Level 3 introductory course

This is the course is perfect to get you introduced to how schools work. You don’t need any previous experience to join this government recognised award so you can enrol today and get started straight away!

This short Level 3 Teaching Assistant course is designed as an easy introduction to working in a school


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 3 Teaching Assistant course is the official government Level 3 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 3 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 3 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 is a knowledge based qualification that 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 Teaching Assistant.

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Helping you with a career in teaching

We have a wealth of experience in training Teaching Assistants via distance learning and our home study courses meet the highest industry standards. We are accredited by CACHE to deliver fully recognised RQF qualifications so you can be sure this Award will enable you to understand how to work in all schools.

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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.

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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.

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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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NUS Membership

NUS Membership

Our students can join the National Union of Students, get your NUS-extra card and save throughout the year.


from £41.67/month

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