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Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant Certificate | Fully Recognised Qualification | Accepted in all Schools

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Online, self-paced
12 months
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)evel 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The Teaching Assistant - TQUK Level 3 Certificate (RQF) Recognised Qualification is for those looking to work as a Teaching Assistant / Classroom Assistant.

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, a career as a teaching assistant could be ideal for you. You'll need to have the ability to work closely with parents and teachers. You'll also need good literacy and numeracy skills, as well as creative ideas for activities when teaching children on a daily basis.

To work as a teaching assistant or classroom assistant, you will usually need some experience or a qualification that’s recognised such as a (RQF) Qualifications Credit Framework.


TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)evel 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual


Units Covered

Unit 1–Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

Unit 2–Schools as Organisations

Unit 3–Understand Children and Young Person Development

Unit 4–Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Unit 5–Support Assessment for Learning

Unit 6–Support Learning Activities

Unit 7–Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Unit 8–Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour

Unit 9–Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

Unit 10–Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

Unit 11–Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

The Qualification

Qualification reference number – 601/2731/4

Credit Value - 32


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Certificate Course by TQUK, you will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor.

All assignments are set by TQUK. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by TQUK, 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 and telephone, 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 for you 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 (Level 3) Course is: 180 hrs

Additional certification fee will apply upon completion of your qualification.

Who is this course for?

Our TQUKTeaching Assistant Level 3 Certificate (RQF) 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.
  • You must be working in an appropriate school environment for a minimum of 12 hours per week. This can include voluntary and unpaid work.
  • Must be aged 16 and over

Preferably, you will have studied and completed the Level 3 Award Teaching Assistant (TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools), but this is not compulsory.You must be over 16 to enrol onto the course, however, you should know that teaching assistants generally need to be aged 18 or over.


Our TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) Qualification is openly available to anyone wishing to gain a full recognised qualification as a Teaching Assistant and has a keen interest in the subject.

  • MUST be working in a school environment for a minimum of 12 hours per week to cover the 50 hours observational assessment. This can include voluntary and unpaid work.
  • All learners should have attention to detail and be willing to work in a team environment
  • Should be willing to work using your own initiative when required.
  • Must be aged 16 and over

Career path

Teaching Assistant / Classroom Assistant

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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.