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If you enjoy working with children and would like to play a part in their education and wellbeing, a job as a teaching assistant could be ideal for you. Accredited through the Focus Awards Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme, this rewarding course equips students to advance in a consistently growing market.

With a sharp focus on developing the knowledge and skills required to support children and young people in their learning environment, this course is perfect for any enthusiastic person seeking a fulfilling career path.


This course comprises 8 distinct units, which are detailed on the ‘Snapshot’ tab above. These units are tailored to give students competence in the classroom environment, while at the same time providing a comprehensive understanding of the issues and subjects related to the support of children in education.

Core organizational skills, good communication levels with pupils, parents and teaching staff, and understanding all areas of child development are vital elements in the provision of effective childcare.

Other elements covered include awareness of health and safety aspects and knowledge of issues surrounding the safeguarding of children. You will explore how to support learning objectives, including the effective and compassionate treatment of those with special needs and other problems.


There are no set requirements and the course is open to people from all walks of life.

If you are interested in the development and learning of our younger generation and care about the rights of the individual, you are welcome to apply. The course materials are simple to follow and easy to understand. In addition, your tutor will be on hand to support you, and you will receive a comprehensive study guide to help you make the most of your time with us.

You should take note that in order to work in a school environment, or indeed any other organisation that involves access to children, you may be required to undergo a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check.

Unit 1: Child Development

Stages of Development
Physical Development
Intellectual development
Emotional Development
Social Development
Factors which affect growth and development
Key transitions in a child’s life

Unit 2: Safeguarding Children

Child Protection Timeline
The Children Act 1989
The Protection of Children Act 1999
The Children Act 2004
Every Child Matters
Childcare Act 2006
United Nations Convention in the Rights of the Child 1989
Further Legislation
Hidden Harm
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006
Common Assessment Framework
Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Safeguarding Children and Child Protection
Child Protection Plan
Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS)
Emergency Protection Orders
Care and Supervision Orders
Social Policy and Social Exclusion
Child Poverty
Child Protection Issues
Child Abuse
Parental Mental Health

Unit 3: Supporting children and young people’s health and safety

Unit 4: Personal Development

Unit 5: Supporting Learning Activities

Learning Objectives
Communicating with Pupils
Supporting Bilingual / Multilingual Pupils
Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Use of ICT
Supporting Pupils with Specific Needs

Unit 6: Developing and Maintaining Positive Working Relationships

Communication between parents and school
Communicating with Colleagues and other Professionals

Unit 7: Promoting Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Work With Children & Young People


Unit 8: Schools as Organisations

Types of Secondary School
The National Curriculum Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Administrative Tasks

£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £269

£269 – all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £269 (approx)

£89 deposit followed by £89 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

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It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:
  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hours
Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

Teaching Assistant (Level 3)


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