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KS1 and KS2 Teaching Assistant: Skills and Techniques

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15 CPD hours / points
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What is waiting for you for being a teaching assistant?

  • According to the National Careers Service, the average salary for a teaching assistant in the UK is £24,000.
  • The UK government is investing £24 billion in education over the next 5 years, which is expected to create 60,000 new teaching jobs.
  • The demand for teaching assistant is expected to grow by 15% in the next five years.

Enrol in this course and explore the rewarding world of KS1 and KS2 teaching assistant while developing a strong foundation in core subjects, special educational needs, and early years teaching. Master the skills necessary to excel as a teaching assistant and contribute to improving the UK's primary education system.

Learning Outcomes of KS1 and KS2 teaching assistant course:

  • Be well-versed in the UK's primary education landscape.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills required for supporting children with diverse needs.
  • Navigate the National Curriculum in England with confidence.
  • Recognise the characteristics and needs of children with special educational needs (SEN) and how to support them.
  • Excel in Early Years teaching assistant techniques.
  • Effectively assist in teaching English, mathematics, science, and more at Key Stages 1 and 2.
  • Employ proven strategies for engaging and educating young minds.

If you are interested in a career as a KS1 and KS2 teaching assistant, this course is a great place to start. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in this rewarding role.


15 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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KS1 and KS2 Early Years teaching assistant course is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of the skills and techniques needed to become a successful teaching assistant for primary education in the UK. You will learn from statistical data, case studies, examples, and quizzes that will enhance your understanding of the topics.

Don’t miss this opportunity to start your career as a teaching assistant. Enrol today and get ready to make a positive impact on children’s lives.

Curriculum Module: KS1 and KS2 Teaching Assistant

  • Module 01: Primary Education in the UK
  • Module 02: Responsibilities, Qualifications and Skills
  • Module 03: Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Module 04: National Curriculum in England
  • Module 05: Types of Schools in the UK
  • Module 06: Importance of Early Years in Development (EYFS)
  • Module 07: EYFS Teaching Techniques
  • Module 08: Free Childcare Places
  • Module 09: Moving to Key Stage 1 from EYFS
  • Module 10: Starting at Key Stage 1
  • Module 11: English Requirements at Key Stage 1
  • Module 12: English Requirements at Key Stage 2
  • Module 13: English Teaching Strategies
  • Module 14: Mathematics for Key Stage 1
  • Module 15: Mathematics for Lower Key Stage 2
  • Module 16: Mathematics for Upper Key Stage 2
  • Module 17: Teaching Strategies for Mathematics
  • Module 18: Science for Key Stage 1
  • Module 19: Science for Key Stage 2
  • Module 20: Science Teaching Strategies
  • Module 21: Geography and History Study Program
  • Module 22: Geography and History Teaching Strategies
  • Module 23: Other Primary Subjects for Key Stage 1
  • Module 24: Other Primary Subjects for Key Stage 2

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Who is this course for?

This comprehensive KS1 and KS2 Early Years Teaching Assistant course are ideal for individuals who:

  • Anyone who is interested in becoming a teaching assistant in the UK.
  • Anyone who wants to develop their understanding of the role and responsibilities of SEN teaching assistants.
  • Anyone who wants to learn about the different types of schools in the UK and the National Curriculum.
  • Anyone who wants to develop teaching techniques for English, mathematics, science, geography, history, and other primary subjects.
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to support children with special educational needs and create a positive and supportive learning environment for all children.


  • No prior knowledge needed
  • Compatible with any internet-enabled device, including computers, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Consistent learning experience
  • Accessible anywhere, anytime
  • No limitations on access
  • Use Wi-Fi or mobile data

Career path

  • Teaching Assistant (Entry-Level): £15,000 - £20,000 per annum
  • Senior Teaching Assistant: £20,000 - £25,000 per annum
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant: £20,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA): £25,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Inclusion Support Worker: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Educational Coordinator: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum

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