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TA Course

Teaching Assistant Training including 1:1 & SEND Support

Importance of Teaching Assistants

There are approximately 281,094 full-time Teaching Assistants working in schools across the UK. Teaching Assistants play a key role in helping to educate pupils in both primary and secondary schools.  A Teacher is tasked with the responsibility of imparting knowledge and ensuring that pupils learn various subjects in a secure teaching environment. This responsibility covers a wide scope of tasks and sometimes, the Teacher is unable to oversee every single task themselves. This is where Teaching Assistants come in. They play a key role in supporting the Teacher to ensure that the pupils get the maximum benefit from the learning activities that the Teacher plans and carries out for them.

About our training

Our Teaching Assistant Training including 1:1 and SEND Support course is one of the most in-depth and practical courses within the education sector, it’s become a gateway for candidates to developing insights into every element of being a Teaching Assistant. The course aims to provide candidates with the confidence to navigate school environments and meet the expectations of all stakeholders, you can read some success stories here.

The course is led by Peter O’Brien, a highly recognised education professional with 30 years’ experience within teaching, school leadership and strategic development, you can learn about Peter here.

Course benefits

The course will help candidates to develop key personal skills, as well as learn the most up to date teaching and learning strategies, that will enable them to work in any mainstream school and with any ability of child.

The course will also give the candidates the capacity to adapt their support and knowledge to work with the whole class, group or individual children.

Depending on location and number of course attendees, the courses may be held in one of our branches or online, this will be confirmed in advance of your booking.

Teaching Assistant Training including 1:1 and SEND Support includes:

• Understanding the role of the Teaching Assistant
• How to build good working relationships with all stakeholders
• How to provide One to One support for Pupils
• Understand the strategies involved in working with such pupils
• How to support SEND Pupils in the classroom
• How to work with Teachers/ Parents/ Pupils aligned to the EHCP
• Ongoing assessment of candidates during the course

This training will equip you with:

• Key personal skills
• Up-to-date teaching and learning strategies
• The ability to work in any mainstream school with children of varying abilities
• Adaptability to provide support at class, group, or individual level

How to book

The Teaching Assistant Training including 1:1 and SEND Support course provides the opportunity for candidates to work full time in schools. If a candidate is successful in being taken on by a school after impressing in their initial work then the candidate can be expected to work 39 weeks of the year with 13 weeks paid holiday.

Sound interesting? If you would like to view our Teaching Assistant Course timetable and book a place on one of the courses contact your local Branch/Consultant or email careers@operam-education.co.uk. Courses are subsidised by Operam Education Group, reducing the cost of the course for candidates, an online training costs £10, in person training costs £15 including lunch. Payment should be made in advance of the course you can find payment details here.

Pete O’Brien Education Manager

Course Success Stories

Teaching Assistant Testimonials

Teaching Assistant Workforce