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Teaching Assistant

The purpose of this qualification is to confirm your competence in a supervised role that supports pupils’ learning in a school environment. This qualification will enable you to develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge to work in an unsupervised role at times or in a team leading position within the school workforce, directly supporting the teaching and learning of pupils in primary, secondary or special schools.

Mandatory units:

  • Child and Young Person Development
  • Support Learning Activities
  • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
  • Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
  • Help Improve Own and Team Practice in Schools
  • Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
  • Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety
  • Support Children and Young People's Positive Behaviour

Optional units:

  • Schools as Organisations
  • Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care
  • Provide Support for Therapy Sessions
  • Support Assessment for Learning
  • Contribute to Supporting Bilingual Learners
  • Prepare and Maintain Learning Environments
  • Provide Displays in Schools
  • Support Children and Young People at Meal or Snack Times
  • Support Children and Young People With Disabilities and Special Educational Needs
  • Support Children and Young People's Play and Leisure
  • Support Children and Young People's Travel Outside of the Setting
  • Support Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Support the Use of Information and Communication Technology for Teaching and Learning
  • Invigilate Tests and Examinations

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