Skip to content

Teaching Assistant Course - Level 3 CPD Accredited

Oplex Careers


Save 34%
£19 inc VAT (was £29)
Offer ends 30 November 2023
Study method
Online, self-paced
90 hours
No formal qualification
7 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

564 students purchased this course

Add to basket or enquire


The online Teaching Assistant Course from Oplex Careers has been designed to help learners understand the skills involved working as a Teaching Assistant.


7 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

Course media


Course Description

The online Teaching Assistant course will provide learners with an insight into how to effectively work in the classroom environment. Whether it is primary, secondary or an SEN school setting, this teaching assistant course covers all the important aspects that need to be learnt. Whether you are currently working in a role an want to gain knowledge or you just want to add this course on your CV, you can get started instantly and start learning all the important aspects about teaching assistance.

Course Syllabus

The Teaching Assistant course is split into the following modules:

  • Defining and Explaining the Role of a Teaching Assistant
  • Supporting Development in Pupils: Practices and Policies
  • Applying Learning Activities to Support the Teaching of the Curriculum
  • Legislation, Legal Obligations, and School Policies to Ensure Pupil Wellbeing
  • Learning Literacy Skills with Teaching Assistant Support
  • Learning Numeracy Skills with Teaching Assistant Support
  • Learning ICT Skills in the Learning Environment
  • Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Supporting the Development of Good Working Relationships
  • Confidentiality, Equal Opportunities, and Safeguarding
  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Teaching Assistant course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Teaching Assistant course learners will receive a CPD Certificate of Achievement award from Oplex Careers.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Teaching Assistant course.

Course Duration

The online Teaching Assistant course requires 80 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Teaching Assistant course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Questions and answers

No questions or answers found containing ''.

Najaf Fatima asked:

I’m looking to become a teaching assistant will this course give me all the accreditation I need to become a TA? Can I work straight after the course?


This course is CPD Accredited which is training related to professional development and is recognised by schools and employers across the UK. While the course itself does not guarantee one particular job, this course will introduce you into the field teaching practical skills that you could then use to support your CV and job applications.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Jmad asked:

Hi, after completing this course will I be a qualified level 3 teaching assistant?


This course is CPD Accredited - different to a formal qualification. The course is recognised as professional development training by employers and schools across the UK. Many of our learners use the course and certificate to go on to apply for jobs as well as move on into further training. Hope this helps. Thanks!

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Diane asked:

Hi do you have to complete levels 1 and 2 first .... I have done many courses as a childminder.


You can enrol straight onto the Teaching Assistant Level 3 course if that is what you prefer. You don't need any prior experience to join the course. You can enrol directly through just click the Book Now button to enrol today.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Madan basnet asked:

Can you send me livel2 certificate sin you send me wrong


Hi Madan, Upon completion of your course our team will send you a CPD Certificate. You can add this certificate on your CV and use it when applying for job. I hope that helps. You can enrol onto this course through reed and we will send you the course access straight away. If you have any other questions just let us know. Have a great day. Thanks Oplex Careers Team

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
J. Ogu asked:

What is the course duration and what certificate will be given on successful completion of this course


You will have 12 months unlimited access to the course and so can complete in the course any time during the 12 months, and still will have access to the course materials for the remaining time. On completion on the course you will receive your certificate: Teaching Assistant Level 3 Course Hope this helps. Thanks

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
kaye asked:

I have completed this course will I now be able to get a job as a level 3 teaching assistant or do I need to do a course at college/university?


Hi, The course is recognised as professional development by schools and employers across the UK. Though the course will not guarantee a particular job, it will help when making job applications as well as help moving on into further training once in a job. Hope this helps.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Danielle asked:

Hello, I am wondering is this a course that is seen as a qualification and can be recognised when seen on a cv. Will this help to get the job


Hi, Thanks for getting in touch. This course is CPD Accredited which is training related to professional development and is recognised by schools and employers across the UK. Many of our students use this course and certificate to help support job applications as well as helping them move into further training required by their employer. Once you have registered onto your course, our team receive your order then send over your login details to get started right away. Hope this helps.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Nadine asked:

Do you need to in a placement or volunteering at a school?


Hi, Thanks for getting in touch. All the course materials are online for you to study; and when you feel ready you can go ahead and complete your online final assessment. Once completed our team will manually process your certificate and send this to you. There is no need for a placement or volunteering at a school, although I am sure this will also add to your Certificate and CV. Hope this helps. Thanks

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.


Course rating


What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, 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 Reed Courses, 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.