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Teaching Assistant and Special Education Needs QLS Level 3

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Course description

This Special Educational Needs and Teaching Assistant QLS Level 3 course is a knowledge-based course that will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of a teaching assistant as well as how you can support children with special educational needs. It is ideal for anyone considering a career as a teaching assistant who wants to understand more about the role, or someone currently working as a teaching assistant who wishes to expand their existing knowledge. During the teaching assistant section of this bundle course, you will explore topics such as how you can plan learning activities that accommodate different learning styles; how you can support pupils with behavioural difficulties; and the ways in which you can support pupils with different communication and interaction needs. The Special Educational Needs section of your course will cover topics such as how to promote the development of children and young people; how you can support children with chronic illnesses and physical disabilities; and ways you can meet their social, emotional, and behavioural needs. You'll learn how to support children and young people affected by special educational needs through your work in a childcare or education setting.

Course Content

Special Educational Needs SEN Level 3

Unit 1 Working with children with special educational needs

  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Types of discrimination
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Special educational needs (SEN) code of practice
  • The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child
  • The United Nations Convention on persons with disabilities
  • Inclusive practice
  • Working in partnership
  • Adapting practice

Unit 2 Understanding and promoting children's development

  • Pattern and sequence of child development
  • Influences on development
  • Why development may not follow the expected pattern

Unit 3 Speech, language and communication (SLC) difficulties

  • Defining speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Effects and impact of SLC difficulties
  • Adapting communication methods
  • Supporting English as an additional language
  • Supporting speech and language difficulties

Unit 4 Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

  • Psychological needs
  • External triggers
  • Transitions
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • The link between SEN and language difficulties

Unit 5 Chronic illnesses and physical disabilities

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Physical disabilities
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments

Unit 6 Assessment and planning to meet individual needs

  • Identifying individual needs
  • A child-centred approach
  • Assessment frameworks
  • The common assessment framework
Teaching Assistant QLS Level 3

Unit 1 Supporting learning through activities

  • Accommodating different learning styles
  • Independent learning
  • Supporting independent learning
  • Learning activities
  • Primary school activities
  • Secondary school activities
  • Feedback on learning activities

Unit 2 Learning through play

  • Play and development
  • Creating play spaces
  • Involving children in play space creation
  • The importance of the consultation process
  • Supporting a play session
  • Play space legislation
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Risk assessments for play spaces

Unit 3 Developing positive behaviour

  • Modelling appropriate behaviour
  • External factors
  • Supporting behavioural difficulties
  • Rewarding positive behaviour
  • Recognising positive behaviour

Unit 4 Becoming an effective team member

  • Effective communication
  • Applying communication to teams
  • Team working
  • Relationship issues within a team
  • Minimising conflict
  • Coordinating the classroom

Unit 5 Early years curriculum planning

  • Learning and development patterns
  • Intellectual learning and development patterns
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language
  • Differentiation
  • Creating a stimulating work environment

Unit 6 Supporting pupils with particular needs

  • Gifted and talented programmes
  • Delivering a gifted and talented programme
  • Equality of access legislation
  • Providing equality of access
  • Inclusivity
  • Interaction and communication needs
  • Promoting non-verbal communication skills
  • Autism
  • Supporting emotional and social needs
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

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