Adult Skills and Community Learning

Teaching Assistant courses

These courses are for people who're considering a career working in a school environment with children or in a college with adults. There's a clear progression through the levels from introductory through to level 3 diploma. Learners will start at the level appropriate for them.

Introduction to Working with Children

These short course are designed as a first step for people who're considering a career working with children in an early years setting or school. They are ideal for people who are not yet ready to commit to a full qualification or need to decide whether a career in the industry might be for them.

Courses Leading to Qualifications

Qualifications at levels 2 and 3 are designed for people wanting to or who are already working in a position that supports learning in schools, colleges or in the community.

Supporting learning either in schools, colleges, universities or in the community is not just about working in the classroom. The traditional role of a teaching assistant has become increasingly varied and now there are many different positions and jobs available in an education setting.

Perhaps you would like to work alongside a teacher in a primary or secondary school. You might wish to support a child or young person who has learning difficulties who attends a mainstream setting. You might have considered working in a school in an administrative, technical or other support role rather than directly supporting children in the classroom.


If any of these areas appeal to you then these are the qualifications you need to consider taking. They are designed to provide all support workers in education environments with the skills and knowledge that everyone who works in the sector is expected to have.

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