L2 Teaching Assistant with Understanding Autism & Distressed Behaviour in Children! – Burnley


Course Eligibility

  • Candidates need to be 19 or older as of 31st August 2023
  • Must live in Lancashire and be able to travel to Burnley
  • Resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years
  • Must be unemployed or earning less than £20,319 PA
  • Can be in receipt of benefits or not (UC/JSA OR ESA) 

Course Description

Interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant? Looking for a job interview at the end? You’re at the right place!

This is a classroom based course in Burnley, where you will study Support Work in School, this Level 2 qualification will provide an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that may be required for employment.

On competition of your L2 Support work in Schools we are also offering a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism PLUS Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Distressed Behaviour in Children.

You will study one day a week from either Monday 15th April or Wednesday 17th April, for a duration of 9 weeks. 

At week 3 of training employers will be attending the course to introduce themselves and set up Job Interviews!

Successful completion of your SWIS course will gain you the following qualifications:

  • Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
  • NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills
  • CPD Accredited SEND

Units Covered:

  • Unit 1 Child And Young Person Development
  • Unit 2 Safeguarding The Welfare Of Children & Young People
  • Unit 3 Communication & Professional Relationships With Children, Young People & Adults
  • Unit 4 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion In Work & Children And Young People
  • Unit 5 Schools As Organisation 

Autism Contents Covered:

  • Common traits & Diagnosis of Autism spectrum
  • Sources of information, support, legislation and guidance relevant to Autism spectrum
  • Living with Autism spectrum conditions
  • Best practise with living with Autism spectrum conditions

Distressed Behaviours in Children Contents Covered:

  • Awareness of distressed behaviour in children
  • Principles of intervention when working with children who display distressing behaviours
  • Distressed behaviours and mental health in children
  • Distressed behaviour, sensory processing conditions and Autism spectrum conditions in children
  • Legislation and guidance for an individual providing support for children displaying distressing behaviours

Course Delivery:

Course Start Dates Available: 

  • Monday 15th April 2024 (Every Monday for 9 weeks)
  • Wednesday 17th April 2024 (Every Wednesday for 9 weeks)

Course Duration: 9 Weeks – Weekdays only (dependant on which start date you choose) – 9.30am – 3.30pm 

Course Location: Burnley – BB10 3BN (Full address details will be provided upon successful application)

Once you have applied, the course provider will contact you and you can decide which day of the week suits you best!

Course Overview

Course Start Date:
Start Time:
09:30 AM
End Time:
03:30 PM
Course Duration:
9 Weeks
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Registration has passed – if you cannot find a course currently, feel free to contact us

Course Location:
BB10 3BN
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Course Tags:
Classroom, Teaching Assistant, Jobs, Burnley, SWIS, Autism,

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