Teaching Assistant Diploma

Elearn College


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Offer ends 18 August 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
6 Months
No formal qualification
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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The development of a child is a complex phenomenon influenced by myriads of factors. The aim of this course is to give a well defined idea about the emotional, social and intellectual development of students in order to provide them with the necessary care. The course also helps to understand the organizational structure of a school and the different learning activities provided by them. An introduction to the importance of performing a supportive role in the overall activities that take place in a school is given during the course.

The profession of a Teaching Assistant is one which values the skills, knowledge and dedication that you possess. By indulging in this profession, you can make differences in the lives of others and give satisfaction and meaning to your life. A Teaching Assistant is a dedicated person who tries to improve the educational experience of children. The Teaching Assistant Diploma is for people who have a lot of patience and understanding and enjoy working with children, and who are also good team players. In the term of this course, you will learn about the development of children and young people, how to make sure of the welfare of students, the importance of establishing professional relationships, promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion, understanding schools as organizations, supporting learning activities, supporting the use of ICT, supporting learning environments, supporting children with special education needs and supporting assessment in learning.

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The profession of a Teaching Assistant is one that is entertaining and pleasurable and offers convenient working hours. Working along with teachers, teaching assistants help the students to make the best out of what they learn. In the classroom, a teaching assistant offers support to the students and assistance to the teacher, hence the name, classroom assistants. In the absence of a teacher, a teaching assistant takes on the responsibility of supervising the class. The role played by a teaching assistant is often dependent on the age of the children.

A teaching assistant who works in a primary school that has children from the age of three to eleven has to perform tasks like help the children who require extra assistance to finish tasks, narrate stories to students, read books to them, care for students who appear disturbed and upset, assist the class teacher in supervising the class, etc. Some areas in which most teaching assistants specialize are Literacy, Special Education Needs, Numeracy, etc. In certain cases, teaching assistants working in secondary schools also perform as special needs assistants. In such cases, they would have to help students take down notes and even carry books and bags. In an attempt to attract skilled people from diverse backgrounds, many schools show a willingness to employ disabled individuals. Disabled teaching assistants can provide a proper understanding of the difficulties faced by the students and can help lift the hopes and ambitions of students.

School support staffs who look to develop their career as well as improve and expand their knowledge could try their hand at becoming Higher Lever Teaching Assistants. Compared to teaching assistants, they have more responsibilities and help support the development of young people.

Special care should be given to children in elementary schools as this is an important stage in the character formation of the child. Instilling a positive attitude that is necessary for their advancement is to be done in this stage.


· Child and Young Person Development

· Ensuring the Welfare of Students

· Building Professional Relationships

· Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

· Understanding Schools as Organizations

· Supporting Learning Activities

· Supporting the Use of ICT

· Supporting Learning Environments

· Supporting Children with Special Education Needs

· Supporting for Assessment in Learning

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who want to become a teaching assistant. Teaching assistants support teachers and help children to develop.


There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Career path

Teaching assistants support children with their learning activities in the classroom. They work closely with teachers to make sure pupils enjoy learning in a safe and caring setting. If you like working with children and want to play a part in their education and wellbeing, this career could be ideal for you.

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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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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