Teaching Assistant


course fee



12 - 16 weeks


Distance learning


Written Assignment.

result & Certificate

10 - 15 days

minimum age


Are you seeking a career change that is dynamic and inspiring, something that can give you the opportunity to make a difference?  Are you looking for the opportunity to captivate and motivate some of the most interesting minds you will ever meet?  If the answer to these questions is yes, then a career in teaching may be the right solution for you.

A job as a Teaching Assistant offers conducive incentives which consist of great holiday breaks in-line with school terms. The role will give you the opportunity to be a constant support system to others in schools with prospects of being involved in your local community.

The aim of the course is to allow learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools. In the understanding of this, learners will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively through self-direction. The course prepares learners in the delivery of the curriculum through the perspective of the class teacher. The course seeks to further develop the learner’s professional and technical skills and knowledge of the importance of positive relationships within a school.

All learners on this course will be appointed to a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance throughout the completion of the course and such tutor will be contactable via email and phone. Learners are required to accumulate a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their learning against each of the assessment criteria of the course. Portfolios are assessed by the tutor.

Key Benefits:

  • Career Professional Development (CPD) - this career path is an ever growing opportunity for development with a vast range of opportunities for growth and job security.
  • Flexibility - for those of you who have a very busy family life, work schedules often match those of children, potentially reducing childcare costs.
  • Salary – depending on the level of experience, qualification and which part of the country you currently reside; Teaching Assistants can typically earn up to £19,000 pa.
  • For those who wish to progress, the Higher Level 4 Teaching Assistant(HLTA) has potential earning of up to £29, 000 pa.

Overview: The Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification can be taken by candidates not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training/induction for those who are new to post.

Awarding Body: NCFE / TQUK

 Course Content:

  • Understand child and young person development.
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
  • Schools as organisations.

Course Progression: Upon completion of this course, you will be suitably equipped to progress to level 5 Diploma in Education and Training.

Entry Requirement: You need to be 16 years and over, have a good level of spoken and written English and an interest in supporting pupils in schools and motivate their learning. This course is available to learners from a range of different backgrounds. If you do not hold any previous qualifications you are still able to join this course.

Placement: We provide guaranteed work placement leading to employment in the Schools. Our associate schools are based in Greater London. Learners must be prepared and able to travel to our London based schools.


Course Booking

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You have 2 payment options.

  • Pay in instalments £300 deposit and £150 x 2 monthly instalments

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Course's General questions

If you are looking to enrol, you can get the details of our next course start date by going through our booking system. To enrol by telephone please call the ACPD booking line on 0208 980 2934. For those who are interested in enrolling in the course and are based outside London region we offer distance learning programs. Once you are enrolled we will email you all your course materials that you need. You will also get access to our E learning portal and support from our dedicated and experienced tutor via email and telephone.


Unlike distance learning course we provide a centre base learning structure very similar to an institution for learning. Therefore, we have a time period of in class attendance; this consists of 3 weeks with our tutors. Then you will have 8 weeks to complete all assessments for your deadline date. We believe this structure of learning will help motivate our learners to complete their course within 3 months. For distance learning the learners will have 12 weeks to complete all assessments.


All our courses are structured to be learner friendly. Therefore, you will find that our course materials to be concise and simple to understand. If you would like any further information on this matter please do not hesitate to contact one of our course advisers who are here to help you with any concerns you may have.


As an estimate all our course structures involves assessment and portfolios which mean that our learners will not be seating for examination.


With distance learning you can download all the supporting documents through our online portal. Throughout the duration of your course you will be supported by your tutor who will make it priority to understand the individual needs of the learners. During the time of your independent studies you are able to contact the course tutor via email or phone for any support that you may need for your assessment or portfolios.


As well as materials provided for your course, we believe that your local libraries and internet hold limitless information that you can use for resources to support the completion of your modules.


No, you are not required to have any previous qualifications to complete the Teaching Assistant course.


Yes, if you would prefer to complete your payment trough instalment we have this facility in place. An affordable payment plan that is spread out so learners are comfortable. Once you decided to enrol with us you simply pay the first deposit and this will be followed on with a structured repayment plan. The total repayment plan is no more than the price of the course thus APR = 0%.

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