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KS1 and KS2 Teaching Assistant: Primary Education in the UK

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15 CPD hours / points
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As Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." With our KS1 and KS2 Teaching Assistant: Primary Education in the UK course, you can make a lasting impact on young minds by supporting their educational journey. This comprehensive course equips you with the necessary tools to cultivate an enriching learning environment for primary school children. Delve into the world of UK primary education, understand the importance of early years development, and master a range of teaching techniques that will help you foster the growth and success of students. So begin your transformative journey as a teaching assistant today and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.

Learning outcomes:

  • Acquire an understanding of primary education in the UK and the responsibilities of teaching assistants.
  • Familiarise yourself with children with special educational needs and support strategies.
  • Gain knowledge of the National Curriculum in England and the various types of schools.
  • Understand the importance of early years in development and EYFS teaching techniques.
  • Master English, Mathematics, and Science teaching strategies for Key Stages 1 and 2.
  • Explore Geography, History, and other primary subjects for Key Stages 1 and 2.
  • Learn effective teaching strategies for various subjects in primary education.


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15 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The KS1 and KS2 Teaching Assistant: Primary Education in the UK course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the primary education system and the role of teaching assistants in the UK. You will explore the National Curriculum in England, the various types of schools, and the importance of early years in child development.

The course also covers teaching techniques and strategies for key subjects, including English, Mathematics, and Science for Key Stages 1 and 2. Additionally, you will delve into Geography, History, and other primary topics, equipping you with the necessary knowledge to support students across various disciplines.

By the end of this course, you will have a solid foundation in primary education and be well-prepared to support students as teaching assistants, contributing to their growth and success in the early stages of their educational journey.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring teaching assistants looking to work in KS1 and KS2 primary education.
  • Current teaching assistants seeking to expand their knowledge and skills.
  • Teachers who want to gain insights into the role of teaching assistants.
  • Parents interested in understanding the UK primary education system.
  • Education professionals looking to transition into primary education.

Career path

  • Teaching Assistant in Primary Education (Salary range: £12,000 - £23,000)
  • SEN Teaching Assistant (Salary range: £14,000 - £25,000)
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Salary range: £17,000 - £25,000)
  • Classroom Support Assistant (Salary range: £11,500 - £21,000)
  • Learning Support Assistant (Salary range: £11,500 - £21,000)
  • Primary School Teacher (Salary range: £24,000 - £41,000)

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