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Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant Course (CPD)

Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant Course (CPD)




As a teaching assistant you are responsible for carrying out practical and administrative tasks, and you are required to work under the direction of the class teacher in the supervision and support of pupils’ learning. In doing this you are helping to make more time available for the teacher to teach on a daily basis.

Classroom 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.

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

  • supporting the teacher
  • supporting the pupil
  • supporting the curriculum
  • supporting the school

Who is it for?

This course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a teaching assistant and to add SEN to current qualifications.

Units Covered

Unit 1 – SEN Theory

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. The certification fee upon completion is £25.00 and the qualification is delivered via The Learning College.


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the Teaching Assistant SEN 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 New Focus College. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement from TLC 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, 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 along with ‘Podcast’ lessons in order to be guided through your course content. The podcast lessons enable you to watch your tutor and hear your tutor as you complete each unit. 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


Our Teaching Assistant SEN Course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about becoming a Teaching 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

Certification Fee

All courses are subject to a certification fee upon successful completion.


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