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Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Level 4 Endorsed Advanced Certificate | CPD UK Certified | 120 CPD Points | Exam & Full Tutor Support | 24x7 Access

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Study method
390 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
12 months
No formal qualification
120 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion (PDF) - £9
  • Certificate of completion (Hardcopy) - £89
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Take this Learning Support Assistant (LSA) course to learn how to support a single kid, a group of children, or a class of children with special needs. Students with unique needs, language barriers, or serious academic difficulties are frequently the focus of Learning Support Assistant (LSA) work.

With the help of this programme, you will learn the skills necessary to function as a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) and help them resolve these problems, relieving the resident instructor of some additional duties. You will learn the main responsibilities and competencies of LSA, as well as the opportunities that are currently available in the position. Advanced interpersonal skills with children, evaluation methods, safety precautions and special education practises will also be covered.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme, ensuring your newly acquired skills will enhance your professional development. Also, The CPD Certification Service (CPD UK) assure the Learning Support Assistant (LSA) Course training and learning activities are relevant, reliable, and upto date.

Learning Support Assistant (LSA) Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the national standard for LSAs
  • Learn how to evaluate for LSA
  • Roles and responsibility performances
  • Learn NVQ/SVQ structure
  • Learn the duties of work with children
  • How to observe and listen as an LSA
  • Children safeguarding activities
  • Emergency deals and requirements
  • SEN teaching responsibilities
  • How to overcome the stress and maintain discipline

Key Features of Learning Support Assistant (LSA):

  • Quality Licence Scheme endorsed
  • CPD Certification Service Accredited
  • Lifetime Access & 24/7 Support
  • Self-paced course modules



120 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum:

Module-01: The Roles of a Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

  • Getting Started
  • The National Standard for LSAs
  • Qualification Requirements
  • Structure of the NVQ/SVQ Level 2 for Learning Support Assistants
  • Structure of the NVQ/SVQ Level 3 for Learning Support Assistants
  • Roles and Responsibilities of an LSA
  • Characteristics of a Good LSA
  • Evaluating Yourself for the Role of an LSA

Module-02: Working with Children in a School

  • Performing as an LSA
  • Explaining and Introducing
  • Questioning and Challenging
  • Questioning Tips

Module-03: Assessing Students

  • Assessing and Recording in Class
  • Taking Notes
  • The Assessment for Learning (AFL) Strategy
  • The Purpose of AFL
  • Assessing with AFL

Module-04: Skills of a LSA

  • Observing and Listening
  • Working with Groups
  • Cooperative Group Work
  • Working with Individuals
  • Active Learning
  • Developing Learning Skills in Children

Module-05: Providing for All Children

  • Children Equality
  • Gender Differences
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Exceptional Ability
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Differences in Social Background
  • Questions for Consideration

Module-06: Safeguarding and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

  • Maintaining a Safe and Secure Learning Arena
  • School Policies for Health and Safety
  • Responsibilities of the Class Teachers and the LSAs
  • Off-Site Activities

Module-07: Dealing with Emergencies

  • Handling Hazardous Situations
  • Locating Yourself in a Hazardous Situation
  • Extinguishing Fires
  • Health Emergencies
  • Legislative Requirements

Module-08: Special Educational Needs (SEN)

  • Definitions of Special Educational Needs
  • IQ Intelligence Test
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (Autism and Asperger's)
  • Dealing with Children with Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Dealing with Children with Dyslexia
  • ADHD
  • Dealing with Children with ADHD

Module-09: Professional Development

  • Assessing Yourself
  • Practical Work
  • Combining Skills with Multitasking
  • Higher-Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA)
  • Future Prospects
  • General Principles

Module-10: Time and Stress Management

  • Time Management
  • Strategies for Time Management
  • Deciding on Study Time
  • Stress Reduction
  • Getting Some Aid

Method of Assessment

  • MCQ Based
  • Passing Marks 60%
  • Instant Assessment and Feedback


  • QLS Endorsed Certificate
  • CPD Certification Service (CPD UK) Accredited Certificate
  • Digital (PDF) & Hardcopy certificates are available

Who is this course for?

This Learning Support Assistant (LSA) course is ideal for

  • Individuals who want to become a Learning Support Assistant (LSA)
  • Individuals who are currently working as LSAs but want to enhance their knowledge and skills
  • LSAs who want to refresh their knowledge and keep up to date with current practices
  • Individuals who work in schools, nurseries, or other educational settings
  • Anyone who is interested in supporting the learning and development of children and young people with additional needs.

N.B: This course provides you with the essential theoretical foundation to thrive in this particular area. To obtain a professional qualification, you can enrol in the following programme:

  • NCFE Supporting Teaching and Learning Shcools
  • Level 2 Award- Supporting Teaching and Learning Shcools
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Shcools
  • Level 3 Award- Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Shcools
  • CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this course. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The course is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and being over the age of 16.

Career path

You can explore job, such as-

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Unqualified but experienced TA
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Literacy Learning Support Assistant
  • SEN Learning Support Assistant
  • Primary Learning Support Assistant
  • Inclusion Learning Support Assistant
  • Secondary Learning Support Assistant
  • Intervention Learning Support Assistant

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Liz asked:

Hello Whats the cost of the certificate WITH THE COURSE HOURS stated on it? TY


Hi Liz, Thanks for your query. Certificates typically do not include specific hour information. The content and duration of the program are typically described in accompanying transcripts, course outlines, or other related documents. Therefore, if you are looking for your course duration to be mentioned, you can certainly order a transcipt, upon completing the course.

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Elisa asked:

Hello The number of hours of the course will only show on the QLS certification? Or on CPD PDF as well?


Hi Elisa, Thanks for your query. Certificates typically do not include specific hour information. The content and duration of the program are typically described in accompanying transcripts, course outlines, or other related documents. Therefore, if you are looking for your course duration to be mentioned, you can certainly order a transcipt, upon completing the course.

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gigi asked:

Level 4 Endorsed Advanced Certificate | £12 include all learning materials and all classes? no other payment until the end of the course ?


Dear Gigi, Thank you for your questions. Yes, there is no further payment is required to do the course. However, if you wish to get the endorsed certificate, you are required to make the payment for the certificate separately at the end of the course. Thanks

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Virag asked:

Hi, I have a full masters Law degree, can i just pay your fees and start the course any time? Do i need to send in documents?


Dear Virag, Thank you for your question. You can start the course any time you want. No need to send any documents. Thanks

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Certificate of completion (PDF)

Digital certificate - £9

Certificate of completion (Hardcopy)

Hard copy certificate - £89

QLS Endorsed Certificate

Hardcopy of this certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme can be ordered and received straight to your home by post, by paying —

  • Within the UK: £89
  • International: £89 + £10 (postal charge) = £99

CPD Certification Service Accredited Certification

  • Hardcopy Certificate (within the UK): £15
  • Hardcopy Certificate (international): £15 + £10 (postal charge) = £25


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