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Teaching Assistant Certificate

Certified Course |Train to Teach | Teaching Assistant Career | Tutor Support

Aston College


£10 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
30 hours
Access to content
Access until course completion
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Teaching generally is in high demand at the moment, and a great way for you to get into teaching is to become a Teaching Assistant. This Advanced Level 2 Teaching Assistant course will teach you everything you need to know in order to become a Teaching Assistant enabling you to take your first step in an exciting Teaching career! You’ll study child development, how to safeguard children, how to support students through communication, and how to support your colleagues. Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be a highly skilled candidate, and can begin working as a Teaching Assistant.


Teaching Assistant Certified Course

As a teaching assistant you are responsible for carrying out practical and administrative tasks, and you are required to work under the direction of the class teacher in the supervision and support of pupils’ learning. In doing this you are helping to make more time available for the teacher to teach on a daily basis.

Classroom assistants work under the direction and supervision of teachers in order to help promote effective learning and teaching usually for children that may encounter learning difficulties. They carry out tasks delegated to them by the teacher in order to work with children on both a 1-2-1 basis and also taking small groups to support learning.

The teaching assistant will be responsible for contributing in the following areas:

  • supporting the teacher
  • supporting the pupil
  • supporting the curriculum
  • supporting the school

Units Covered

Unit 1 – Learning Styles
Unit 2 – Lesson Planning
Unit 3 – Assessment for Learning
Unit 4 – Behaviour Management
Unit 5 – Teaching Methods
Unit 6 – Pastoral Care
Unit 7 – Child Protection
Unit 8 – Preparing to Teach


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the Teaching Assistant ETAP Course , you will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.

All assignments are set by Aston College. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the college, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course.

Please note: There is no examination required for this course.

What’s included:

You will have access to a tutor, via email, who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you prepare for your assignments. You will be provided with all course materials in order to be guided through your course content. Full tutor support is offered throughout the course to ensure your learning outcomes are met to a satisfactory standard.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. You should allow enough time to complete assignments/ question papers to ensure satisfactory outcomes are met.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Teaching Assistant ETAP Course is: 24 hrs

The Certificate

This is a Teaching Assistant course designed to teach the main core principles of being a teaching assistant. The cost of your official certificate upon completion is £95.00 from the awarding body. You can also request a PDF copy at an additional cost of just £9.99

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a teaching assistant.


Our Teaching Assistant ETAP Course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant and has a keen interest in the subject, plus an intention to progress a career.

  • Learners will need sufficient numeracy and literacy
  • Students should have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.
  • Learners should have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Support Portal
  • You should be fully committed to your studies.
  • Must be aged 16 and over

Career path

Teaching Assistant, Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant

Questions and answers

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Baljit asked:

just want to find out does this course will help with become teaching assistants. Does this course have assignment? At the end do you need do exam ?


Hi Baljit It is all assignment based questions where they are marked by an assessor, there is no exam at the end !

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Sam asked:

Is this course enough on its own to obtain a job as a teaching assistant or will employers be looking for additional qualifications also?


Hi Sam It is all dependant on the school as there is no legal qualification for Teaching Assistancy

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Faye asked:

Hello, just wondering if you have to placement with this course?


Hi Faye, No you don't, it is all knowledge based

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Nicole asked:

Is there a number of placement hours that have to be completed with this course? Approximately how long does it take to complete the course?


Good afternoon Nicole There is no placement required for this course, the approximate time to complete the course on average is 24 hours. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Michael asked:

Hi what level is this qualification and will I be able to apply to become a teaching assistant once I have completed this ?


Hi Michael This course is a Level 2 and there is no legal standing of qualifications/ courses for Teaching Assistancy so is dependant on the schools

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Michael asked:

If the course duration is 30 hours, how realistic of a time scale will it take to complete it in? Could it be done within a month or 2 ?


Hi Michael Absolutely ! As it is at your own pace, you can complete this as quickly as you want to ! Some of our learners have completed in 5 weeks

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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.