Want to Become a Teaching Assistant?

Whether you’re just thinking about it, are presently working as a classroom helper, or already have experience and want to progress, we have the course for you. Best of all, they can be studied flexibly around your lifestyle, childcare and family commitments, from anywhere with an internet connection. No need to commute or pay out for ‘digs!’

Becoming a Teaching Assistant (TA) is a fantastic way to get onto the education ‘career ladder’, and with the right mix of experience and training a TA role could set you up to ultimately gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Training to become a Teaching Assistant does not need to be difficult and qualification doesn’t need to take years to achieve. Cambridge Open College has wide experience in the sector and has been instrumental in helping people from all walks of life achieve that dream job. It’s much easier and quicker than you think.

We have several suitable courses for you to choose from, depending your current stage of development.

If you’re maybe just thinking about becoming a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), you could consider an appropriate course endorsed by Focus Awards under their FQP (Focus on Quality Provision) Scheme:


If you’ve already made your mind up to become a TA, you could start with a Level 3 Award Course (on the RQF – Regulated Qualification Framework), which doesn’t require you to undertake a school placement:


If you have a school placement lined up, or would prefer to gain classroom experience at an early stage, the Level 3 Certificate Course might be more appropriate:


Anyone already working as a TA who needs some CPD (Continuing Professional Development) or wants to broaden their experience and knowledge to help children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), will love the SEN Teaching Assistant Course:


Perhaps you already have experience as a TA and now want to progress to the more prestigious and rewarding HLTA Status, in which case you might consider the following RQF qualification:


Whichever direction you want your career to take you, we have the training and qualification solutions to help you get there. Set yourself up for success today – click any of the above links to enrol now.

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