Teaching assistants: Support in action (Wales)
Teaching assistants: Support in action (Wales)

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Teaching assistants: Support in action (Wales)

Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit, you should:

  • be able to discuss how the UK’s teaching assistant workforce came into being

  • be developing your understanding that teaching assistants are part of a wider assistant workforce in the public services of health, social services and education

  • have insights into the diverse roles and distinctive contributions of teaching assistants across the UK

  • be able to identify some of the skills that teaching assistants use to provide effective support and that contribute to productive teamwork

  • be reflecting on the value of the work of teaching assistants and on the support skills involved, and thinking about your future role.


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*Eligibility rules apply for financial support.