Fully regulated by OFQUAL

All our CACHE home study Teaching Assistant courses are fully regulated by OFQUAL and provide exactly the same qualifications as your local college.

Nurturing achievement

This guidance is for you if you are considering taking a qualification to:

  • Prepare for working in a school
  • Enhance skills and knowledge relevant to your current role in school
  • Develop knowledge and understanding to prepare for a new role

Qualifications & Credit Framework

If you are looking to enrol on a Teaching Assistant course, you’ve probably seen many different courses for what is essentially the same qualification. It’s very confusing so hopefully the following information will help you. The old NVQ qualifications have now been replaced by what is now known as the RQF framework and this is the official government qualification for Teaching Assistants. RQF is jointly regulated by the England’s regulator Ofqual, Wales DCELLS and Northern Ireland’s CCEA.

Common RQF Questions

Want to find out more?

If you are already working in a school, your line manager or CPD leader should be able to help you decide on the qualification most suitable for you. Guidance for school leaders on support staff qualifications is available by calling our student support team on 0345 012 0098.

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