SEN Teaching Assistant

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10 CPD hours / points
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Are you looking to kickstart a career an SEN teaching assistant? It’s a unique career choice that presents you with a lot of rewards as well as responsibilities. Our SEN Teaching Assistant Course will equip you with the necessary set of skills and knowledge that you’ll need to become successful as an SEN Teacher or SEN Teaching Assistant. This comprehensive course will guide learners on the fundamental skills of supporting the learning and development of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

The SEN Teaching Assistant course is designed to provide you with all the necessary skills, knowledge and credentials to fast track your career in this field. You will learn the fundamentals of providing quality learning support to children and young adults with learning disabilities who need extra nurturing and care to help them reach their potential.

This course combines both theoretical and practical knowledge, covering key topics such as the role and responsibilities of an SEN Teaching Assistant and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), the different types of special educational needs, assessment, tracking, and classroom strategies.

Through case studies and practical exercises, this comprehensive training program for SEN Teaching Assistants explores strategies required to provide person-centred support to help individual SEN pupils reach their personal learning goals and gain confidence in their education. Not only will you gain valuable professional skills, but by the end of this course, you will also have an excellent understanding of the SEN code of practice and how to apply SEN teaching methodologies in a real-world context.

This SEN Teaching Assistant course is endorsed by TQUK, an Ofqual-regulated pioneering awarding organisation in the UK, which enables you to showcase your qualification as a recognised professional achievement. This course is also CPD accredited with 10 CPD points to signify your professional development in the respective field/sector.

What You Will Learn from Our SEN Teaching Assistant Course

  • The roles and responsibilities of an SEN Teaching Assistant
  • The types of learning disabilities, including causes, symptoms and impact
  • Classroom strategies for providing quality person-centred learning support
  • Code of practice for SEN teaching and SEN teaching assistant requirements
  • How to assess SEN pupils’ abilities and provide constructive feedback



10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Skills You Will Gain from SEN Teaching Assistant Course

  • Leadership in teaching
  • Classroom management
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Planning and organisation

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Course Curriculum

**SEN Teaching Assistant**

Module 1: Special Education Needs (SEN): An Overview

  • Defining SEN
  • SEN and Disability
  • Special Education Provision
  • Areas of SEN
  • Summary / Keynotes of the Module

Module 2: SEN Support

  • What is SEN Support?
  • Whole School Assessment and Tracking
  • Identifying the Need
  • The assess, Plan, Do, Review Cycle
  • Summary / Keynotes of the Module

Module 3: High Quality Teaching for Pupils with SEN

  • What is High Quality Teaching (HQT) for Pupils with SEN?
  • HQT for Pupils with SEN
  • Developing Relationships and Knowing Pupils Well
  • Summary / Keynotes of the Module

Module 4: SEN Teaching Methodologies

  • Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Quality Feedback
  • Focused Planning
  • Engagement and Challenge
  • Effective Questioning and Modelling
  • Scaffolding Learning
  • Developing Independence
  • Summary / Keynotes of the Module

Module 5: Communication and Interaction

  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
  • Classroom Strategies
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Summary / Keynotes of the Module

Module 6: Cognition and Learning

  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Classroom Strategies
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Summary / Keynotes of the Module

Module 7: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

  • Mental Health
  • Whole School Strategies
  • Classroom Strategies
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Summary / Keynotes of the Module

Module 8: Sensory or Physical Needs

  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Physical Disability (PD)
  • Summary / Keynotes of the Module

Module 9: Working in Partnership

  • Partnership with Parents
  • The Role of the SENCO
  • Working with Other SEN Professionals
  • Summary / Keynotes of the Module

Course Assessment

To successfully complete the SEN Teaching Assistant course, you must attend the MCQ assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.


Endorsed Certification from TQUK:

You’ll also be eligible for a globally-recognised TQUK-endorsed certification upon completion of the assignment with an accreditation fee of £59. An additional postal charge of £10 will enable the International students to avail this certification from anywhere they want.

CPD Certification from The Teachers Training:

Successfully completing the MCQ exam of this SEN Teaching Assistant course qualifies you for a CPD-accredited certificate from The Teachers Training. You will be eligible for both PDF copy and hard copy of the certificate to showcase your achievement however you wish.

  • PDF certificate is completely FREE and instantly downloadable right after completing the exam
  • Hard copy certificate will be sent to you via post for only £8.99

The certificate will add significant weight to your CV and will give you a competitive advantage when applying for jobs.

Who is this course for?

This SEN Teaching Assistant Certificate is for anyone who wants to:

  • People aiming for SEN Teaching Assistant job opportunities
  • Anyone who is interested to learn about Special Educational needs
  • Parents who are taking care of children with development disorders
  • Professionals working in care or mental health
  • Anyone who is in charge of children with autism and development issues


No formal entry requirements for this SEN Teaching Assistant Course. All you need to have:

  • Passion for learning
  • A good understanding of the English language
  • Be motivated and hard-working
  • Over the age of 16

Career path

The SEN Teaching Assistant course will serve really well for aspiring professionals interested in the following careers:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • SEN Teacher
  • Child Care Worker
  • Childminders

This attested qualification may well be the extra edge you need to land you a job in the mentioned sectors.

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Emily Whittaker asked:

Hi Is there any requirements for completing the course??


Dear Emily, Good morning. Not really, no experience or previous qualifications are required, so it is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. Thanks

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