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Teaching Assistant Courses

The role of a teaching assistant (classroom assistant) is extremely enjoyable and the working hours extremely convenient for many people, particularly those with school age children. But although the ratio of teaching assistants to teachers continues to rise there is a lot of competition to actually get a post.

So if you do not currently have a placement you should find it easier to obtain an interview and indeed get a job if you either have a qualification, or are currently undertaking an accredited teaching assistant course.

On the other hand, if you are already enjoying the job of teaching assistant, accredited training can help you become more effective and secure in your role.

Not only that, there are CPD courses that can add to your foundation training and offer prospects of advancement, greater satisfaction and a welcome increase in income.

Below you will find our courses ordered by popularity, each with a brief description. You can also sort courses alphabetically and by the latest ones added. Be sure to click through to the actual course pages to get the full flavour of these excellent training courses and realise the benefit they will bring you.



Why and When to Use Open Learning Course Open and flexible learning has become Europe's fastest growing training method. It has been used successfully for a wide range of applications with many different types of learners and from an increasingly diverse field. This course is designed to provide definitions and explanations of the main aspects of open learning. full details
Supporting Open Learners Course Supporting Open Learners provides an introduction to the main methods and issues in support systems for open learning. It aims to give a broad view of support. full details
Improving Learning Skills Course Studying is an active process. Open learning materials enable adult learners to take responsibility for their own learning. This course has been prepared as an open learning resource for people who wish to undertake a learning programme, which involves them preparing for a period of studying. It is designed either to form part of any course ... full details
Bullying Course This course looks at bullying in schools and outlines ways that schools can support victims of bullying and help reduce levels of bullying. A series of Reflection on Practice exercises gets you to reflect on your own school and your own practice and looks at how procedures and interventions to do with bullying could be improved. The resources are up to ... full details
Middle Years Award in Positive Parenting Course This is a bespoke course that has been designed to promote an understanding of 6-12year olds and their specific needs. It is unique in its endeavours as it captures all the elements of child development, psychology and attachments within the psychosocial  development of middle childhood and offers candidates a greater ... full details
Child Development Advanced Course An understanding of child/young people development is of paramount importance to any person working with or involved with children/young people. Understanding child development forms part of the curriculum for the various qualifications you can study for if you wish to work with children/young people.   The Early Years Foundation ... full details
Autism Awareness - Advanced Course This Level 4 Autism Awareness Advanced course builds on the Level 3 Autism Awareness course. It covers key discoveries and claims in the history of the condition and outlines modern research surrounding the autism spectrum. The course also covers the educational context for autism, including communication and Theory of Mind, and outlines ... full details
General Principles of Teaching Course Not all teaching takes place in schools, although this is the norm, and the typical teaching situation consists of a teacher confronting a class of pupils who are to learn from the teacher. The teacher is seen as a professional worker whose authority and place in society depends on a special role and competence. The teacher is a ... full details
Drama in Education Drama has been with us all since the very beginning: primitive man deals with the circumstances that shape his life by dramatically representing them through storytelling. Dance, folklore, chanting, ritual and self-identification with an animate or inanimate object still form integral parts of some societies: birth, death, work, hunting - all aspects of ... full details
Child Development Course This course examines areas of communication, language, play and social learning, whilst exploring the physical, mental and emotional development of the child. Formulated to cater to the needs and requirements of those engaged, or contemplating careers in child care, nursing or social care. It will also have great appeal to the parent who is ... full details
Playwork Our Playwork course is divided into six units, each of which deals with one or more learning outcomes related to one or more aspects of Play and Playwork. About Playwork Once you have completed the entire Playwork Course you will have achieved all the learning outcomes. By the end of the Playwork course you will be able to: Understand Playwork Principles and... full details
Classroom Behaviour Course This course looks at the area of classroom behaviour and gives practical tips and strategies to use to be successful when working with pupils. A series of Reflection on Practice exercises gets you to reflect on your classroom practice and how it might be adapted. The resources are up to date and relevant and cover areas such as research into ... full details
Teaching English as a Second Language Course The UK has a significant number of visitors and residents whose primary language is not English, resulting in ever-expanding opportunities for teachers of English as a second language. With the growth of English as the international language of business and communication these teachers are now finding themselves stretched to ... full details
£89.99 £67.49
Basic Maths Course This course deals with a number of basic mathematical concepts that will be used during your study and/or work life. When you have worked through this unit you will be able to: Understand the number system and relationships between sizes of objects Appreciate and work with some basic elements in algebra and algebraic manipulation Solve simple and... full details
£339.99 £254.99
Advanced Special Educational Needs (SEN) Course This Special Educational Needs Advanced course is a progression from our Special Educational Needs course. The advanced course delves deeper into the theoretical foundation and prepares students even further to effectively work with children with special educational needs. Students will learn the definitions and key ... full details
£299.99 £224.99
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Course ‘Special Educational Needs’ refers to learning difficulties or disabilities that make learning, communication or behaviour more challenging for a child with these special needs than for others of a similar age. Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) course addresses learning outcomes related to aspects of working with children ... full details
£399.99 £299.99
Higher Level Teaching Assistant Course This Higher Level Teaching Assistant programme of study has been developed to assist those working, or applying for work, in the field of teaching assistance or child care to acquire and develop a level of understanding and appropriate skills that will help them to work effectively in the role of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant ... full details
£319.99 £239.99
Teaching Assistant Course This course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a teaching assistant. Teaching assistants carry out a range of practical and administrative tasks, working under the direction of the class teacher. They aid in the supervision and support of children’s educational and social development. In doing this they are helping to... full details
Autism Awareness Course The Autism Awareness course aims to develop your understanding of the diverse condition of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals. Autism refers to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from mild and often undiagnosed to severe, where it is almost impossible for people ... full details
CACHE Support Work in Schools Course This is a knowledge based qualification; it is suitable for: Students who may not yet be employed within a school All support staff roles in schools, including school administrator, receptionist, library assistant, IT support worker, learning support assistant, teaching assistant, caretaker, lunch-time assistant Those who work ... full details
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Course The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification will enable the leaner to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in schools. The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools ... full details
£369.99 £277.49
CACHE Teaching Assistant Course Level 3 This is a knowledge based qualification course. It is suitable for: Those who may not yet be employed within a school All support staff roles in schools, including school administrator, receptionist, library assistant, IT support worker, learning support assistant, teaching assistant, caretaker, lunch-time assistant ... full details
£639.99 £479.99
Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF Level 3) Diploma Course The NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills. It will allow successful candidates... full details
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£459.99 £344.99
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate (QCF Level 3) Course The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course is aimed at anyone looking to work in supporting teaching and learning in schools, for example as a teaching assistant. The primary function of a teaching assistant is to support the teacher in the classroom to ensure... full details
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