Learning Support Assistant - CPD Accredited

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Study method
Online, self-paced
38 Hours
Access to content
12 Months
No formal qualification
30 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Become a qualified, capable and confident Learning Support Assistant with the teachings of our Learning Support Assistant course. This invaluable course will provide you with all the necessary knowledge and skills needed to become a successful Learning Support Assistant or Teaching Assistant.

This course will develop your skills and expertise to support the learning of children and nurture their development. It includes lessons to develop your knowledge of teaching methodologies and best practices. You will also be equipped with the skills needed to work with special needs children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and ADHD. The basics of classroom management, child safeguarding, classroom support and much more will also be covered in detail.

On completion, you will have the practical knowledge to work in any school setting and kickstart a gratifying career as a Learning Support Assistant.

Highlights of The Learning Support Assistant course:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a learning support assistant
  • Gain a clear understanding of the development of children and young people
  • Familiarise with child safeguarding practices and policies
  • Be able to build strong and trusting relationships with pupils and family
  • Explore various teaching techniques, methodologies and approaches
  • Understand the basics of classroom management and lesson planning
  • Develop your understanding of SEN teaching and learn how to support children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia & autism
  • Fine-tune your communication, interpersonal and organisational skills


30 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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We’ve taken this comprehensive Learning Support Assistant course and broken it down into 08 manageable modules which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of the teaching skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.

This course is designed with the following modules:

Module 1: Learning Support Assistant: Workplace & Work

  • The UK School System
  • School Types
  • Structure of the School Year
  • Structure of the School Day
  • The National Curriculum
  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • School Staff
  • Working in the Classroom
  • Behaviour Management
  • Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Module 2: Teaching Methodologies

  • Support Literacy Activities
  • Support Literacy Activities
  • Develop Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Skills
  • The Literacy Skills Expected of the Pupils with Whom You Work
  • Special Educational Needs and Their Implications for Literacy
  • Strategies Used by the School for Supporting Literacy Development
  • Praise and Assistance to Maintain Pupils’ Interest
  • The Importance of Giving Praise
  • Different Strategies to Use for Helping Pupils Adjust to a New Setting
  • Personal and Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge and Understanding
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Working with Others
  • Using Standards

Module 3: Skills of a Learning Support Assistant

  • Required Skills and Qualities to Become an Effective Learning Assistant
  • Developing Study Skills
  • Developing Reading Skills
  • Reading Technique
  • Taking Notes
  • Knowing Yourself as a Learner
  • Linking Your Course to Your Work

Module 04: The Role and Responsibilities of the Learning Support Assistant

  • Four Main Domains of Teaching Assistant’s Responsibilities
  • Supporting the Pupils
  • Supporting the Teacher
  • Supporting the School
  • Supporting the Curriculum

Module 5: SEN Teaching

  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teacher
  • Statutory and Regulatory Context for SEN
  • Principles and Practice of Leadership in Different Contexts
  • How SEN and Disabilities Affect Pupils’ Participation and Learning?
  • Strategies for Improving the Performance of the Pupils with SEN

Module 6: How to Support Pupils with Special Needs Part 1

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Diabetes

Module 7: How to Support Pupils with Special Needs Part 2

  • Developmental coordination disorders/Dyspraxia
  • Developmental coordination disorders/Dyspraxia
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dyslexia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-mutilation and Self-harm
  • Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour
  • Speech Difficulties
  • Visual Impairments

Module 8: Safeguarding Children & Young People

  • What is Safeguarding?
  • Who Commits Maltreatment?
  • What Is Child Protection?
  • Myths and Truths about Safeguarding Children
  • 5 Facts about Safeguarding Children
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Safeguarding Responsibilities

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the 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.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful course completion, you will qualify for a CPD certificate from One Education as proof of your new skills. 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 Learning Support Assistant course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.


This course is compatible with all kinds of devices and the age requirement for this Learning Support Assistant course is 16. So, basically, everyone can take this course to acquire Supervisory skills that are necessary.

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How long is this course please and how much is it


Dear Leah, Thank you for contacting us. The estimated course duration is 38 hours of continuous study. However, you will get one year access to the course after purchasing, and you can complete it anytime within a year. The price of the course is £15 at the moment. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.

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