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Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course and Accredited Higher Learning Certificate

Higher Learning Teaching Assistant Advanced Course and Level 5 Certificate

Oplex Careers


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Offer ends 30 June 2024
Study method
24 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
24 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The online Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide a further insight into the skills and knowledge related to your role working as a teaching assistant supporting children in the classroom, and the class teacher and more.


24 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Description

The online Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course will provide learners with a much deeper and thorough understanding into the working as a teaching assistant. This course will discuss the communication, special educational needs, assessment practices, and more. This course will provide a deeper insight into your role with the use of practical examples throughout the course. Whether you are familiar with key principles related to working as a teaching assistant already, you want to get started working in a field where this knowledge is important, looking for more training, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course is split into the following modules:

    • Routes into Teaching Assistant Profession

• Role Profile
• Duties and Responsibilities
• Qualifications and Skills
• Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

    • Child Development

• Areas of Development
• Physical Development
• Social and Behavioural Development
• Cognitive Development
• Communication

    • Structure of Schools

• Levels of Education
• Types of Schools
• Structure and Staff
• National Curriculum

    • Supporting Learning

• Role of Teaching Assistants in the Classroom
• Factors to Consider
• Methods of Supporting Learning

    • Supporting Special Educational Needs

• Understanding Special Educational Needs
• Types of Special Educational Needs
• Supporting SEND Students

    • Supporting Behavioural and Emotional Development

• Potential Behavioural Problems
• Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
• Promoting Emotional Development and Health

    • Assessment

• Importance of Assessment
• Types of Assessment
• Assessment Criteria and Feedback

    • Planning and Preparation

• Importance of Planning and Preparation
• Elements of Planning
• Methods for Effective Planning

    • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

• Defining Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
• Legislation
• Potential Barriers to Education
• Methods of Ensuring Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

    • Health and Safety

• Understanding Health and Safety
• Elements of Health and Safety
• Risk Assessment
• Ensuring Health and Safety

    • Safeguarding

• Understanding Safeguarding
• Legislation
• Methods of Safeguarding

    • Communication and Professional Relationships

• Importance of Effective Communication
• Types of Communication
• Methods for Effective Communication
• Building Professional Relationships

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course. This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course.

Course Duration

The online Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course requires 24 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5 Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

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Sharon asked:

Could I possibly jump from a Level 3 to a Level 5 course?


You can enroll straight on to the level 5 course. You will be able to see what each module covers under the course syllabus to decide which is most suitable for you.

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Sarah asked:

If you do not pass the online assessment do you have the opportuniny to take it again.


Yes! You can take the Final Assessment again free of charge until you reach a grade you are happy with. Our team will only process your Certificate for the highest grade you achieve. Thanks

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Manisha asked:

Is this course equivalent to a foundation degree? What's the next step if I want to get in to teaching in a primary schools after completing this.


The course is CPD Accredited which is related to professional training and is recognised by employers across the UK. This is different to a formal qualification. Many of our learners use this course and certificate to support job applications to show they have independently studied and are committed to this field.

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