Education Support Specialist


Have you been looking for a way into the education support field? This 3-course bundle is the perfect way to start. Earn 3 nationally recognised qualifications from one place, home!

Education Support Specialist

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About This Course

Are you ready to take your career in education support to the next level? Our Education Support Specialist bundle combines three comprehensive courses to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications you need to excel as a higher-level teaching assistant or SEND support assistant.

Whether you’re already working in education or aspiring to do so, this bundle will empower you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of your students.

You can complete these courses at your own pace, from the comfort of home, and with the flexibility to fit your studies around your existing commitments. This bundle is designed to enhance your understanding of teaching assistance, special educational needs, and advanced teaching support, opening doors to exciting career opportunities.

This bundle includes:

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5
  • Special Educational Needs Diploma Level 3

Course Benefits

This Education Support Specialist bundle comprises three distinct courses, each focusing on critical aspects of educational support. By enrolling on this bundle, you will:

  • Develop a strong foundation in teaching assistance, including communication, child development, and promoting positive behaviour.
  • Expand your expertise in supporting students with special educational needs, addressing speech, language, communication issues, and behavioural challenges.
  • Advance your career opportunities by mastering the role of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), including covering for teachers during absence and providing one-on-one support to pupils with complex needs.

Course Units

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4

Unit 1: Communication and Positive Relationships

Unit 2: Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment of Students

Unit 3: Child Development Stages

Unit 4: Personal Professional Development

Unit 5: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Advanced Level 5

Unit 1: Communication and Positive Relationships

Unit 2: Supporting Teachers in their Absence

Unit 3: Focused Classroom Teaching

Unit 4: Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Unit 5: Challenging Behaviour, Communication, and Complaints

Unit 6: Supporting Child Development

Unit 7: Being a Reflective Teacher

Unit 8: Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Children and Young People

Unit 9: Developing Planning and Assessments to Meet Individual Needs

Unit 10: Supporting Individuals with Autism with Communication and Social Interaction

Special Educational Needs Diploma Level 3

Unit 1: Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Children and Young People

Unit 2: Supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs to Reach their Potential

Unit 3: Working with Illnesses and Disabilities in Children and Young People

Unit 4: Working with Additional Speech, Language, and Communication Needs

Unit 5: Working with Social, Emotional, and Behavioural Challenges

Unit 6: Developing Planning and Assessments to Meet Individual Needs


Our Education Support Specialist bundle is designed for flexible and accessible learning. Assessment for each course within the bundle is based on written assignments that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding. There are no external examinations, and you have the freedom to complete these assignments at your own pace. You can start your online courses whenever you’re ready, making it ideal for those balancing work and study commitments.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or specific qualifications are required to enrol in this Education Support Specialist bundle. Whether you’re new to the field of educational support or seeking to enhance your existing skills, our courses are accessible to learners at all levels.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of each course within the bundle, you will receive certification from respected awarding bodies, including Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and the National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ). These endorsements ensure that the courses meet high-quality standards and provide you with credentials recognised in the education support sector.


When you sign up for our Education Support Specialist bundle, you’ll have immediate access to a detailed study guide, as well as one-to-one support from one of our industry-specialist tutors.

You can reach out to our student support team at any time with questions or issues you encounter throughout your course. We’re committed to making sure you enjoy learning with us, and complete your courses feeling prepared to take on the world. We’re here to help you every step of the journey, and we’re just a click away!

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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