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Teaching Assistant - Higher Diploma Level 7

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Teaching Assistant

** 4 Courses Bundle**

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

Diploma in Teaching Assistant QLS Level 7. Additional CPD Accredited Teaching Assistant Certificate with 170 CPD points available without extra study. This Teaching Assistant course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

A career as a successful 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 Teaching Assistant Diploma has your future written all over it!

What Will I Learn From This 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 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

Why Students prefer this Teaching Assistant Diploma from OHSC:

  • Fully Endorsed Teaching Assistant Course
  • Teaching Assistant Specialist Tutors
  • 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 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?
  • Is Surface Transmission Possible with COVID-19?
  • What Does ‘Community Spread’ Mean?
  • How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19
  • How to Protect Others from COVID-19
  • Do I Need to Wear a Facemask?
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Against Coronavirus
  • What Should I Do if I Get Sick?

***This offer ends soon***

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.

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!

Quality Licence Scheme

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



170 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Learning Objectives

The objective of this Teaching Assistant 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 Teaching Assistant. Ultimately, the Teaching Assistant 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.

Teaching Assistant

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.

Course Outline

If you’re serious about becoming a successful Teaching Assistant, 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 Teaching Assistant course is delivered over 17 insightful units as detailed below:

Unit 1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • What is a teaching assistant
  • Characteristics of Teaching Assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Teaching assistant roles and responsibilities
  • Plus more

Unit 2. Working in the School

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Supporting the Curriculum
  • School Types
  • The UK School System
  • School Terms
  • Structure of the school day

Unit 3. Working in the Classroom

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Responsibilities of a teaching assistant in the classroom
  • Supporting Pupils’ learning
  • The National Literacy Strategy
  • The National Numeracy Strategy

Unit 4. Assessing a Student's performance

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Reviewing your assessment strategy
  • Quantitative Assessment Standards
  • Evaluating Discussion Group Performance
  • Plus more

Unit 5. Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • What does SEN mean?
  • Types of Special Educational Needs
  • Cognition and Learning Needs
  • Behaviour, Emotional and Social Development Needs

Unit 6 - Supporting Children With Autism

This 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

Unit 7 - Supporting Children With Dyslexia

This 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

Unit 8 - Supporting Children With ADHD

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

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

Unit 9. Creating a Safe Learning Environment

This 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

Unit 10 - Dealing With Difficult Situations

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Training in Different Forums
  • What is Team Teaching?

Unit 11. Personal Professional Development

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Self-Actualisation
  • Approaches To Professional Development:
  • Developmental Relationships
  • Critical Components Of An Effective Professional Development Plan

Unit 12 - Speaking With Confidence

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

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

Unit 13 - Understanding Body Language

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Understanding Body Language
  • Understanding Facial Expressions
  • Creating Relationships
  • Voice Characteristics

Unit 14 - Developing Communication Skills

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Asking Questions
  • Probing
  • Listening Skills
  • Scoring
  • Interpretation
  • Active Listening Skills

Unit 15 - Active Listening Skills

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • The Basics of Active Listening
  • Understanding the Communication Process
  • Plus More

Unit 16- Managing Time

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Prioritising your Time
  • The Power of a Change
  • Changing Our Perspective
  • Setting Goals with SPIRIT
  • Planning Tips and Tricks
  • Setting Up a Routine

Unit 17 - Stress Management

This Teaching Assistant unit covers the following topics:

  • Understanding Stress
  • Strategies to Manage stress
  • Time Management

Who is this course for?

Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant careers are ideal for patient, empathetic and committed candidates with a genuine passion for people. The role of teaching assistant can be uniquely challenging, demanding a proactive problem-solving attitude at all times. It’s also essential to be a kind, compassionate and personable individual with limitless ambition and motivation. This Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma is ideal for prospective and existing teaching assistants alike - anyone looking to build a rewarding career in the field. With no prior knowledge or experience necessary, our courses are open to forward-thinking candidates ready to take their careers to the next level.

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Once again, we impose no deadlines or time-restrictions whatsoever on any of our courses. Study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, with expert tutor support provided throughout!

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Sign up online and get started on your Level 7 Teaching Assistant Diploma today, or reach out to a member of our admissions team if you have any questions!


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No particular entry requirement.

Option 1

Teaching Assistant Diploma QLS Level 7 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £170 + postal charges

Option 2

Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by OHSC

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£150 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Teaching Assistant

Adding an endorsed Level 7 Teaching Assistant to your CV could open the door to a wide variety of enjoyable careers worldwide. Typical job titles and roles within the field of teaching assistant services include the following:

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

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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.

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