Teaching Assistant

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Brentwood Open learning College


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Online, self-paced
330 hours
Level 5 Diploma Teaching Assistant (endorsed certificate)
70 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Teaching Assistant

Certificate of achievement in |Teaching Assistant| Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited |Teaching Assistant| Certificate with 70 CPD points available with no extra study. The course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Study Teaching Assistant Level 5 for the opportunity to earn an endorsed Certificate of Achievement. If you’ve ever dreamed of a career as a successful teaching assistant, now’s your chance to make it happen! Study online for an endorsed Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma and breathe new life into your career prospects! Enrol today and there’s no telling how far your career could take you!

Teaching assistants play a role of unique importance in the classroom. Supporting teachers in their absence and while present, teaching assistants ensure every pupil gains the maximum benefit from each lesson. They provide the encouragement, motivation and general support pupils need to reach their full potential. In return, teaching assistants enjoy dynamic career prospects worldwide and unrivalled job satisfaction. Every day in the life of a teaching assistant is different, comprised of challenges to overcome and opportunities to explore for the benefit of the pupils you work with. Along with flexible working hours, teaching assistants also benefit from the same school holidays as traditional teachers. That’s up to 12 weeks of paid leave per year - more than double the UK average! If you’d like to make a real difference in the lives of those you work with and enjoy an extensive list of perks and privileges, a career as a teaching assistant could be for you!

This inspiring Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma has been designed to mould and shape the successful teaching assistants of the future. Explore the roles and responsibilities of the teaching assistant in-depth, along with the traits and characteristics of the effective classroom assistant. Learn how to fairly and accurately assess pupils’ performance, support students with special educational needs and create a safe learning environment for every pupil. Study the skills, talents and industry insights you’ll need to pursue a rewarding and enjoyable career as a teaching assistant.

With this Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma, the time has come to stop dreaming and start making things happen! Enrol today, or contact a member of our student support team for more information.


Level 5 Diploma Teaching Assistant (endorsed certificate)
Awarded by ABC Awards


70 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Teaching Assistant

Studying for an endorsed Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma will set you up with the specialist skills and knowledge needed to enjoy a rewarding career in the field. Sign up in seconds online and gain access to a number of exclusive benefits such as:

  • All digital textbooks and learning resources required to successfully complete the course are included in the initial fee.
  • We impose no deadlines or time-restrictions on our courses whatsoever, allowing candidates to study at a pace that suits their lifestyle.
  • Access our exclusive digital learning platform at any time and from any location worldwide for total flexibility.
  • Enjoy the committed support and consultancy of your own personally-assigned tutor from start to finish.
  • Complete the course to enrich your CV with an endorsed Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma, which could transform your career prospects.

Learning Objectives

To succeed as a teaching assistant, you need a relentless passion for people, a genuine desire to help others and the patience to deal with even the most difficult situations. Some teaching assistants are required to have a detailed knowledge of certain subjects, while others are hired to provide more general all-round educational support. This exclusive course has been designed to instil the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a rewarding career in the field. With demand for qualified teaching assistants at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time to study for an endorsed diploma.

Study online for a Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma and enjoy dedicated tutor support from start to finish. We also provide all the materials and digital textbooks required to successfully complete the course, included in the initial fee for unbeatable value for money. Whatever your long-term goals in the field, this Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma will help you take the next important step in your career journey.

Upon completion of the course, a variety of important teachings and concepts will have been covered, which include:

  • The duties and responsibilities of the teaching assistant
  • How to work effectively in an educational environment
  • Tips and guidelines for working in a classroom setting
  • Strategies for effectively assessing pupils’ performance
  • Provision of support for students with special needs
  • Common challenges in the daily lives of teaching assistants
  • The importance of creating a safe learning environment
  • Personal professional developmental skills

Course Outline

This advanced Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma is delivered over a series of seven units, which concludes with online assessments for submission to your assigned tutor. Completion of this course will prime you for a successful career in the field, enhancing your knowledge and understanding of the following topics:

Unit 1. Roles and Responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant

This unit covers the following Key topics:

  • What is a teaching assistant
  • Characteristics of Teaching Assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Teaching assistant roles and responsibilities
  • Plus more

Unit 2. Working in the School

This unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Supporting the Curriculum
  • School Types
  • The UK School System
  • School Terms
  • Structure of the school day
  • The National Curriculum
  • Planning Preparation and Assessment (PPA) Time
  • Routine and Clerical Tasks
  • Plus more

Unit 3. Working in the Classroom

This unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Responsibilities of a teaching assistant in the classroom
  • Supporting Pupils’ learning
  • The National Literacy Strategy
  • The National Numeracy Strategy
  • Behaviour Management
  • Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Plus more

Unit 4. Assessing Students’ performance

This unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Reviewing your assessment strategy
  • Quantitative Assessment Standards
  • Evaluating Discussion Group Performance
  • Plus more

Unit 5. Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs

This unit covers the following Key topics:

  • What does SEN mean?
  • Types of Special Educational Needs
  • Cognition and Learning Needs
  • Behaviour, Emotional and Social Development Needs
  • Communication and Interaction Needs
  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs
  • Plus more

Unit 6. Personal Professional Development

This unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Self-Actualisation
  • Approaches To Professional Development:
  • Developmental Relationships
  • Critical Components Of An Effective Professional Development Plan:
  • Difference Between Professional Growth And Personal Development
  • Plus More

Unit 7. Creating a Safe Learning Environment

This unit covers the following Key topics:

  • Creating a Safe and Supportive Learning Environment
  • Build a strong classroom community
  • Build self-esteem and self-efficacy
  • Work On Yourself As An Educator
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant careers are ideal for patient, empathetic and committed candidates with a genuine passion for people. The role of teaching assistant can be uniquely challenging, demanding a proactive problem-solving attitude at all times. It’s also essential to be a kind, compassionate and personable individual with limitless ambition and motivation. This Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma is ideal for prospective and existing teaching assistants alike - anyone looking to build a rewarding career in the field. With no prior knowledge or experience necessary, our courses are open to forward-thinking candidates ready to take their careers to the next level.

Once again, we impose no deadlines or time-restrictions whatsoever on any of our courses. Study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, with expert tutor support provided throughout!

Sign up online and get started on your Level 5 Teaching Assistant Diploma today, or reach out to a member of our admissions team if you have any questions!


Teaching Assistant

No particular entry requirement.

OPTION-I: Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards

On course completion, learner can claim endorsed certificate by paying £120 endorsed fee+postal charges.

Certificate of course Completion

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25

OPTION-II: CPD Certificate

CPD Standards Office Accredited Certificate can be claimed on course completion, which will be issued in association with Oxford Home Study (PDF format or hard copy)

CPD Accredited Diploma (PDF)=£30

CPD Accredited Diploma (Hard copy)=£95

Postage Charges:

National £9

International £15

Career path

Teaching Assistant

Adding an endorsed Level 5 Teaching Assistant to your CV could open the door to a wide variety of enjoyable careers worldwide. Typical job titles and roles within the field of teaching assistant services include the following:

  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Teacher Assistant (Senior)
  • Preschool Teacher Assistant
  • Teacher Assistant (Part-Time)
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Classroom Development Coach

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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.


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