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Student Profile


This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice teaching / classroom assistant roles.




The aims of the course are to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills appropriate to the conduct of a classroom support role, and to participation in a wide range of classroom support activities.




The course has nine elements and students must complete four mandatory elements plus three optional elements


Study Method


The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.  You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. 




Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  There is no external examination required.


Course Duration


Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.


Course Accreditation


At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.



Pack/Course Contents


Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:



Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course

Self-assessment activities


Tutor support

Assignment marking & feedback



Price and Payment Methods


Please refer to current price list




 Course Structure




1 Supporting the Teacher

Element 1. The learning environment

Element 2. Pupil behaviour

Element 3. Observing and recording

2 Supporting the Pupil

Element 1. Care and support

Element 2. Health and hygiene

Element 3. Child protection

3 Supporting the Curriculum

Element 1. The National Curriculum

Element 2. Planning, evaluating and assisting

Element 3. pupils during all learning activities

4 Supporting the School

Element 1. Legal requirements

Element 2. School organisation

Element 3. Policies and procedures


OPTIONAL UNITS (Students choose 3)


5 Supporting ICT in the Classroom

Element 1. Preparation and Maintenance of ICT Equipment

Element 2. Supporting the Use of ICT Equipment

Element 3. Keeping Pupil Records

6 Supporting Pupils with Special Education Needs

Element 1. Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

Element 2. Support for Learners

7 Supporting Literacy Development



Element 1. Supporting the Development of Reading Skills

Element 2. Supporting the Development of Writing Skills

Element 3. Supporting the Development of Speaking and Listening Skills

8 Supporting Numeracy Development



Element 1. Supporting the Development of Number Skills

Element 2. Supporting the Development of Problem Solving and Data Handling Skills

Element 3. Supporting the Understanding of Measures, Shape and Space

9 Working with Others

Element 1. Working in Teams

Element 2. Working with Colleagues

Element 3. Working with other Professionals and Parents


Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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Enrol by phone: call 0845 65 22 187 quote course code 184

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