Course overview

If you are thinking about a career in teaching, this taster course is for you. Teaching assistants are an integral part of the classroom. Not only do they provide vital support for pupils, they support the teaching that takes place. This course is ideal if you would like to know more about becoming a teaching assistant. The role varies widely with some specialising in certain areas such as specific learning needs and other disability support.

Course description

So what exactly is a teaching assistant? Some TAs provide more general assistance, while others specialise in certain areas of education such as literacy, numeracy, music, specific learning needs, disability support, English as a second language, or behaviour.

Classroom assistants can be found in schools for Early Years right through to secondary, and the number of TAs in one school can vary widely depending on necessity and amount of funding provided.

This Taster will give you more information about being a teaching assistant (also known as a classroom assistant, a pupil support assistant, a teacher’s aide, or abbreviated as a TA) and how you can provide support to teachers by providing teaching and learning support in whatever way possible.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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