Level 2 Teaching Assistant Course

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award

OFQUAL Government Regulated Course – RQF Qualification No. 603/2478/8

This is the perfect course if you are not yet working in a school and want to become a fully qualified Teaching Assistant. You don’t need any previous experience to join this government recognised award so you can enrol today and get started straight away!


This Level 2 teaching assistant course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become a Teaching Assistant.


Teaching Assistants carry out a wide range of practical and administrative tasks under the direction of the class teacher and in the supervision and support of pupils’ learning. In doing so they are helping to make more time available for the teacher to teach.

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.A’s) 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 3 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.


The Ideal Course If You’re Not Yet Working In A School

This Level 2 teaching assistant course can be taken by learners not yet employed in a school. It also provides initial training & induction for those new in the post. It’s suitable for learners aged 16 and above. 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 will be perfect for you if you would like to become a fully qualified Teaching Assistant.

You can verify this course directly on the official government website here:-

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

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Key Information For This Course


Course:  NCFE CACHE Teaching Assistant Level 2 Award

Course Format:  Paper Based Study Materials (12-RQF Credits)

Study Time:        80 Hours of Home Study

Delivery Time:    Next Working Day

Payment Plan:    Spread the Cost Over 6 x Interest Free Payments

Initial Payment:  £62.33

Followed By:        5 x monthly payments of £62.33


This course is regulated by OFQUAL, NCFE CACHE

You do not need any GCSE or A-Levels for this course

What is included?

Start learning whenever you choose

Your course is delivered next working day so you’ll soon be on your way to gaining the advanced skills, knowledge, and training to become an effective Teaching Assistant. Your study is completed by distance learning meaning it is flexible and convenient and you can study where and when you want . The latest 2019 school guidelines with up to date information are included in the course syllabus ensuring you have the best lessons possible. There’s no need to be working in a school for this course. Should you have any questions we will be delighted to help you.

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This NCFE CACHE accredited course is the official government Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification that you need – it is fully recognised & accepted by OFSTED so you will be qualified for working in all OFSTED primary and secondary schools. 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 12 unit credits.

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Why choose Brighter Learning?

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.

No Hidden Costs

No Hidden Costs

The price you see is the price you pay. We don’t introduce any extra charges along the way.

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If you change your mind you get a no quibble refund on any course returned within 15 days.

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Enrol for £35 Deposit

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Choose how you want to pay, you can enrol for just £35 deposit, choose an interest free instalment plan or pay in full.

Unlimited Tutor Support

Unlimited Tutor Support

With this course we also provide unlimited student support to help you with any aspects of learning from home.

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Simple and secure course enrolment that you can start any time of the year. We even offer interest free staggered payments.

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