This site requires Javascript for general functionality regarding searches and applying/validation for courses. Please enable Javascript for this purpose. STEP into SEND | Wiltshire College & University Centre Skip to Content



Teaching, Training and Assessing

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



10 weeks


Available at

Course Overview

This 10-week programme is an intensive Level 2 Skills Training & Employment Programme that guarantees an interview with a potential job offer either into a post as a Teaching Assistant, or Teaching Assistant - SEND. The programme is delivered online and you will use both Teams and E-Assessor to record and store your work.

What will I learn?

You will learn about:

Special Educational Needs to include the promotion of inclusion in the provision of learning activities, experiences and education.

Autism Learners will explore the concept of 'Red Flags for Autism' and getting a diagnosis. The unit develops understanding of the impact of ASD on the family and the individual, and what support can be put in place.

Behaviour Management
Supporting Maths and English (including phonics) in a teaching assistant role

You will also cover employability skills to help you be ready for interviews and applying for TA positions. You will cover:
- Creating/updating your CV
- Applying for TA roles online
- Interview skills and techniques
- Planning and preparing for an interview
- Understanding recruitment processes in Education

At the end of the course you will gain:
Level 2 qualification
- Understanding Autism
- Understanding specific learning difficulties
- Child Development

Entry Requirements

This is a fast-paced course so a good level of comprehension will be needed, ideally, with at least 3 GCSE or equivalent. However, we will look at each application sympathetically.

Additional Costs and Information

Free fundable programme for aged 19+ who are in receipt of benefit or on a low wage income and must have lived in the UK for the last three years. You must currently reside in England. Should you need any additional information before applying please do contact us on

You will need to use either a computer or laptop for the course, as mobile devices such as tablets or phones tend not to work sufficiently well.

The course will run for ten weeks over four days per week:
Week 1: Monday 9:30am to 10:30am - Induction
Weeks 1-10: Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 2:30pm (no sessions in half term)
Week 10: Friday 9:30am to 11am - Exit Review

© 2024 All Rights Reserved.

Web Design by Bluestorm

  • Search Courses
  • Search Website