SEN Teaching Assistant


Overview: SEN Teaching Assistant

More than 1.2 million children, or about 15% of all students in England, have some special educational need, SEN Teaching Assistant is one of the most in-demand professions.  

Becoming a SEN Teaching Assistant is a great option for you if you want to help children with special needs and have a fulfilling career at the same time. In this course, you will explore everything about the exciting world of SEN Teaching and all the responsibilities that come with it. 

This course will give you complete and thorough training and will help kickstart your career as a SEN Teaching Assistant. Learn about SEN Teaching methodologies, the needs of the special child, how to provide SEN support and many more topics.

Highlights of SEN Teaching Assistant

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You will be taught through a combination of –

Sneak peeks from SEN Teaching Assistant

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.

Why study this course

This SEN Teaching Assistant course is ideal for those who would like to become a SEN Teacher and want to help children who have special needs. There are no learning requirements or formal degrees necessary to begin this course, and it can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

Free resource – How to Become A Teaching Assistant? A Beginners’ Guide


The SEN Teaching Assistant course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

Upon successful completion, learners will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become a SEN Teaching Assistant and with a little bit of further training will be abe to become a SEN Teacher. The knowledge and skills you gain from this course will also help you to start a career in any form of teaching.


Yes, you will receive a free Digital Certificate after completing the course. If you want, you can order the Digital Transcript, Hardcopy Certificate & Transcript as well, for which you need to pay an additional fee. 

Yes, employers in the UK recognise the certificate as it’s a CPD-accredited course. Having this certificate will provide you with a competitive advantage in job competitions.

Certainly! You have the flexibility to complete the courses using a mobile phone, as long as you have access to the Internet. 

Course Curriculum

SEN Teaching Assistant
Module 01: Special Education Needs (SEN) An Overview 00:08:00
Module 02: SEN Support 00:12:00
Module 03: High Quality Teaching for Pupils with SEN 00:09:00
Module 04: SEN Teaching Methodologies 00:20:00
Module 05: Communication and Interaction 00:16:00
Module 06: Cognition and Learning 00:20:00
Module 07: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties 00:11:00
Module 08: Sensory or Physical Needs 00:15:00
Module 09: Working in Partnership 00:09:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – SEN Teaching Assistant 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – SEN Teaching Assistant 00:20:00
Assignment – SEN Teaching Assistant 01:10:00

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