Teaching Assistant Special Education Needs


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What is the Teaching Assistant Special Education Needs (SEN) Course Package?

Although this course will give you a grounding in many of the aspects of being a Teaching Assistant, it is much more than that. This in-depth learning package has been carefully designed for current or aspiring Teaching Assistants, both in early years or school settings, who are interested in working with pupils with special educational needs.

The four courses included are: Teaching Assistant, Recognising and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Child Development. When you’ve completed the course you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of the role of a Teaching Assistant, and how you can best support a child with special educational needs.

Available delivery methods for this course




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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Assessment Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • CACHE Endorsed
  • CPD Certified
  • Study anytime, anywhere
Teaching Assistant Special Education Needs

This in-depth online learning package has been carefully designed for current or aspiring Teaching Assistants who are interested in working with pupils with special educational needs.

Package includes

If bought separately
  • Level 2 Teaching Assistant – (CPD Certified)

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    £120 £96
  • Child Development - Online Course

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    £85 £68
  • Recognising and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs

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    £85 £68
  • Asperger's - Online Course

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    £85 £68

Is the Teaching Assistant SEN online course package right for me?

A keen interest in teaching and education is a must if you are thinking of signing up to this course package, but it is suited to both new and existing teaching assistants with a strong interest in special needs education. You could become a key part of a classroom setting, supporting SEN students so they feel included and can reach their full potential. This is a flexible learning option that you can easily fit in around your current job/lifestyle.

What job could I get with a Teaching Assistant Special Educational Needs (SEN) certification?

On completion of this course you will be equipped with a broad range of knowledge that you can take forward into a new role as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant in an early years or school setting.

Why study the Teaching Assistant Special Educational Needs course with e-Careers?

  • All learning resources and the related certification are included in one comprehensive package.
  • Stay engaged with a range of teaching methods that include videos, quizzes and exercises, and track your progress as you learn.
  • Easy to navigate online modules will prepare you for end-of-course multiple choice assessments.
  • Flexible access to the learning platform, so you can study at a time to suit you and receive support if or when you need it.
  • Move your career in a new direction and make a difference to the special needs children who will be in your care.
  • Access to the course package is for one year.

What are the Teaching Assistant Special Education Needs (SEN) course modules?

The Asperger’s course covers:

  • Intro to Asperger’s
  • Glossary of Asperger’s terms
  • Teaching young autistic children
  • Understanding the differences or difficulties autistic children have
  • How autistic children cope with the unexpected
  • Comprehending abstract concepts
  • Communication
  • Physical signs, obsessive traits and special skills
  • Extended learning, documentary videos, and activities
  • The early signs of autism.

Child Development covers:

  • Natural and environmental influences on child development
  • Identifying a child’s needs
  • Treating every child as an individual
  • Brain development in young children
  • Activities for a child’s learning journey
  • Child development theory.

Recognising and Supporting Children with SEN covers:

  • Activities and support plans
  • Child-led models of delivery
  • The importance of observations
  • Examining the different Special Educational Needs
  • Legislation that governs SEN practice
  • The role of SENCO
  • Writing an SEN policy
  • SEND Code of practice
  • Legal rights of disabled children
  • Practitioner support to families.

Level 2 Teaching Assistant includes the following units:

  • Supporting the teacher
  • Supporting the pupil
  • Supporting the curriculum
  • Supporting the school
  • Supporting ICT in the classroom
  • Supporting pupils with special educational needs
  • Supporting literacy development
  • Supporting numeracy development
  • Working with others

What does the Teaching Assistant SEN online package cover?

  • A comprehensive look at becoming a Teaching Assistant with a CPD Certified course, including modules on ICT, numeracy, and supporting SEN pupils.
  • How to create individual education plans tailored to a child’s needs, and use these to plan activities and support.
  • Study different types of SEN, including Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD and Cerebral Palsy.
  • The impact of an invisible disability on a child, including a detailed look at Asperger’s.
  • A look at the five outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters’ and various child development theories.
  • Become familiar with the stages of child development and how every child develops at their own pace.

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