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Teaching Assistant QLS Level 2 and Understanding Autism QLS Level 3

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Develop your understanding of the role of a teaching assistant and how you can support pupils with autism with this Teaching Assistant QLS Level 2 and Understanding Autism QLS Level 3 course!

  • This course is a great addition to your CV which will help you to progress your career in education.
  • Study relevant topics such as how to support teaching and learning activities in a school environment and how you can support students with autism.
  • Study this bundle course at your own pace from home.

Course overview

This Teaching Assistant QLS Level 2 and Understanding Autism 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 and young people with autism. It is ideal for anyone considering a career as a teaching assistant who wants to understand more about the role, or someone currently working in education 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 support the teacher in planning, teaching, and evaluating learning activities; communicating with children and young people to develop positive relationships; and how you can support the safeguarding of children in the school.

The understanding autism section of your course will cover topics such as how you can support individuals with their communication, social interactions, and behaviour; the importance of person-centred values and practice when supporting children and young people with autism; and how you can safeguard individuals with autism.

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Study Hours

Approximately 120 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Teaching Assistant QLS Level 2 and Understanding Autism QLS Level 3 certificate of achievement from the Quality License Scheme.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Teaching Assistant QLS Level 2

Understanding Autism QLS Level 3

Extra info

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone considering a career as a teaching assistant who wants to understand more about the role, or someone currently working in a support role in a school who wishes to expand their existing knowledge.

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course duration

You may start at any time and have two full years to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

This bundle course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course outcome

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive two certificates of achievement in Teaching Assistant QLS Level 2 and Understanding Autism QLS Level 3 from the Quality License Scheme. You will also receive a learner unit summary which will list the components you have completed as part of your course.

Please note: the completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. If you are looking for a course that will lead to a teaching assistant qualification, please consider enrolling on our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning instead.

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality course materials. This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme who endorse high-quality, non-regulated provisions and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

The teaching assistant section of this course has been benchmarked at level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level. The understanding autism section of this course has been benchmarked at level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

The Quality License Scheme’s endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

What next?

If after completing this course, you decide you wish to pursue a career as a teaching assistant, we recommend studying our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning which will lead to you becoming a fully qualified teaching assistant.

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