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SEN Teaching Assistant

CPD Accredited | Advanced Diploma QLS Level 5 | 120 CPD Points |+2 FREE Courses [15,000+ Students] FREE PDF Certificate

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Study method
450 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
120 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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SEN Teaching Assistant

** 4 Courses Bundle**

**FREE Child Protection****FREE Child Psychology**FREE COVID-19 Course

Diploma in SEN Teaching Assistant QLS Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited SEN Teaching Assistant Certificate with 120 CPD points available without extra study. Tutor support, study material & assessment included. This SEN Teaching Assistant 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 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma has your future written all over it!

What Will I Learn From This SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma:

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

  • An introduction to the everyday life of the SEN 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 SEN teaching assistant career to the next level

Why Students prefer this SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma from OHSC:

  • Fully Endorsed SEN Teaching Assistant Course
  • SEN Teaching Assistant Specialist Tutors
  • SEN Teaching Assistant course does not expire till you successfully complete it
  • The option to take study breaks at any time at no extra cost
  • No deadlines, no time restrictions and no fixed schedules
  • All required study materials and supporting documentation included as standard – no additional costs or expenses at any time.
  • Online assessments to test your new skills and knowledge
  • The opportunity to enhance and improve your CV and career prospects.
  • The opportunity to study from any location in the world.

*** 3 Free Gifts included in this SEN Teaching Assistant Course***

***FREE Child Protection Course***

This Free Child Protection course covers the following topics:

  • Definition of Adult Safeguarding
  • Safeguarding Adults - What Does it Mean?
  • Adult at Risk
  • The Various Forms of Abuse and Neglect
  • The Six Principles
  • The Aims of Safeguarding Adults
  • Responsibility for Safeguarding Adults
  • Whistle Blowing

***FREE Child psychology Course***

This Free Child psychology course covers the following topics:

  • Scope of Child Development
  • Development and Growth
  • Stages of Development
  • Areas of Development
  • Interrelationship Among Various Areas of Development
  • Plus more

***FREE COVID-19 Course***

This Free Covid-19 course covers the following topics:

  • What Are Coronaviruses?
  • What is COVID-19?
  • What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Is it a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?
  • Mild vs Severe Infection
  • How is the Coronavirus Transmitted?
  • What Should I Do if I Get Sick?

***This offer ends soon***

SEN Teaching Assistant

SEN 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 SEN 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.

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.



120 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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SEN Teaching Assistant

This inspiring Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma is open to existing and prospective SEN teaching assistants alike, with no prior knowledge or experience required. Build the skills, knowledge and confidence you’ll need to become a successful SEN 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 SEN teaching assistants can make in the lives of the students they work with, as you work your way towards an endorsed Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma.

If you’ve got the drive, desire and determination to succeed, this Level 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma could take you the rest of the way - enrol today!

You’ll find the teachings of this 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:

Learning Objectives

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 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma on your CV.

Course Outline

If you’re serious about becoming a successful SEN Teaching Assistant, this Level 5 SEN 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 12 insightful units as detailed below:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Special Needs Teaching

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Definition of Special Educational Needs
  • Primary Principles
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • The Role of the LEA
  • Children with Special Educational Needs
  • Plus More

Unit 2 - Common Types of SEN

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • AHDH
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
  • Plus More

Unit 3 - Statutory Assessment for Special Educational Needs

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Sections 321 and 323, Education Act 1996.
  • The Statutory Assessment Process
  • Plus More

Unit 4 - Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • SEN Support: Pupil Participation
  • Pupils and Parents
  • Hearing the Voices of Pupils with SEN
  • Plus More

Unit 5 - Supporting Children With Autism

This SEN Teaching Assistant 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
  • Plus More

Unit 6 - Supporting Children With Dyslexia

This SEN Teaching Assistant 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
  • Plus More

Unit 7 - Supporting Children With ADHD

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Identification and Diagnosis of ADHD
  • Teaching Children With ADHD
  • Successful Strategy Implementation
  • Plus More

Unit 8 - Creating a Safe Learning Environment

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following 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
  • Plus More

Unit 9 - Dealing With Difficult Situations

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Training in Different Forums
  • What is Team Teaching?
  • Plus More

Unit 10 - Personal Professional Development

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following 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
  • Plus More

Unit 11 - Speaking With Confidence

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Getting Comfortable in Conversation
  • Plus More

Unit 12 - Stress Management

This SEN Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Understanding Stress
  • Strategies to Manage stress
  • Time Management
  • Plus More

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 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma is ideal for passionate, patient and motivated individuals, interested in careers dedicated to helping and supporting others. SEN 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 5 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 5 SEN Teaching Assistant Diploma that could make all the difference!

SEN Teaching Assistant

Sign up for this exclusive Level 5 SEN 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 Diploma QLS Level 5 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £120+ postal charges

Option 2

SEN Diploma issued by OHSC

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£95+ postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

SEN Teaching Assistant

An endorsed Level 5 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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What does study method mean?

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.

What are CPD hours/points?

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.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

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.