Teaching Assistant courses

Study online at home

Our Teaching Assistant courses provide you with exactly the same official NCFE CACHE qualifications as your local college, guaranteeing your course and qualification will be fully recognised everywhere. If you’re unsure which is the best course to choose, simply call us on 0345 652 0098 and we’ll be delighted to help you.

  • Government Regulated by OFQUAL
  • Fully NCFE CACHE Accredited
  • For primary & secondary schools
  • Accepted by OFSTED
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Level 3 Teaching Assistant Courses

You can start directly at Level 3 – there’s no requirement to have a Level 2 qualification before starting at Level 3

Level 3
No Work Placement Required
No School Placement Required

CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant Award

Great if you’re not yet working in a school and want to get a government qualification to work as a Teaching Assistant.

Was £610 Now £345. You save £265
Level 3
Work Placement Required
School Placement Required

CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate

If you’re already working in a school, this Level 3 Certificate course also includes practical assessments in the classroom.

Was £810 Now £545. You save £265
Level 3
Work Placement Required
School Placement Required

CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant Diploma

This Diploma course qualifies you to work in all mainstream schools plus specialist support for children with additional needs.

Was £960 Now £695. You save £265

Level 1 & 2 Teaching Assistant Courses

Level 1 & 2 courses are entry level qualifications and much easier to complete

No Work Placement Required
No School Placement Required

CACHE Level 1 Teaching Assistant Course

This Level 1 course is the easiest way to gain a genuine T.A qualification.

Was £410 Now £245. You save £165
Level 2
No Work Placement Required
No School Placement Required

CACHE Level 2 Teaching Assistant Award

Ideal for beginners who are looking to start a career as a teaching assistant.

Was £614 Now £349. You save £265
Level 2
Work Placement Required
School Placement Required

CACHE Level 2 Teaching Assistant Certificate

Perfect for anyone that’s already volunteering or working in a school.

Was £764 Now £499. You save £265

Need help choosing the right course?

call us on 0345 652 0098

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From start to finish, our approachable tutors will be on hand to help you with your course.

About our online Teaching Assistant courses

Our Teaching Assistant courses are all NCFE CACHE accredited giving you an official RQF government qualification that’s recognised in all schools. Best of all, as we’re an online home study college, you can enrol today and get started immediately.

RQF Qualifications

RQF qualifications are the official government Teaching Assistant Qualifications that schools require. All of our courses are regulated by OFQUAL the government examinations department, and upon successful completion, you’ll receive a fully recognised RQF qualification.

Teaching Assistant Award vs. Certificate

We provide two types of Teaching Assistant course depending if you’re working in a school; Award and Certificate. The Teaching Assistant Award courses are for people not yet working in a school, and the Certificate courses are for those who already work or volunteer in a school.

Need help choosing the right course for you?

Call us on 0345 652 0098

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Study online from home

We deliver our Teaching Assistant courses both online or paper based – as soon as you enrol you get instant access to the course materials – there’s no waiting to get started. If you prefer paper-based study over online learning, you also have the option to receive the printed version of the course.

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1:1 tutor support

When you enrol on your Teaching Assistant course with us, you’ll be assigned a friendly dedicated tutor who you’ll have 1:1 access via phone and email. Your tutor will be on-hand to helpfully guide you through the course and prepare you for your assignments with full feedback all the way. All of our tutors have a wealth of experience in getting you qualified as quickly and easily as possible.

Flexible course payment options

We offer flexible payment options for all of our Teaching Assistant courses, spread the cost with four monthly interest-free payments or pay in full when you enrol. FINANCE FINANCE – NO CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED.

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Great, friendly tutors with in depth knowledge of teaching.

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Thanks to my fab tutor Chris for helping me so much. You were always there for me and I wouldn’t have finished sooooo quickly with our you! You are a star Christophar… see what I did there lol 🙂 x

Ella K

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I just finished and everything was good thank you. My friend finished her course with you a and told me it was ok so I went and did it with you.

Fatima Begum

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Great value and well run I enjoyed my course.

G Patel

Frequently asked questions

We’ve put together a list of some common questions we’re asked about our courses. If you still have some questions after reading this, please don’t hesitate to reach out or chat – we’re more than happy to help.

Is NCFE the same as CACHE?

Yes, all awarding bodies are the same and the qualifications they accredit are the same. This is because the standards and qualifications are written by sector skills councils and approved by Ofqual. All awarding bodies are regulated by Ofqual including CACHE, NCFE, City & Guilds, Edexcel, OCR etc. The qualification is no different and the certificate is equally recognised no matter who it is accredited by.

What does NCFE stand for?

In 1981, the Northern Advisory Council for Further Education (NACFE), which was established in 1947 to co-ordinate further education provision throughout the nine LEAs, merged with the NCTEC to become the Northern Council for Further Education.

When the further education sector was incorporated (made independent of the government) in the early 1990s the company felt the old name was incompatible with their new national focus and has since then been identified simply as NCFE with the letters no longer being an acronym.

If I work in a school, do you offer a work placement course?

If you’re already working in a school we recommend our Teaching Assistant: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate RQF Level 3 course.  It has the requirement of 100 hours practical assessment in the classroom so you must be working in a school between 3-6 hours per week to be able to enrol on it. This course is an NCFE CACHE Accredited course and gains 35 credits. You’ll need to complete a mix of written assignments and practical assessments for this course and you cannot pass this course without completing the required observational tasks. We do not have the facilities to offer any work placements so you’ll need to find your own employment within a school.

If you don’t yet have a work placement, you can still enrol on our Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course and upgrade your course as soon as you’re ready. We give you all the extra modules from the 35 credit work-placement course above so you’re fully prepared if ever you do decide to upgrade. All your credits can easily be transferred to the work-placement course, meaning there’s no need to repeat any work you’ve already completed. Please note that there are additional fees if you wish to upgrade your course.

If you’d like to upgrade your course at any-time, please call our education team on 0345 652 0098 and they’ll be happy to help you.

When do courses start?

We run a continuous enrolment system for our Teaching Assistant courses which means enrolments are open every day of the year. As soon as you enrol you’ll get instant access to the course materials via our online learning management system.

Are there final exams?

No, you are continually assessed throughout your course by written assignments. There are mandatory assignments that need to completed and passed to gain your level 3 certificate.

Tutor feedback is provided after each assignment and if any help is needed to pass an assignment, your tutor will be on hand for you to get in touch with. Once you have passed your assignments, that’s it – there’s no big final exam.

Do I need a computer for these courses?

No, you do not need a computer to complete this course. We give you the option to receive the printed book form of your course, so if you don’t have a computer or internet access you can still study with us.

You can choose to complete your assignments by handwriting or by computer, submitting your assignments either by paper or e-mail. We find some people prefer to handwrite their work while others prefer to use e-mail. Generally, e-mail is the quicker and safer option as you don’t have to wait for Royal Mail to deliver your work and there’s less chance of it going missing. The majority of colleges are unable to offer the dual submission service we offer as it’s a lot easier for them not to have to deal with assignments that arrive by post.

Can I study in a classroom?

Yes, we run a small number of classroom-based courses around the country. Please call our educational team on 0203 012 0098 for further information.

If I change my mind can I get a refund?

You will need to request an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorisation) for your returned course and refund. To request your RMA number please email support@dmc.ac or alternatively call our student support team on 0345 652 0098 (local rate including mobiles). You can view our full refund policy here:- https://dmc.ac/refund-policy/

Can my school pay for my course?

We can invoice your school directly for easy same day enrolment, providing you with the quickest route to an OFQUAL qualification. For same-day enrolment simply fill in this form and we’ll take care of everything else for you. Alternatively please call our education team on 0203 012 0098 and they’ll be happy to help get your staff enrolled quickly and easily.

When can I enrol?

We offer a continuous enrolment system, letting you enrol whenever you are ready. To enrol by telephone please call the college on 0203 012 0098 between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. You may also enrol online 24 hours a day by clicking the enrol button to the right of your screen.

Are there any time limits?

All of our courses run for a period between 6-12 months.

If you find you need some extra time, we will be happy to extend for a small additional fee.

What happens if I need help with my coursework?

As soon as your enrolment is complete you will have your own personal tutor who’s there to help as much as you may need them. The easiest way to contact your tutor is by telephoning them directly and they will be able to help you in real time, live on the telephone. If you prefer, you can contact them by e-mail and they will be more than happy to respond to your query.