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SEN Teaching Assistant: SEN TA

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Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey in Special Educational Needs (SEN) support?

For those passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children with special educational needs (SEN) in the UK, our "SEN Teaching Assistant" course is the gateway to a fulfilling and impactful career. This comprehensive programme is carefully designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to support and enhance the educational journey of students with SEN.

Course Highlights:

  • Understanding Special Educational Needs: Delve into the diverse world of special educational needs, gaining profound insights into various conditions and the best practices for providing support.
  • Supporting Diverse Learning: Learn effective strategies for adapting teaching and support methods to cater to the individual needs of students with SEN, promoting an inclusive learning environment.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Develop your ability to communicate and collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to create a supportive network for students with SEN.
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations: Navigate the complex legal and ethical landscape surrounding SEN education in the UK, ensuring your support is both effective and compliant.

Who is This Course For:

Our "SEN Teaching Assistant" course caters to a diverse audience within the UK, including:

  • Aspiring SEN Teaching Assistants: Individuals who aspire to enter the role of an SEN teaching assistant, equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in inclusive education.
  • Current Teaching Assistants and Educators: For current teaching assistants, educators, or school staff, this course offers an opportunity to enhance their expertise in providing support to students with SEN.
  • Parents and Guardians: Parents and guardians seeking a deeper understanding of special educational needs and desiring to better support their children's education will find this course beneficial.
  • Education Enthusiasts: Anyone with a genuine interest in inclusive education and the desire to contribute positively to the learning journey of students with SEN.

Invest in your future as an SEN Teaching Assistant and be a vital part of fostering inclusive education. Enrol in our "SEN Teaching Assistant" course and embark on a rewarding journey towards making a lasting impact on the lives of students with special educational needs in the UK.

Empower inclusive education. Become an SEN Teaching Assistant.


Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Complete the course and send us an email. We'll promptly send your certificate within the next 48 hours to the email address you provide.

Reed Courses Certificate of Completion

Digital certificate - Included

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed.


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At our core, we believe that learning should be a fun and engaging experience, which is why we've designed our SEN Teaching Assistant Course with you in mind! Our course has been thoughtfully structured into easy-to-follow modules, making it the perfect choice for anyone looking to develop their career in the field of special education.

Each module has been carefully crafted to provide you with all the essential knowledge and skills required to excel in your role as a teaching assistant, particularly in supporting students with special educational needs. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the teaching assistant role, the different types of SEN, and effective strategies for supporting students in the classroom. Additionally, you'll also learn about the legal framework surrounding SEN provision in the UK and how to effectively communicate and collaborate with other professionals.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing the "SEN Teaching Assistant" course, you will:

  • Comprehend Special Educational Needs: Gain a deep understanding of various special educational needs and conditions, enabling you to provide targeted support.
  • Adapt Teaching and Support: Acquire the skills to adapt teaching and support methods to cater to the diverse learning needs of students with SEN, fostering an inclusive learning environment.
  • Facilitate Communication and Collaboration: Develop effective communication and collaboration skills to work closely with teachers, parents, and professionals, creating a supportive network for students with SEN.
  • Navigate Legal and Ethical Complexities: Master the intricate legal and ethical considerations related to SEN education in the UK, ensuring your support aligns with regulations and best practices.

So why wait? Enrol in our SEN Teaching Assistant Course today and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in special education. Whether you're looking to become a teaching assistant or enhance your existing skills, our course will equip you with the tools and confidence to make a positive impact in the lives of students with SEN.

Module 1: Introduction to SEN Teaching

  • Unit 1: Understanding Special Educational Needs
  • Unit 2: The Role of a SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Unit 3: Legal and Ethical Considerations in SEN Education

Module 2: Different Types of Special Educational Needs

  • Unit 1: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Unit 2: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Unit 3: Speech and Language Disorders
  • Unit 4: Emotional and Behavioural Disorders
  • Unit 5: Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments

Module 3: Supporting Students with SEN

  • Unit 1: Strategies for Effective Communication
  • Unit 2: Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Unit 3: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Unit 4: Behaviour Management Techniques

Module 4: Working With Teachers and Parents

  • Unit 1: Collaboration with Classroom Teachers
  • Unit 2: Communicating with Parents and Guardians
  • Unit 3: Teamwork and Multidisciplinary Approaches

Module 5: Assisting with Learning and Development

  • Unit 1: Understanding Learning Styles
  • Unit 2: Adapting Curriculum for SEN Students
  • Unit 3: Supporting Literacy and Numeracy Development

Module 6: Practical Skills for SEN Teaching Assistants

  • Unit 1: Assisting with Personal Care and Mobility
  • Unit 2: Implementing Assistive Technology
  • Unit 3: Safeguarding and Health & Safety

Module 7: Assessment, Progress Monitoring, and Record-Keeping

  • Unit 1: Techniques for Assessing Student Progress
  • Unit 2: Keeping Records and Reports
  • Unit 3: Reporting and Reviewing Progress with Teachers and Parents

Module 8: Emotional and Well-being Support

  • Unit 1: Recognising Signs of Emotional Distress
  • Unit 2: Strategies for Providing Emotional Support
  • Unit 3: Self-care for SEN Teaching Assistants

Module 9: Preparing for the Workforce

  • Unit 1: Job Applications and Interviews
  • Unit 2: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Unit 3: Career Progression in SEN Education


We understand that obtaining a certification is essential to demonstrate your hard work and commitment. That's why we're delighted to offer you a digital certificate upon completion of our SEN Teaching Assistant Course - completely free of charge!

Upon finishing the course, you'll be presented with a REED course completion certificate, which you can download immediately. You can proudly showcase this certificate to colleagues, friends, and family as evidence of your achievements.

Moreover, we also offer a Training Myth course completion certificate, which can be requested and will be sent directly to your email address. This additional certificate serves as a testament to your dedication to learning and professional development and can enhance your credibility in the eyes of potential employers.

Who is this course for?

This SEN Teaching Assistant course is perfect for anyone looking to become a teaching assistant or enhance their existing skills in supporting students with special educational needs. It is particularly suitable for individuals who are looking to work in primary or secondary schools in the UK.


To enrol in our SEN Teaching Assistant course, you will need a basic understanding of English and a passion for supporting students with special educational needs. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

Career path

Upon completion of this SEN Teaching Assistant course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the teaching assistant role and be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to support students with special educational needs.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.