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Overview
 

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

If you've always wanted to be involved in the classroom, helping children to understand how to communicate and interpret this world we've built for them, and have a passion to help those who are less or more able than the majority (gifted or talented children need help too), here's your chance to set out on a highly-rewarding and fulfilling new career.

MATERIALS
 

One of the key benefits of studying with My Distance Learning College is that, unlike other distance learning providers, we deliver the entire package of learning materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the study pack, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers fragments the learning process and actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension.

REQUIREMENTS
 

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme
 

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!
 

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 –

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your study pack will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

1. What Are Special Education Needs (SEN)?

a. The SEN code of practice 2001.

b. Signs that tell a child may have SEN.

c. What qualities are needed to be a SEN teaching assistant?

d. What skills are needed to be a SEN teaching assistant?

2. Theory of Special Needs

a. History of special needs education.

b. The inclusive approach to special needs education.

3.The Big Picture of Special Educational Needs Provision

a. Government policy.

b. Legislation.

c. Codes of practice and other guidance.

d. Of stede. SEN reforms planned for 2014.

4. SEN Provision in your school

a. School Policy.

b. School Practice.

c. The role of the SENCO.

5.Observation, testing and assessment

a. Identifying pupils with SEN.

b. P Scales.

c. State mending – what does it involve?

d.Staffing and resourcing.

6. SEN Provision in Your School

a. School policy.

b. School practice.

c. The role of the SENCO.

7. Observation, Testing, and Assessment

a. Identifying pupils with SEN.

b. P scales.

c. Pivots.

d. State mending - what does it involve?

e. Staffing and resourcing.

8. Supporting Dyslexia and Literacy

a. What is dyslexia.

b. Signs that tell you a child may have dyslexiac.

c. Supporting children with dyslexia.

9. Aiding Speech and Language Difficulties

a. Types of speech and language difficulties.

b. Signs that tell you a child may have speech and language difficulties.

c. Supporting children with speech and language difficulties.

10. Managing Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties

a. What are behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties?

b. Signs that tell you a child may have behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties.

c.Supporting children with behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties.

d. Examples of behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties.

11. Supporting Autism and Asperger Syndrome?

a. What are autism and asperger syndrome?

b. Signs that tell you a child may have ASD.

c. Home based approaches and interventions.

d. Supporting children with ASD in schools.

12. ADHD

a. Signs that tell you a child may have ADHD.

b. Supporting children with ADHD at home at school.

13. Teaching Talented and Gifted Children?

a. How to identify talents and gifted children.

b. Signs that tell you a child may be talented and gifted.

c. Supporting talented and gifted children.

14. Supporting Blindness and Visual Impairment

a. What are blindness and visual impairment?

b. Signs that tell you a child may have vision problems.

c. Supporting blind and visually impaired children in schools.

15. Physical Impairment and Cerebral Palsy

a. What is physical impairment?

b. What is cerebral palsy?

c. What is dyspraxia?

d. Signs that tell you a child may have physical difficulties.

e. Supporting physically impaired children in schools.

16. Deafness and Hearing Impairment?

a. What is deafness?

b. Signs that tell you a child may have hearing problems.

c. Hearing aids and other technologies.

d. Communication approaches.

e. Supporting deaf children in schools.

17. Intellectual Difficulties

a. What are intellectual disabilities?

b. Signs that tell you a child may have an intellectual disability.

c. Supporting children with intellectual disabilities.

18. Dyscalculia and Numeracy

a. What is dyscalculia?

b. Signs that tell you a child may have dyscalculia.

c. Supporting children with dyscalculia.

19. Using Technology

a. Using technology effectively.

b. Types of technology – hardware.

c. Types of technology – software.

20. The Different Ages of the Child

a. Early years education.

b. Primary school.

c. Secondary school.

21. Providing Support at Home and Choosing the Right School

a. Providing support at home.

b. Mainstream or special school?

22. Finding a Job in SEN

a. Gaining experience.

b. Applying for a job.

c. Who to approach.

d. What to include in your letter.

Preparing for an interview

When you have successfully completed your studies you will receive a certificate of achievement from Focus Awards.

This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from MyDistance Learning College.

Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Who is this for?
 

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The learning materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style. In addition to the comprehensive learning materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.

What will I cover?
 

Your studies will cover the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration and research to carry out so that you can gauge how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples to help you but personal research is a prerequisite, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is it accredited?
 

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme.

Although the learning materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass, Fail or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on the improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on a reworking. A certificate of achievement will be issued by Focus Awards on successful completion of all the assignments.

Is this a nationally recognised qualification?
 

No, this is a non-regulated qualification which has been endorsed by Focus Awards under their FQP scheme

What will my studies prepare me for?
 

The learning materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

How do I send in my work?
 

You email your assignments one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.

If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
 

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

What do I receive once I enrol?
 

We will send you ALL the learning materials. This consists of a folder and Study Guide, plus a package of bonus materials and items to enhance your learning experience.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
 

Your studies should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if your tutor supports your request. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, you can complete your studies in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?
 

Although a word count is not given for the tutor marked assignments, it is important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with your materials. Many students start slowly at first, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

Can I cancel if I do not think this is right for me?
 

Yes, you can return your materials within 7 days in accordance with the terms and conditions on our web site: www.mydistance-learning-college.com.

Do I need a computer to complete my studies?
 

Yes, you will need access to email and the internet to submit assignments and do research. Most students also find word-processing their assignments is much more convenient than writing by hand.

Are the learning materials paper-based or online?
 

If you select the hardcopy option above, your materials are paper-based and come in a sturdy folder. Alternatively, start your studies immediately and save £££’s by studying exclusively online, with full access to your learning materials and tutor support, studying has never been easier!

Why did you decide to become a SEN teaching assistant?

I had worked as a Teaching Assistant in the local primary school for many years. There was a child that began in our school with special needs, he had learning difficulties. It became apparent he was going to need one to one care and support as his parents did not want to take him from mainstream school. I then asked the Head teacher if I could be put through a programme specific to those children with special needs so I could give the one to one support that the young boy needed. I also knew I could work with other children considered to have a learning difficulty.

What activities to SEN Teaching Assistants on a daily basis?

SEN Teaching Assistants still have similar roles to a Teaching Assistant in preparing learning materials for lessons, encouraging and supporting children. More specifically to SEN they would have to carry out the child’s care plan and encourage the child to communicate and engage with others. Physical needs may also have to be supported.

What qualifications do I need to become an SEN Teaching Assistant?

Generally, there are no required qualifications needed to become an SEN Teaching Assistant as it comes down to what LEA’s are looking for. It is suggested however that a qualification is taken such as Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Courses and programmes can be taken when in employment to ensure that you are able to work with children specifically with Special Educational Needs.

What can I expect to earn as a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant?

Salaries for full time - £12,000 - £17,000

Teaching Assistants usually are paid for term time only (known as pro-rata).

Level 3 SEN Teaching Assistant

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Overview
 

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

If you've always wanted to be involved in the classroom, helping children to understand how to communicate and interpret this world we've built for them, and have a passion to help those who are less or more able than the majority (gifted or talented children need help too), here's your chance to set out on a highly-rewarding and fulfilling new career.

MATERIALS
 

One of the key benefits of studying with My Distance Learning College is that, unlike other distance learning providers, we deliver the entire package of learning materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the study pack, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers fragments the learning process and actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension.

REQUIREMENTS
 

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme
 

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!
 

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 –

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your study pack will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

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