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Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant Certificate | Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant Course

The Learning College


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£20 inc VAT (was £199)
Offer ends 30 November 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
20 hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available to purchase separately

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Anyone looking to begin as a Teaching Assistant, this Teaching Assistant Endorsed Certificate will enable you to work with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

SEN Teaching Assistants are responsible for carrying out practical and administrative tasks. As a Teaching Assistant you are required to work under the direction of the class teacher in the supervision and support of pupils’ learning. Teaching Assistants specialising in SEN help to make more time available for the teacher to teach on a daily basis in supporting those children with Special Educational Needs

Teaching Assistants work under the direction and supervision of teachers in order to help promote effective learning and teaching usually for children that may encounter learning difficulties. They carry out tasks delegated to them by the teacher in order to work with children on both a 1-2-1 basis and also taking small groups to support learning difficulties.

The teaching assistant will be responsible for contributing in the following areas:

  • supporting the teacher
  • supporting children with (SEN) Special Educational Needs
  • supporting the curriculum
  • supporting the school


Units Covered

Teaching Assistant Unit 1 – SEN Theory

Teaching Assistant Unit 2 – SEN Practical Consideration

The Certificate

This is a knowledge based course designed to teach the main core principles of being a teaching assistant.


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the SEN Teaching Assistant Course , you will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.

All assignments are set by The Learning College. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the college, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course.

Please note: There is no examination required for this course.

What’s included:

You will have access to a tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your assignments. You will be provided with all course materials in order for you to be guided through your course content. Full tutor support is offered throughout the course to ensure your learning outcomes are met to a satisfactory standard.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. You should allow enough time to complete assignments/ question papers to ensure satisfactory outcomes are met.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Teaching Assistant SEN Course is: 8 hrs

Additional certification fee will apply upon completion of your qualification.

Teaching Assistant - Teaching Assistant Higher Level

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a Teaching Assistant.

Teaching Assistant | Teaching Assistant Higher Level


Our Teaching Assistant SEN Course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about becoming an SENTeaching Assistant and has a keen interest in the subject, plus an intention to progress a career.

  • Learners will need sufficient numeracy and literacy
  • Students should have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.
  • Learners should have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Support Portal
  • You should be fully committed to your studies.
  • Must be aged 16 and over

Career path

Teaching Assistant | Teaching Assistant Higher Level

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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, 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.