Teaching Assistant Award

This is the perfect course if don’t yet work in a school and want to become a qualified Teaching Assistant. You don’t need any experience to join this fully accredited course, making it very easy to learn from home and get started today.

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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant

This course is the official NCFE CACHE qualification to become a Teaching Assistant, simple to follow with friendly 1-1 tutor support. Our user-friendly approach allows for rapid course progression enabling you to complete your course as quickly as possible. We have a wealth of experience training Teaching Assistants via online home study and all our courses meet the highest standards.

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You’ll gain the knowledge needed to work in all primary and secondary schools, and once you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to work as a government qualified teaching assistant. This course is fully recognised & accepted by all schools so take the next step now!

Get instant access to your course – no waiting to get started

We take enrolments all year – you can enrol today with no waiting to get started. You also get full access to your own personal tutor who’ll make sure you get qualified as quickly as possible.

This qualification is recognised by all schools

We know it’s no easy task when deciding which Teaching Assistant course to enrol on. There’s plenty of choices out there which is why we’ve done our utmost to provide you with the best syllabus you’re going to find anywhere. There is a huge demand for Teaching Assistants around the country but also many thousands of applicants for these positions. Most schools require new Teaching Assistants to undergo some form of induction training. This helps to ensure they are familiar with the school and are clear about how to support teachers in the vital areas of numeracy, literacy and behaviour.

This NCFE CACHE Accredited course is suitable for anyone looking to take on a Teaching Assistant position within a school or who has been newly appointed to that particular job role. This course will help develop the knowledge and understanding needed to support child learning and well-being. Best of all, this home study course is on the RQF Framework and fully regulated, meaning it’s recognised by all primary and secondary schools, including colleges.

This course follows the very latest school guidelines, with up-to-date information. There is no need to be working in a school to enrol on this course.

Unit 1. Understand how children and young people develop

RQF Unit Reference – A/616/5882 | Unit Level – Level 3 | Guided Learning – 25 hours | Credit Value – 3

This unit will provide you with an understanding of how children develop, including underpinning theoretical perspectives.

This unit explores:

  • The expected pattern of development for children
  • Factors that influence children’s development
  • Monitoring children’s development and interventions

Unit 2. Understand how to safeguard children and young people

RQF Unit Reference – M/616/5880| Unit Level – Level 3| Guided Learning – 25 hours| Credit Value – 4

This unit will provide you with knowledge and understanding to support the safeguarding of children and young people.

This unit explores:

  • Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Working in partnership with other organisations
  • Protecting children and young people’s safety in a learning environment
  • Respond and evidence to concerns about a child or young person’s safety
  • Work with children and young people to support their well-being

Unit 3. Schools and colleges as organisations

RQF Unit Reference – M/616/5880 | Unit Level – Level 3 | Guided Learning – 10 hours | Credit Value – 2

This unit aims to provide you with a good understanding of how schools and colleges operate.

This unit explores:

  • The structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
  • How schools and colleges are organised
  • Teamwork in schools and colleges
  • Educational ethos, mission and values
  • Policies and procedures in education

Unit 4. Support health and safety in a learning environment

RQF Unit Reference -A/616/5879 | Unit Level – Level 3| Guided Learning – 20 hours | Credit Value – 3

This unit explores:

  • Plan and provide environments that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security
  • Support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
  • Responding to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness
  • Assisting in the administration of medicine

Entry requirements

You don’t need any previous qualifications or be in a school placement for this Level 3 course. You will be taught the full level 3 Award syllabus once you are enrolled.

  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • No school placement is required.
  • You must be over 16 years of age.
  • Enrolments are open all year.

Course Delivery – instant access to your course

Receive immediate access to your course as soon as you enrolled.

Home study course – enrol at anytime

This course is a home study course meaning there’s no need to come into the college. There’s no mention of home study on your certificate and as it’s a government regulated qualification, you’re guaranteed your certificate is fully accepted and recognised by all schools.

Your Course Materials – paper or online

You’ll be given instant online access to your course. If you prefer, you can also have your course delivered as paper handbooks.

The enrolment fee includes your NCFE CACHE certificate, all your course materials and full tutor support.

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    Course Fee – reduced to £395

    Simple 0% finance – £98.75/month over 4 months

    No credit check is required for our simple 0% finance.

    All course enrolment fees are fully inclusive of all costs, including your NCFE CACHE certificate at the end of the course. There are no additional fees to pay after you enrol.

    No Placement No school-placement
    Home Study No college attendance
    NCFE CACHE Fully accredited course
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    • NCFE CACHE Accredited
    • For primary & secondary schools
    • Regulated by OFQUAL
    • Accepted by OFSTED
    Meeting the highest standards - we’re fully accredited by NCFE CACHE to deliver nationally recognised qualifications.
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    1:1 tutor support

    When you enrol with De Montfort you’ll be assigned a friendly tutor who you can speak to via phone or email throughout your level 3 course. They’ll help you prepare for assignments, provide feedback and be on hand to offer help as and when you need it. All of our supportive tutors have a wealth of experience in Teaching Assistant training and regularly receive excellent feedback.

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    Online Level 3 Teaching Assistant Course

    This is an online or paper-based course so you can study in the comfort of your own home. We’ll deliver your course materials online, or in the post, if you opt for the printed version. As our level 3 course is online, you’ll be given immediate access as soon as you enrol, so you can get started straight away.

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    Course Timeframe

    The NCFE CACHE guided learning hours for this level 3 Teaching Assistant course is 80 hours. You will have a full 6-months to complete your course but if you want to study hard and finish sooner, that will be fine. Should you require any extra time we can also arrange course extensions as well. View the full course specification here.

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    Awarding Body

    NCFE CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) is the UK’s leading awarding body for the childcare sector and are part of the RQF ensuring high-quality courses and industry-recognised qualifications. We are a fully accredited and inspected NCFE CACHE learning provider.

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    Why De Montfort

    At De Montfort we have many years of experience providing the highest quality online Teaching Assistant courses, here are just some of the reasons we think you’ll love us.

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    With all of our courses delivered online, we can minimise costs and provide you with official qualifications for less than most physical colleges.

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    Supportive tutors

    All of our friendly tutors are experts in their field and will be on hand to support you every step of the way through your Teaching Assistant course.

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    Online tuition

    Our online tuition allows you to study from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

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    Accredited courses

    All of our courses are accredited by NCFE CACHE giving you an RQF qualification that is recognised by all schools.

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    Save time

    Because you’ll be studying online, there’s no need to travel to and from classes, saving you both time and money.

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    Highly rated

    We’ve built a reputation for quality and all of our courses regularly receive outstanding feedback from students.

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