Teaching Assistant Training Programme

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A comprehensive TA Training Programme, delivered with full consideration to the TA Standards (2016), to fully equip TAs with the knowledge, understanding and practical strategies to support wide range of SEND.


Why should I attend?

  • I want to develop my knowledge and understanding of a range of SEND.
  • I want to develop practical strategies to support a diverse range of SEND learners.


What will the course cover?

Over 12 sessions, the course will cover the requirements of the Teaching Assistant Standards (2016).  Participants will complete a Professional Learning Portfolio to record evidence of practice against the Standards. They are expected to maintain at least 95% attendance to complete the course.


Taught sessions will cover the following areas of SEND:

  • Relationships and Behaviour
  • SEMH
  • ACES and Trauma
  • Supporting Learning
  • SLCN
  • Neurodiversity
  • Complex Needs
  • Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Enabling Environments
  • Setting the Stage for Engagement
  • Monitoring and Assessing Progress
  • Physical and Sensory Needs
  • Working with Families and Community Participation


Who should attend?

Teaching Assistant

Learning Support Assistant



BDSIP Members – £250 per participant 

Non BDSIP members – £350 per participant 

CPD Package – no charge

Schools outside of LBBD - £400 per participant


There is a complementary training programme for SENCOs, delivered by nasen, which is designed to support colleagues to maximise the impact of the TA Training Programme in their settings.   Booking is through the BDSIP website.


Booking confirmation including access information and important pre-course information will be sent to you upon booking.

Please check your junk inbox if you do not receive your booking confirmation and ensure you mark the sender as safe to enable you to receive any further pre-course information or changes.


Contact information

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Lee Boyce or Rebecca Mawson

 at Lee.Boyce@bdsip.co.uk or Rebecca.Mawson@bdsip.co.uk


For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact CPDEvents@bdsip.co.uk

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How we can help your school


If you have any questions, or would like to discuss our services and how we can help you, please get in touch by completing the enquiry form below.
Alternatively, feel free to give us a call on 020 8227 2636.