Working as a Teaching Assistant - Free online taster

Ref: C2423795

Students will begin to explore how skills, knowledge and experience can impact on teaching and learning in the school environment. Students will consider professional conduct and the requirements held by schools to become a teaching assistant or volunteer.

Additional information about this course

This online taster is free to London residents who may be considering working towards becoming a Teaching Assistant. Attendance on this taster will lead onto the Level 1 and 2 Teaching Assistant courses due to start in September 2022. Please do enrol early as places on this taster will fill very quickly. To book a place on this free taster please call the course booking team on 0300 303 3464 and quote the reference C2423795. I

Course aim

To recognise the skills and qualities needed to work as a teaching assistant

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the skills and qualities required to effectively support teaching and learning
  • Identify school’s requirements and procedures for becoming a teaching assistant or volunteer
  • Identify next steps on the schools and parenting Pathway

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- Nothing else is needed - A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - Tutors will suggest sources of additional information where relevant

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Working as a Teaching Assistant - Free online taster


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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