Teaching Assistant Course

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This home study NCFE Teaching Assistant course is open to anyone looking to become a government qualified Teaching Assistant. No previous experience is required to enrol on this course, plus thanks to its NCFE accreditation, it’s recognised by schools everywhere.


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Home study that’s fully recognised

This course is the official government qualification to become a Teaching Assistant. It’s easy to follow, with friendly 1-on-1 tutor support that allows for rapid course progression. We guarantee all our courses are fully recognised and meet the highest standards.

NCFE certificate included – no extra fees

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. All schools fully recognise this course, and unlike other colleges, we include the NCFE certificate within our enrolment fee.

Instant access to your course – no waiting

We take enrolments 365 days a year – enrol today; there’s no waiting to get started. As soon as you’re enrolled, you’ll receive instant access to your course, plus access to your own personal tutor. Take the next step now!


All schools recognise this qualification

We understand that choosing the right Teaching Assistant course isn’t a walk in the park. With so many options available, it can be quite a task! That’s why we’ve put in a lot of effort to offer you the best syllabus out there.


Teaching Assistant Course Specifications

Lessons covered in this course:

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
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
Schools and colleges as organisations
RQF Unit Reference T/616/5878
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
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

Course entry requirements

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

  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • No school placement is required.
  • Convenient home study course.
  • Enrolments are open all year.

Course Delivery – instant access to your course

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

Home study course – enrol at anytime

This is a home study course meaning there’s no need to come to the college. Your certificate won’t mention anything about home study, and since it’s a government-regulated qualification, you can be absolutely sure it’s fully accepted and recognised by all schools. So, you can have complete peace of mind that your hard work is recognised just as it should be!

Your Course Materials – paper or online study

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

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

NCFE CACHE certificate included in enrolment fee

Study with us, and you will gain exactly the same government-accredited qualifications and certificates as a local college.

We include your certificate in the enrolment fee, and it won’t have any mention of distance learning or home study on it, so it’s just like the qualifications from attendance-based colleges. Rest assured, it’s the real deal, and we guarantee it’s just as valid!

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Great, friendly tutors with in depth knowledge of teaching.

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I would highly recommend this course, the course material given is excellent, it’s easy to send your work off and receive feedback, I knew my tutor was always there if I needed him too. I found the whole course very interesting and I’ve learnt loads.


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So far I’m really happy, it’s easy to use and my tutor Chris has been great. I’d say you can’t really go wrong with this course, I think it’s the best on the market.

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I’m almost halfway through my course & really enjoying the content. All queries are speedily replied to and my assessments marked and returned quickly.


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After lots of searching this was the best value course I could find and I’m very pleased with how it all worked out. I managed to get it finished in under 3 months and decided to carry on doing the work based certificate course.

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It’s been a real pleasure working with my tutor Chris who has a more holistic and flexible approach than any of my other experiences and has kept me on track. Seven months on and I’m just about to finish my course.

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Great value and well run I enjoyed my course.

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Excellent service from Chris and de montfort college, I’ve been continuously offered support and help throughout..very pleased!


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I’ve flippin done it lol, 7 months hard graft finally paid off. Over the moon and honestly recommend this course to anyone thinking about it. I really enjoyed so 5 out of 5 from me x

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I just started working in my dream job and couldn’t have got here without all the help I got so just want to say thanks to all. Take care, you know who you are 🙂 Naz x

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I had fantastic tutor support throughout my course and I couldn’t be more delighted with my course. Thank you Demontfort college, I definitely have no hesitation recommending you to my school head.

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So far their courses have proved to be good quality and in particular, the support I have got is easy to use. The reason I chose this course was for the telephone support which I couldn’t find anywhere else.

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I really do reccomend this course, my tutor was very helpful and responded very quickly when I needed help and advice. I completed my course within the year time given and found it pretty straight forward.

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If you have any questions or need a bit of help, just send us a message, and we’ll get right back to you.

Telephone: 0345 652 0098

Email: info@dmc.ac

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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 some of the reasons we think you’ll love us.

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    With all 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 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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