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Teaching Assistant Course Syllabus

Supporting the Teacher

  • The learning environment
  • Pupil behaviour
  • Observing and recording

Supporting the Pupil

  • Care and support
  • Health and hygiene
  • Child protection

Supporting the Curriculum 

  • The National Curriculum
  • Planning, evaluating and assisting pupils during all learning activities

Supporting the School

  • Legal requirements
  • School organisation
  • Policies and procedures

Supporting ICT in the Classroom

  • Preparation and Maintenance of ICT Equipment
  • Supporting the Use of ICT Equipment
  • Keeping Pupil Records

Supporting Pupils with Special Education Needs

  • Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
  • Support for Learners

Supporting Literacy Development  

  • Supporting the Development of Reading Skills
  • Supporting the Development of Writing Skills
  • Supporting the Development of Speaking and Listening Skills

Supporting Numeracy Development  

  • Supporting the Development of Number Skills
  • Supporting the Development of Problem Solving and Data Handling Skills
  • Supporting the Understanding of Measures, Shape and Space

Working with Others

  • Working in Teams
  • Working with Colleagues
  • Working with other Professionals and Parents

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Teaching Assistant

If you are wondering how to become a teaching assistant, this online course could be ideal for you. This distance learning qualification has been designed with those with an interest in becoming a teaching assistant in mind. You don’t need any previous experience to apply for this course and you won’t be required to undergo a placement. However, if you do have some experience but you want to take your career further, you are also welcome to apply.

The online modules, which can all be studied from home, have been set out to provide you with a deeper understanding of how to support learning in a classroom environment. During your distance learning studies you will learn about the importance of school policies and procedures, whilst also figuring out the best way to support literacy and numeracy development in the classroom. By the end of your time studying with Stonebridge, you will have the knowledge and confidence to pursue your career goals.

As a teaching assistant, you will be an important cog in the school machine. On a day to day basis you would be expected to:

  • Support the lead teacher
  • Support the students in the class
  • Support the school
  • Uphold the curriculum

What Can I Do After Taking This Course?

  • This course gives you the underpinning knowledge to prepare you to undertake a full RQF qualification. Depending on your background, experience and further study you may find yourself suited to a role in an infant school, junior school, SEN school or even secondary school. Alternatively you could seek work in an independent school or academy.
  • If you have enjoyed the course and want to continue studying, you could embark on further study and work towards a university level qualification. After this you could be well on your way to becoming a lead teacher.
  • If you already have experience in a school, this qualification could help you increase your responsibilities and become a higher level teaching assistant.

As a qualified teaching assistant you could be earning from £17,000 to £23,000 per year.

*Source: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/teaching-assistant Dec 2017

Learning with us…

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Teaching Assistant Diploma

Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have 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 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Teaching Assistant Course Syllabus

Supporting the Teacher

  • The learning environment
  • Pupil behaviour
  • Observing and recording

Supporting the Pupil

  • Care and support
  • Health and hygiene
  • Child protection

Supporting the Curriculum 

  • The National Curriculum
  • Planning, evaluating and assisting pupils during all learning activities

Supporting the School

  • Legal requirements
  • School organisation
  • Policies and procedures

Supporting ICT in the Classroom

  • Preparation and Maintenance of ICT Equipment
  • Supporting the Use of ICT Equipment
  • Keeping Pupil Records

Supporting Pupils with Special Education Needs

  • Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
  • Support for Learners

Supporting Literacy Development  

  • Supporting the Development of Reading Skills
  • Supporting the Development of Writing Skills
  • Supporting the Development of Speaking and Listening Skills

Supporting Numeracy Development  

  • Supporting the Development of Number Skills
  • Supporting the Development of Problem Solving and Data Handling Skills
  • Supporting the Understanding of Measures, Shape and Space

Working with Others

  • Working in Teams
  • Working with Colleagues
  • Working with other Professionals and Parents

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
Call one of the team to get started TODAY
Ends midnight Monday 27th May

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