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SEN Teaching Assistant Course

Online course with study materials, tutor support and final exam included

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Study method
Online, self-paced
4 months
No formal qualification
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  • Tutor is available to students

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Complete your learning in around 3-6 months, at a time and pace that suits you. Get dedicated tutor support throughout your course, so you’ll have help furthering your professional and technical skills ready for employment!

When you’ve successfully completed the course, you will be equipped with:

  • TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
  • TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Special Educational Needs and Disability (RQF)

This will allow you to look for roles confidently, knowing you’ll have the knowledge to be a real asset to any school!

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Intermediate Teaching Assistant Course

You love working with children, are driven to help them achieve their potential and feel at home in the classroom, but you’re finding it difficult to get into your dream career because you don’t have accredited qualifications. Sound familiar?

Teaching Assistants play a vital role in classrooms up and down the country. One day you could be supporting an individual student with learning difficulties, the next you’ll be creating displays for pupils' work, and helping out on school trips and activities.

As a Teaching Assistant, no two days are the same – looking for a rewarding career like no other? This is a great opportunity for you! One we can support you with through our accredited Teaching Assistant Course.

Tell Me More About Becoming a Teaching Assistant

Although there’s no set entry-level qualification for becoming a Teaching Assistant, most schools have strict guidelines as to what they’re looking for. You’ll need to understand your role in the classroom, be prepared in supporting the classroom teacher and confidently build student’s self-esteem and independence for success in the classroom.

Alongside good reading, writing, numeracy and communication skills, schools often look for Teaching Assistants who have specialist knowledge or skills. Having knowledge in specific areas of learning needs, such as autism and mental health can give you a distinct advantage when it comes to the application process.

What Can I Expect as a Teaching Assistant?

You won’t be surprised that as a Teaching Assistant, you’ll spend lots of time with students, and often those with greater learning needs. As a result, you’ll need to be patient and have a positive attitude that is conducive to a student’s learning and progression. Although challenging, think how rewarding it will be to watch your students progress and develop!

Most of your day-to-day work will be in the classroom, but you’ll often have the opportunity to help out on school trips and outdoor activities. Get stuck in and build positive relationships with your students and the teachers you’re supporting!

How Do I Become a Teaching Assistant?

The Intermediate Teaching Assistant course is designed to help you succeed in starting your career as a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant, or Learning Support Assistant. Specialise your understanding of mental health and autism to help you get noticed by schools. Develop crucial skills to support children and young people with their academic growth and independence, and help them build their self-esteem and confidence.

We partner with schools and academies across the country and offer all graduates of our Teaching Assistant Course, guaranteed interviews for available roles in their area, ensuring that their newly acquired qualifications are put to immediate use.

Career path

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Teaching Support
  • Teaching Support
  • Special Education Needs Support


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.