The SEN Teaching Assistant course is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and credentials to become successful SEN teaching assistants, supporting the learning and development of children and young people with special educational needs.
Pupils with SEN have a harder time developing mentally, socially and emotionally, which is why SEN teaching assistants play an important role in helping them to reach their full potential. This course will equip you with in-demand skills required to assist pupils with learning difficulties, taking you through fundamental teaching methodologies.
You will learn how to provide learning support that is tailored to each individual’s needs, deepening your knowledge of the obstacles to learning associated with each disorder. This course includes case studies and practical exercises to give you knowledge that can be applied in a real-world context, preparing you for a rewarding future in the teaching industry.
Who should take the course
This comprehensive training course applies to aspiring SEN teaching assistants and those who work in the teaching industry who wish to gain a better understanding of SEN teaching. Professions in this field include:
- SEN Teaching Assistant
- SEN Tutor
- Learning Support Assistant
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
In module one, we will learn about the different types of special educational needs and gain a better understanding of the role of an SEN teacher. It also includes an overview of the effects of SEN on learning development.
In module two, we will explore the ways in which teaching assistants can provide SEN support, taking a look at the benefits of SEN teaching and its importance in childhood development.
In module three, we will take an in-depth look at techniques and strategies for incorporating quality SEN learning support in the classroom environment, exploring the SEN code of practice.
In module four, we will be introduced to some common SEN teaching methodologies and approaches, developing the skills to communicate effectively with SEN pupils.
In module five, we will explore communication and interaction between pupils and SEN teaching assistants, developing our interpersonal skills along the way. We will also focus on how to provide learning su[por that is tailored to each individual’s needs.
In module six, we will gain a better understanding of cognition and learning difficulties, with examples. It covers the requirements fo children with specific learning needs.
In module seven, we will explore some common social, emotional and mental health difficulties, taking a look at their causes, development and treatment.
In module eight, we will take a look at the various sensory and physical needs of children with special educational needs, as well as the impact of sensory and physical impairment on learning.