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SEN (Special Education Needs) - Level 7

SEN Diploma QLS Level 7 | *FREE PDF Certificate* |*100% Pass Rate* |160 CPD Credits | *Free Child Psychology Course*

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SEN Teaching Assistant

Diploma in SEN Teaching Assistant QLS Level 7. Additional CPD Accredited SEN Teaching Assistant Certificate with 160 CPD points available without extra study. Tutor support, study material & assessment included. This SEN course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

A career as a successful SEN teaching assistant could take you places you never dreamed possible! If you’ve been looking for the ideal course to transform your career prospects for life, this exclusive Level 7 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma has your future written all over it!

Teaching assistants provide a range of crucially important services in the modern classroom. Along with supporting the teachers themselves, teaching assistants work directly with pupils - challenging them, motivating them and supporting their development. A good teaching assistant can help students fulfil their potential to an extent that would otherwise be impossible. The role of teaching assistant has evolved significantly over the years - the qualified Teaching Assistant has become a respected and sought-after educational figure like any other. Along with the challenges that accompany life as a teacher, teaching assistants also enjoy the same benefits as the traditional teacher. One of which being up to 12 weeks of paid holidays per year - more than twice the annual leave of the average job. Coupled with long-term relevance and unique job satisfaction, it’s an appealing field for anyone with a genuine passion for people.

This inspiring Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma is open to existing and prospective teaching assistants alike, with no prior knowledge or experience required. Build the skills, knowledge and confidence you’ll need to become a successful teaching assistant for life! Learn how to manage challenging behaviour in the classroom, guide and monitor students’ progress, provide administrative support in an educational setting and generally help every pupil reach their full potential. Discover the difference teaching assistants can make in the lives of the students they work with, as you work your way towards an endorsed Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma.

If you’ve got the drive, desire and determination to succeed, this Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma could take you the rest of the way - enrol today!

Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide candidates with a detailed introduction to the duties and responsibilities of the professional Teaching Assistant. Along with an in-depth overview of the teaching assistant’s working life, candidates study the knowledge, skills and character traits needed to become a successful TA. Ultimately, the course instils candidates with the confidence to step into the field for the first time, or take an existing career as a teaching assistant to the next level.

Our commitment to flexible education is total and we impose no deadlines or time-restrictions whatsoever. In addition, no prior knowledge or experience is required to gain maximum value from this course. Every student is assigned an expert tutor at the time of enrolment, along with all required resources and study aids needed to complete the course. Whatever your current position and objectives, you’ll be one step closer to achieving your potential with an endorsed Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma on your CV.

Essential teachings and concepts covered in this Level 7 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma include the following:

  • An introduction to the everyday life of the teaching assistant
  • Typical responsibilities and support services provided
  • The importance of effectively monitoring pupils’ performance
  • How to support students with special requirements
  • Guidelines for working effectively in a classroom setting
  • Common challenges and scenarios to expect as a TA
  • The cornerstones of a safe learning environment
  • Tips for taking a teaching assistant career to the next level

Quality Licence Scheme

This SEN Teaching Assistant course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



160 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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SEN Teaching Assistant

You’ll find the teachings of this SEN Teaching Assistant course invaluable on your journey to becoming a confident, capable and qualified SEN Teaching Assistant. Enrol online and gain access to a variety of benefits which include:

  • High-quality education at an affordable price, with all course materials and learning resources included in the initial fee.
  • Expert support and assistance throughout, provided by your personally-assigned tutor and our wider support team.
  • The freedom to study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, with no time-restrictions or deadlines to worry about.
  • Round-the-clock access to our exclusive digital learning platform, using almost any connected device in any location.
  • An opportunity to transform your career prospects and enhance your outlook, with an endorsed Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma.

Course Outline

If you’re serious about becoming a successful TA, this Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma could be your ticket to the big time. The program is completed 100% online, including a series of end-of-unit assessments for submission to your tutor. The course is delivered over 16 insightful units as detailed below:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Special Needs Teaching

This SEN unit covers the following topics:

  • Definition of Special Educational Needs
  • Primary Principles
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • The Role of the LEA
  • Children with Special Educational Needs
  • Identifying Different Kinds of Special Educational Needs
  • Detecting the Signs of Special Educational Needs

Unit 2 - Common Types of SEN

This SEN unit covers the following topics:

  • AHDH
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder)
  • Visual Impairment

Unit 3 - Statutory Assessment for Special Educational Needs

This SEN unit covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Sections 321 and 323, Education Act 1996.
  • The Statutory Assessment Process
  • Disputing an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • Time Limits for Statutory Assessments
  • Additional SEN Support if an ECH Plan is Not Issued

Unit 4 - Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs

This SEN unit covers the following topics:

  • SEN Support: Pupil Participation
  • Pupils and Parents
  • Hearing the Voices of Pupils with SEN
  • Involving Pupils in Assessments and Decision Making
  • Providing Special Support

Unit 5 - Supporting Children With Autism

This SEN unit covers the following topics:

  • What is Autism?
  • The Autistic Spectrum
  • Autism Awareness as a Teacher or Teaching Assistant
  • Teachings Social Skills when Working with Children with an ASD
  • Setting Up a Buddy System
  • Teaching Communication When Working with Children with an ASD
  • Helpful Guidelines for Teachers and Teaching Assistants
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviours

Unit 6 - Supporting Children With Dyslexia

This SEN unit covers the following topics:

  • What is Dyslexia?
  • What is the Cause of Dyslexia?
  • What are the Effects of Dyslexia?
  • Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence Issues
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Tools, Tips and Strategies for the Classroom
  • Pupil Performance
  • Screening, Evaluation and Diagnosis

Unit 7 - Supporting Children With ADHD

This SEN unit covers the following topics:

  • Identification and Diagnosis of ADHD
  • Teaching Children With ADHD
  • Successful Strategy Implementation
  • Behavioural Intervention Tips and Techniques
  • Seating Arrangements for Classrooms with ADHD Pupils
  • Additional Tools and Resources of Value

Unit 8 - Creating a Safe Learning Environment

This SEN unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Creating a Safe and Supportive Learning Environment
  • Build a strong classroom community
  • Build self-esteem and self-efficacy
  • Work On Yourself As An Educator

Unit 9 - Dealing With Difficult Situations

This SEN unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Training in Different Forums
  • What is Team Teaching?

Unit 10 - Personal Professional Development

This SEN unit covers the following Key topics:

  • What do professional growth and personal development mean?
  • What is a personal development plan (PDP)?
  • What makes a good PDP?
  • Tips for a useful PDP
  • Why is Personal Development Important?
  • Approaches to professional development

Unit 11 - Speaking With Confidence

This SEN unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Getting Comfortable in Conversation
  • Professionalism
  • Speaking Professionally
  • Four Areas of Opportunity

Unit 12 - Understanding Body Language

This SEN unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Understanding Body Language
  • Understanding Facial Expressions
  • Creating Relationships
  • Voice Characteristics
  • Monitoring Your Posture
  • Dressing Up
  • Shaking Hands

Unit 13 - Developing Communication Skills

This SEN unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Professionalism
  • Speaking Professionally
  • Four Areas of Opportunity
  • Controlling Nervousness
  • Controlling Physical Nervousness
  • Capitalizing on the Law of Attraction

Unit 14 - Active Listening Skills

This SEN unit covers the following Key topics:

  • What is Active Listening?
  • Demonstrating Listening
  • Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
  • Body Language Basics
  • Understanding Sympathy and Empathy
  • Creating the Right Mindset
  • The Communication Process
  • Probing Techniques

Unit 15 - Managing Time

This SEN unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Prioritising Your Time
  • Setting Goals
  • Planning Wisely

Unit 16 - Stress Management

This SEN unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Understanding Stress
  • Strategies to Manage stress
  • Time Management

Who is this course for?

SEN Teaching Assistant

Our exclusive online courses are open to anyone looking to further their careers through quality online education. This Level 7 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma is ideal for passionate, patient and motivated individuals, interested in careers dedicated to helping and supporting others. Teaching assistants are often hired without formal degrees or university-level qualifications, though targeted studies are considered essential. Whether new to TA services or ready to take your career to the next level, this Level 7 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma could help you take that next important step.

SEN Teaching Assistant

With no deadlines or time-restrictions to worry about, our exclusive courses are suitable for even the busiest lifestyles. Enjoy the expert support of your assigned tutor from start to finish, as you work your way towards an endorsed Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma that could make all the difference!

SEN Teaching Assistant

Sign up for this exclusive Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma today, or contact a member of our admissions team if you have any questions!


SEN Teaching Assistant

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1

SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma QLS Level 7 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £170 + postal charges

Option 2

SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by OHSC

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

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(Hard copy)=£150 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

SEN Teaching Assistant

An endorsed Level 7 SEN Teaching Assistant could open the door to any number of incredible career opportunities in the field of TA services. Typical roles and job titles the qualified teaching assistant may pursue include the following:

  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Teacher Assistant (Senior)
  • Preschool Teacher Assistant
  • Teacher Assistant (Part-Time)
  • Classroom Development Coach

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