Can you visualise yourself in a classroom, teaching children to read and write? Providing a supportive presence alongside the classroom teacher, helping to plan, prepare, and deliver the day’s lessons? If so, becoming a teaching assistant could be the ideal profession for you.
Launch your teaching assistant career today with this nationally recognised course – no experience required!
An ideal starting point for people with no prior classroom experience, this Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge from which to build your career. You’ll study child development in depth, and learn how to develop supportive relationships with young people and colleagues. You’ll also study health and safety, safeguarding, how schools operate as organisations, and discover how to manage challenging behaviour. You’ll study in your own time, at your own pace, as you complete at least 50 hours work experience in a practical school placement.
If you already have experience working in education, you might be more suited to our Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning. Most schools require a level 3 qualification, which means you can bypass level 2 if you want to. This Level 2 certificate, however, will provide you with the core knowledge and skills needed to progress towards a supervised support role with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.