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The Development of Professional Learning Support Educators I

Course Duration:  On Request

This module helps to develop the intra- and inter-personal skills educators need to work with children with diverse needs.

A Learning Support Educator needs to be conversant and friendly since conversation plays a vital role in the student’s academic success. Furthermore, assertiveness and emotional intelligence play a key role when it comes to controlling the student's impulsiveness and mood swings. Additionally, the LSE needs to be self-reflective. Otherwise, certain situations may negatively impact his/her mental wellbeing. Lastly, teamwork skills are essential when collaborating with other professionals for the child's benefit.


  1. Communication Theories

  2. Communication Dynamics

  3. Emotional Intelligence

  4. Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

  5. Teamwork skills

  6. Developing the skills required to assist children with special needs

Overall Competences

During this module, our students will:

  1. Understand the importance of building working relations with the students, their parents/relatives/guardians as well as other professionals.

  2. Learn how to use coaching skills effectively.

  3.  Learn how to collaborate with other professionals to provide a holistic learning experience.

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