This course is ideal for anyone already working or volunteering in a school. This Level 2 Certificate course includes practical observations in the classroom and requires students to undertake a minimum of 50 hours work experience within a school.Find out more
There is a huge demand for Teaching Assistants around the country but also many thousands of applicants for these positions. Most Local Education Authorities (L.E.As) will ask new Teaching Assistants to undergo some form of induction training. This helps to ensure they are familiar with the school and are clear about how to support teachers in the vital areas of numeracy, literacy and behaviour. Having this qualification will help you stand out from other applicants. As a Teaching Assistant you will be expected to support the teachers with their daily tasks in the classroom so that they can concentrate on teaching the children.
Your job title could also be a Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. Your specific duties would vary depending on the school and the age of the children, but would typically include:
Preparing the classroom for lessons
Listening to the children read, reading to them or telling them stories
Assisting children who need extra support to complete tasks
Helping the teacher to plan learning activities and complete records
Supervising group activities and displaying work
Looking after children who are upset or after an accident
Playing educational games with the children
Encouraging younger children to learn through play
Helping with outings and sporting events
Carrying out routine administrative tasks
You would also support children with particular individual needs, working one-to-one or in small groups. With experience you may lead some classes.
In some schools you could have a special skill, such as literacy, numeracy, special educational needs or music. Bi-lingual Teaching Assistants are often employed in schools where many of the children’s first language is not English.
Our Level 2 Teaching Assistant course is the official government Level 2 course and Brighter Learning is very proud of the fact that schools around the UK have funded their Teaching Assistant on our courses.
Teaching Assistants work under the direction and supervision of teachers in order to help promote effective learning and teaching. They carry out tasks delegated to them by teachers and refer back to teachers on issues requiring professional expertise. The Teaching Assistant is able to contribute in four main areas:
Supporting the teacher
Supporting the pupil
Supporting the school
Supporting the curriculum
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course, you will be taught the full level 2 syllabus once you are enrolled. You may enrol at anytime of the year.
What can I expect to earn?
London fringe: £16,856–£26,052
Outer London: £18,789–£27,992
Inner London: £19,893–£29,088
Rest of England and Wales: £15,817–£25,016
The figures above are for ‘unqualified teachers’, including T.As, but to get an exact figure you need to contact your local council directly.
You do not need to be in a work placement within a school to complete this course.
This is a fully supported Teaching Assistant: Supporting Teaching + Learning in Schools Level 2 home study course. All the printed course materials have been expertly written in a clear and concise manner to ensure you understand each module and the college staff will be available to help and advise as needed.
If you are serious about becoming a Teaching Assistant we hope that you will agree that this Level 2 course with all the tutor, student, and career support will be the very best way of entering into this rewarding profession.Close
This is a work-based qualification which can be taken by workers or volunteers within a school. You will be observed in the classroom demonstrating a wide range of practical tasks so you will need a school placement for this course. This Teaching Assistant course is fully recognised by all primary and secondary schools, listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and OFQUAL Regulated. Rest assured this qualification is perfect for you if you would like to become a Teaching Assistant
You can verify this course directly on the official government website here:-
You can also enrol by calling 01722 250012
If you are lucky enough to be volunteering or working in a school, you may want to consider this Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course. This course has a mix of practical assessments as well as regular written assignments so we recommend you are in the school 4-6 hours per week. The qualification is fully recognised on the RQF Framework and has 32 credits.
This course will give you the know-how to succeed in today’s modern school environment and help develop the knowledge and understanding needed to support child learning and well-being. We’re proud to offer you our latest Level 2 Teaching Assistant Certificate course that offers an outstanding, student-focused learning experience and gives you the very best possible lessons for becoming a Teaching Assistant.
Over 82% of learners completing RQF Qualifications find placements so take the next step now! This qualification is fully recognised and on the RQF Framework with 32 unit credits.
We know it’s no easy task when deciding which Teaching Assistant course to enrol on. There’s plenty of choices out there which is why we’ve done our utmost to provide you with the best syllabus and course benefits you’re going to find anywhere.
The price you see is the price you pay. We don’t introduce any extra charges along the way.
Our students can join the National Union of Students, get your NUS-extra card and save throughout the year.
If you change your mind you get a no quibble refund on any course returned within 15 days.
Sarah Flynn • Teaching Assistant Level 3
This course will give you the know-how to succeed in today’s modern school environment and help develop the knowledge and understanding needed to support child learning and well-being. It's the very latest Level 3 Teaching Assistant Award course that offers an outstanding, student-focused learning experience and gives you the very best possible lessons for becoming a Teaching Assistant
Shana Cahan • Teaching Assistant Level 3
This CACHE accredited course is the official government Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification that you need – it is fully recognised & accepted by OFSTED. You will be qualified for working in all OFSTED primary and secondary schools throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over 82% of learners completing RQF Qualifications find placements – take the next step now! This qualification is fully recognised, on the RQF Framework and has 12 credits.