This course is for those who have a passion for working with children, especially children with special needs. If you have always wanted to support children with special needs and make a difference in their lives, by helping them integrate within schools and eventually the society, well this course is for you.
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This course is for those of you who have a passion for children, especially children with special needs. If you have always wanted to support children with special needs and make a difference in their lives, by helping them integrate within schools and eventually the society, well this course is for you. Special needs teaching assistants help teachers in schools, by providing classroom support to pupils with a wide range of severe learning, physical or behavioural difficulties. Assistants work under the supervision of the class teacher, helping pupils to achieve their learning goals. There is a move towards integrating pupils with disabilities into mainstream education, so this has increased the number of opportunities for assistants to support individual pupils with special needs in mainstream schools. The industry is booming at the moment and now is the right time to get in!
Would you be surprised if I told you that there are no formal entry requirements for this course? Well there are none! All you need to enrol on this course is the desire to learn, and be passionate about working with and supporting children with special needs. You will benefit very much from this course if you have a general standard of education.
You should be aware that once you progress into a school environment, or indeed any other organisation that involves access to children, you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB) check.
The course looks in depth at areas such as:
- Visual and Auditory Disabilities
- Gifted and Talented
One of the key benefits of studying with Great Achievers is that we deliver the entire course online where you have access to our student portal, which is user-friendly. The course complete workbook will provide you with everything you need to complete this course successfully.
The course opens with a discussion, which clarifies exactly what “Special Educational Needs” actually are, introduces the SEN Code of Practice 2001, and outlines what qualities you need to be a SEN Teaching Assistant. The course examines the “core learning structure”, and how these skills form a vital part of teaching and working with children. It also looks at the ways you will support classroom practices, the school and its management. You will gain insight into supporting pupils with disabilities and special educational needs, as well as the basics of literacy and numeracy. This is an online course and you can work at your own pace with the support of your Tutor.
This is a fully supported distance learning course with your own assigned Tutor who is contactable by email or phone and you may enrol at any time of the year
Qualification number- 601/6089/5
This course is approved by Focus Awards, an Ofqual-regulated national awarding organisation. It has been designed for those who only want to assess learners in the work environment.
If you have been working in your field for some time and would like a change of career or some additional income, why not train others at what you do best? Choose this course and qualify as an Assessor within three months or less.
How to get started
Enrol now. Pay in full or choose the instalment option As soon as you complete the payment process, you will receive your log in details to the ilearn portal by email from your Assessor. He or she will also arrange a telephone induction within 24hra, so you can get started straight away.
The course consists of 21 in-depths units:
- Special Education Needs
- What Are Special Education Needs (SEN)?
- Theory of Special Needs
- The Big Picture of Special Educational Needs Provision
- SEN Provision in Your School
- Observation, Testing, and Assessment
- Supporting Dyslexia and Literacy
- Aiding Speech and Language Difficulties
- Managing Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties
- Supporting Autism and Asperger Syndrome
- Teaching Talented and Gifted children
- Supporting Blindness and Visual Impairment
- Physical Impairment and Cerebral Palsy
- Deafness and Hearing Impairment
- Learning Difficulties
- Dyscalculia and Numeracy
- Using Technology
- Supporting Children in Education
- Providing Support at Home and Choosing the Right schools
- Finding a Job in SEN