EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant - CPD Accredited

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The Early Years and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant course prepares you for a job in a child care centre, as a teacher assistant or for self-employment as a family child care provider. You’ll learn childcare provider-related English and math, and how to develop art and language programs. You will explore the concept of child development, considering communication, play, stages of development, first aid, and health and safety, and develop skills to work with children through placement settings.

In this EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant course, you will cover topics such as observations of children, children’s basic needs, and safeguarding and safety. The EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant course also covers how, as an EYFS teacher, a person promotes child development and learning.

After successful completion of this EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant course, you’ll have all the tools you require to confidently pursue a career in early years teaching.

Highlights of the EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant:

  • Explore the fundamental benefits of Early Childhood Education and the role of the Early Years Teacher.
  • Learn effective ways to help children achieve early learning goals and help them develop curiosity and knowledge.
  • Gain a holistic understanding of the EYFS Framework and the characteristics of effective learning.
  • Discover various strategies for 21st Century Early Childhood teachers and plenty of innovative ideas for improving teaching methods.
  • Explore the programs that support learning and help in designing the activities and materials that children find appealing and engaging.
  • Get introduced to the SEN Code of Practice and gain a firm understanding of SENCO.
  • Learn to help pupils in developing independent learning skills and provide support to children who need additional help with their work.
  • Learn an effective method of teaching in Key Stage 1 and 2

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Course Design

This EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant course is designed with the following modules:

**Early Years Teaching**

Module 1: Introduction to EYFS Teaching and Early Years of Childhood Development

  • The Importance of Education in Early Childhood
  • Why is Education Important?
  • Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education

Module 2: Working as an EYFS Teacher

  • The Role of the Early Years Teacher
  • Working with Young Children

Module 3: Understanding the EYFS Framework

  • The Early Years Framework
  • Understanding the EYFS Framework

Module 4: Promoting Learning and Development

  • The Learning and Development Requirements
  • The Early Learning Goals

Module 5: Curriculum for EYFS Teaching

  • The EYFS Curriculum Design
  • Learning and Teaching Through Play

Module 6: Methods for EYFS Teaching

  • Teaching Methods
  • Strategies for 21st Century Early Childhood Teachers

Module 7: Working with Children Having Special Education Needs or Disabilities (SEN/SEND)

  • Understand Constructivism in the Classroom and Know Your Role as a Teacher
  • SEN Code of Practice

Module 8: EYFS and Educational Philosophies and Exemptions to the EYFS

  • Montessori and the EYFS
  • The Montessori Approach

Module 9: Promoting Child Welfare in the Early Years

  • Welfare Requirements Become Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements
  • Staffing Roles and Responsibilities

Module 10: Finding Work as an EYFS Teacher

  • Early Years Teacher
  • Teaching Jobs: Where to Find Them and When to Apply
  • How to write a Must-Read CV

**Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching**


Word Level

A. Spelling & Phonics (Part 1)

Module 1: Early Phonics & Alphabet

  • Vowel Worksheet
  • Trace Over the Letters
  • Copy the Alphabet

Module 2: CVC

  • CVC Sandwiches
  • Copy the Words

Module 3: Blends

  • Blends – bl
  • Blends – br
  • Blends – ch
  • Blends – cr
  • Blends – dr
  • Blends – fl

Module 4: Vowel Phonemes

  • Best Guess Poster – Long A
  • Best Guess Poster – Long E

Module 5: Other Phonics

  • Letters and Sounds
  • Phoneme Count (PiP st5 g1)

B. Spelling & Phonics (Part 2)

Module 1: Prefixes

  • Prefixes un/dis/re

Module 2: Double Consonants

  • -ll Words
  • Double Letter Alphabet

C. Spelling & Phonics (Part 3)

Module 1: Plurals

  • Plurals
  • Plurals Sheet 1
  • Plurals Sheet 2

Module 2: Compound Words

  • Compound Words (KS1)
  • Compound Words (KS2)

Module 3: Common Words

  • Emotion Word Cards
  • Phase 2 HF Words

Module 4: Spelling and Rhyme

  • Silly Rhyming Sentences

Module 5: Spelling Strategies

  • Tricky Word Posters
  • Tricky Word Posters 2

D. Alphabetical Order

  • Alphabetical Order
  • Alphabetical Order 2

E. Dictionary Skills

  • Dictionary Work
  • Create your Own Dictionary

F. Synonyms & Thesaurus Work

Module 1: Synonyms

  • Synonyms
  • Synonyms 2 – Good or Bad

Module 2: Thesaurus

  • Thesaurus Work
  • Using a Thesaurus

G. Language Extension (Proverbs and Idioms)

Module 1: Proverbs

  • Proverbs
  • Proverbs – 2

Module 2: Idioms

  • Idioms
  • Idioms – ‘A Bee in the Bonnet’ story
  • Idioms – Matching Meanings

Module 3: Metaphorical Expressions

  • Metaphorical Expressions

Sentence Level

A. Nouns & Adjectives

Module 1: Nouns & Adjectives

  • Types of Nouns
  • Adjectives
  • Adjectives – Sheet 1

B. Verbs & Adverbs

Module 1: Verbs

  • Verbs
  • Irregular Verbs

Module 2: Adverbs

  • Adverbs Sheet 1
  • Adverbs Sheet 2
  • Adverbs

C. Writing Basic Sentences

  • Capital letters & full stops
  • Capital Letters & Full Stops – Sheet 1

D. Collective Nouns

  • Collective Nouns 1
  • Collective Nouns 2


A. General

Module 1: Miscellaneous

  • Maths Dictionary
  • Maths Posters
  • Math Card Games

Module 2. Planning & Assessment

  • New Primary Framework – Key Objectives Grid
  • Mock Sats 1
  • Mock Sats 2

B. Numbers and the Number System

Module 1: Counting

  • Aeroplane Race Ordinals
  • Copy the Numbers

Module 2: Patterns & Number Sequences

  • Simple Number Sequences

Module 3: Ordering and Comparing Numbers

  • Ordering Numbers

Module 4: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages

  • Fraction Wall 1
  • Colour Fraction Wall

Module 5: Properties of Numbers

1.Odd and Even Socks
2.Even Number Houses Display:

  • Even Houses 1
  • Even Houses 2
  • Even Houses 3

3.Odd Number Cars Display:

  • Odd Cars 1
  • Odd Cars 2

4.Large Odd and Even Numbers

Module 6: Place Value

  • Transfer Market Place Value
  • Missing Numbers (100 square)

Module 7: Rounding, Approximating & Estimating

  • Playground Rounding Game

Module 8: Ratio and Proportion

  • Ratio & Proportion Problems
  • Jam Ratio


Module 1: Addition & Subtraction

  • Pairs that make 10
  • Making 10

Module 2: Doubling and Halving

  • Doubling and Halving

Module 3: Using a Calculator

  • Calculator Words
  • Upside Down Calculator Story

D. Solving Problems

Module1: Word & Real Life Problems

  • Word Problems
  • True or False Number Statements

Module 2: Money Problems

  • Mr Muscle Goes Shopping
  • Items with Prices

E.Measures, Shape & Space

Module 1: Length or Distance

  • Caterpillar Lengths
  • Compare Sizes

Module 2. Capacity or Volume

  • Capacity – Full or Empty
  • Converting Metric Units

Module 3: 2D Shapes

  • 2D Shapes

Module 4: Position and Direction

  • Shapes Positions

Module 5: Time

  • Very Simple O’Clock
  • Time Helpsheet


A. Scientific Enquiry

Module 1: Investigative Skills

  • AT1 Science Planning House
  • Science Investigation Pro Forma

B. Life Processes and Living Things

Module 1: Life Processes – Worksheets

  • ‘The Tree and the Garden Shed’ (Living & Non-Living)

Module 2: Humans and other Animals

  • Body Parts Guessing
  • My Body

Module 3: Green Plants

  • Plant Labelling
  • Key Vocab – Flowering Plants.doc

Module 4: Variation and Classification

  • Key Vocab – Keys

Module 5: Living Things in Their Environment

  • Key Vocab – Habitats & Adaptation
    ‘The Ball in the Kitchen’ (Germs)

C. Materials and their Properties

Module 1: Grouping and Classifying Materials

  • ‘The Green Shirt’ (Properties of Materials)
  • ‘The Ten Bricks’ (Materials & their Uses)

Module 2: Changing Materials

  • ‘The Raindrop’ (The Water Cycle)
  • Key Vocab – Water Cycle

Module 3: Rocks and Soils

  • Key Vocab – Rocks & Soils

Module 4: Separating Mixtures of Materials

  • Key Vocab – Separation

D. Physical Processes

Module 1: Electricity

  • ‘The Kettle and the Toaster’ (Electrical Safety)
  • Electricity

Module 2: Forces and Motion

  • Key Vocab – Forces

Module 3: Light and Sound

  • ‘The House on the Hill’ (Light & Sight)
  • ‘The Cup and the Spoon’ (Sound)

Module 4: The Earth and beyond

  • Key Vocab – Earth, Moon & Sun


Module 1: General

  • ICT Basic – Assessment
  • Keyboard Assessment

Module 2: Word Processing, DTP and Graphics

  • Shortcut Keys
  • Sounds & Pictures

Module 3: CD-ROMS, Internet & Email

  • e-Safety Assembly


  • Making Escher Patterns
  • My Clay Tile Design


Module 1: Maps and Plans

  • 6 Figure Grid References
  • Continents and Oceans

Module 2: Local Studies & Contrasting UK Locality

  • At the Seaside

Module 3: Transport, Weather & Tourism

  • Transport
  • Air Vehicles
  • Water Vehicles

Module 4: Mountains and Rivers

  • Journey of a River Comprehension
  • Beaches and Dunes

Module 5: Around the World

  • Rainforest Animals
  • Rainforests Key Words & Definitions

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant course, you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

While I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion of this EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant course, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your Certificate at an additional cost.

Who is this course for?

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

What our learners say on EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant course:

Anna Maria Spagnuolo - Bangkok

"5 Star

The course was very effective. The structure and modules were very clear with lots of examples and exercises given. I highly recommend it to everyone no matter how busy your schedule is."

Career path

EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant Diploma will lead you to:

New entrants to the profession in England, Wales and Northern Ireland start on the main salary scale, which rises incrementally from £23,720 to £35,008. Enhanced pay scales apply for teachers working in or near London.

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Where are when to take exams?


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I already work as an early year practitioner and have a cache level 2, do I need any other qualifications? Or could I just apply?


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