EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant

2021 Welcome Gift! | Accredited by IAO & CPD | 40 CPD Points I MCQ Based Assessment | Full Tutor Support

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40 hours
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12 months
No formal qualification
40 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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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 Early Years 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 Early Years 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 early years 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

Why Learners Love & Enrol This EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant Course from One Education:

  • 24/7 access to the course for an extensive period of 12 months
  • Ease of access to the course material from any device of your choice
  • No hidden fees or exam charges
  • Full tutor support on weekdays (Monday – Friday)
  • Efficient exam system, assessment and instant results
  • Develop professional skills and advance your career, thus increasing your potential to earn more


40 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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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?

Module 2: Working as an EYFS Teacher

  • The Role of the Early Years Teacher
  • Working with Young Children
  • Teaching Kids Life Skills at an Early Age
  • Teach Preschool Kids to Count
  • Requirements, Qualifications and Useful Skills

Module 3: Understanding the EYFS Framework

  • The Early Years Framework
  • Understanding the EYFS Framework
  • A Fair and Flexible Framework
  • Regulation of Learning and Development

Module 4: Promoting Learning and Development

  • The Learning and Development Requirements
  • The Early Learning Goals
  • The Characteristics of Effective Learning

Module 5: Curriculum for EYFS Teaching

  • The EYFS Curriculum Design
  • Learning and Teaching Through Play
  • Playful Learning and Playful Teaching

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
  • Get an Understanding on SENCO

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

  • Montessori and the EYFS
  • The Montessori Approach
  • Exemptions from EYFS Learning and Development Requirements

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

**Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching**

Module 11: Early Phonics & Alphabet, CV and Blends

  • Early Phonics & Alphabet
  • CVC
  • Blends

Module 12: Vowel Phonemes and Other Phonics

  • Vowel Phonemes
  • Other Phonics

Module 13: Prefixes and Double Consonants

  • Prefixes
  • Double Consonants

Module 14: Plurals, Compound Words and Common Words

  • Plurals
  • Compound Words (KS1)
  • Common Words

Module 15: Spelling

  • Spelling and Rhyme
  • Spelling Strategies

Module 16: Alphabetical Order and Dictionary Skills

  • Alphabetical Order
  • Dictionary Skills

Module 17: Synonyms & Thesaurus Work

  • Synonyms
  • Thesaurus

Module 18: Proverbs and Idioms

  • Proverbs
  • Idioms
  • Metaphorical Expressions

Module 19: Noun, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs

  • Nouns & Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Adverbs

Module 20: Writing Basic Sentences and Collective Nouns

  • Writing Basic Sentences
  • Collective Nouns

Module 21: Maths: General, Number and Number System

  • Miscellaneous
  • Planning & Assessment
  • Counting
  • Patterns & Number Sequences
  • Ordering and Comparing Numbers
  • Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
  • Properties of Numbers
  • Place Value
  • Rounding, Approximating & Estimating
  • Ratio and Proportion

Module 22: Calculations

  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Doubling and Halving
  • Using a Calculator

Module 23: Solving Problems

  • Word & Real Life Problems
  • Money Problems

Module 24: Measures, Shape & Space

  • Length or Distance
  • Capacity or Volume
  • 2D Shapes
  • Position and Direction
  • Time

Module 25: Scientific Enquiry

  • Investigative Skills

Module 26: Life Processes and Living Things

  • Life Processes – Worksheets
  • Humans and other Animals
  • Green Plants
  • Variation and Classification
  • Living Things in Their Environment

Module 27: Properties of Materials and Physical Processes

  • Grouping and Classifying Materials
  • Changing Materials
  • Rocks and Soils

Module 28: ICT

  • General
  • Word Processing, DTP and Graphics
  • CD-ROMS, Internet & Email

Module 29: Art & Design and Geography

  • Maps and Plans
  • Local Studies & Contrasting UK Locality

Module 30: History

  • Famous People
  • The Tudors

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning of this Early Years and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant course, you have to participate in an automated multiple-choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for CPD accredited certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

In addition, to enhance the depth of your knowledge regarding the course and further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish. After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.


CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.

Who is this course for?

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this Early Years and Key Stage 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant 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 early years teachers working in or near London.

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Danielle asked:

Is it worth doing volunteering whilst learning and if so how many hours and months of experience would be a good start.


Dear Danielle, Thanks for contacting us. The course is open to all with no formal entry requirements. You need no previous experiences in order to do the course. You will learn everything needed from the course directly. Many thanks, Help Desk

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Xin asked:

Where are when to take exams?


Dear Xin, Thanks for contacting us. This course does not involve any MCQ exams. You will need to answer an assignment question to complete the course, the answer will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. You can write the answer on your own time. The answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answer is submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work. Many thanks, Help Desk

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Clare asked:

How long should this course take, and are there any strict timeframes for completion?


Dear Clare, Thanks for contacting us. The estimated course duration is 43 hours, however, you will get one year access to the course to complete. Many thanks.

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Sarah Elliot asked:

Is the course entirely inline or does any time need to be spent in a classroom etc?


Hi Sarah, Thank you for contacting us. It's an entirely online course. You can study everything online. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.

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Miss Begum asked:

Dear sir i would like to take the course. I live overseas in mauritius


Dear Begum, Thank you for contacting us. The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. Therefore, you can do the courses from anywhere in the world. All of our courses are online courses. All of our course materials are online and you can study everything online as well. Thanks

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Marie Mundy asked:

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?


Dear Marie, Thank you for contacting us. Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise. The course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. Thanks

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Hadi asked:

Does the course have an expiry date ? For eg if i purchase it now- can I start it in 2 years time instead ?


Dear Hadi, Thank you for contacting us. After purchasing the course, you will have one-year access to the course. Therefore, you can complete the course anytime within a year. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.

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Jess asked:

What recognised qualification do you gain from completing this course please?


Dear Jess, Thank you for your question. You can obtain a CPD certificate after completing this course. Thanks

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