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Teaching Assistant Certificate
Level 3

Teaching Assistant Course
Teaching Assistant
NCFE Certificate
Teaching Assistant Course
Teaching Assistant
NCFE Certificate
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Course overview

Ready to take on more responsibility in the classroom, or want to kickstart your career as a Teaching Assistant by gaining practical experience? Then the Level 3 Certificate is the course for you!  

During the theory portion of the course, you’ll gain essential knowledge of how to support both the students and the lead teacher in a classroom environment, as well as developing key skills in assisting students in specific subjects, such as maths or English. You’ll also discover more about learning assessments and Teaching Assistant career development, to make sure you’re getting the most from your role!

After completing your Certificate you’ll be able to walk into a role as a qualified Teaching Assistant, with practical experience to boost your CV/resume, or progress in your current role as a Teaching Assistant and start taking on more responsibility in the classroom.

Additional benefits of the course include:

  • 100 hours of work experience
  • Training in working in primary or secondary schools
  • Ofqual regulation – so you know your qualification is officially recognised by the UK government and welcomed by schools
  • NCFE accreditation – so you can be confident your course has been externally verified as high quality
  • Well-structured and easy-to-digest study material
  • Great tutor support throughout

This Certificate follows the latest UK legislation, framework, guidelines, policies, and procedures in education. While this course has been developed to reflect the UK framework, the core principles and approaches you’ll learn can easily be transferred to schools across the world.

  • Tutors

    You’ll have a dedicated tutor throughout your time on the course, who will be available to mark your assignments and answer any questions you might have about the course material. You are required to submit an assignment after each module and completing these assignments will help you to build a portfolio of knowledge that you can continue to use after your course is completed.

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  • Accreditations

    On completion of this Teaching Assistant Certificate, you will receive a qualification listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) at Level 3 – an NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning (RQF). This course has also been assigned 35 credits.

    This course is awarded by the NCFE – a national Awarding Organisation for vocational and competence-based qualifications/NVQs and functional skills qualifications with over 150 years of heritage!

    The regulators of the course are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations, and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

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  • Topics you'll cover
    • Understanding how to work with children and young people effectively
    • How to plan and provide supportive and safe environments for children and young people
    • How to communicate with children and young people, and how to handle confidential situations with care
    • How to identify learner needs, provide support, then plan and prepare suitable learning activities
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  • Modules

    Unit 1: Schools and colleges as organisations

    • The structure of education from early years to after compulsory education
    • How schools/colleges are organised, including the roles and responsibilities of the educators
    • Teamwork in schools and colleges
    • Educational ethos, mission, aims, and values
    • The purpose of policies and procedures in education


    Unit 2: Support health and safety in a learning environment

    • How to plan and provide environments that support health and safety
    • How to recognise and manage risks to health, safety, and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
    • How to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
    • How to understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies, and illness in the learning environment and during off-site visits
    • Your own role in assisting in the administration of medication


    Unit 3: Understand how to safeguard children and young people

    • Legislation, guidelines, policies, and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
    • How to work in partnership with organisations to safeguard children and young people
    • How to ensure safety and protection in the learning environment
    • How to respond to evidence or concerns about abuse or harm
    • How to support students’ well-being


    Unit 4: Develop professional relationships with children, young people, and adults

    • The principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people, and adults
    • Legislation, policies, and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
    • How to develop professional relationships
    • How to communicate effectively with children and young people
    • How to support children and young people in developing relationships
    • How to support the development of inclusive practices in your learning environment


    Unit 5: Understand how children and young people develop

    • The expected pattern of development from birth to 19 years old
    • The factors that influence development and how these affect practice
    • How to monitor development, and interventions if development is not following the expected pattern


    Unit 6: Support positive behaviour in children and young people

    • Policies and procedures for promoting positive behaviour
    • How to promote positive behaviour
    • How to manage challenging behaviour


    Unit 7: Support children and young people during learning activities

    • How to contribute to planning learning activities
    • How to prepare learning activities
    • How to support learning activities
    • How to observe and report on participation and progress
    • How to help evaluate learning activities


    Unit 8: Support English and maths skills

    • How to identify learner needs in English and maths
    • How to provide English support to help learners
    • How to provide maths support to help learners


    Unit 9: Support the use of ICT in the learning environment

    • Policies and procedures for the use of ICT for teaching and learning
    • How to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning
    • How to support the use of ICT


    Unit 10: Support assessment for learning

    • The purpose and characteristics of assessments
    • How to use assessment strategies
    • How to support learners in reviewing their performance and achievements
    • How to contribute to the reviewing of assessments
    • How to maintain learner records


    Unit 11: Engage in personal and professional development

    • What is required for competence in your role
    • The ability to reflect on organisational practice
    • The ability to evaluate your own performance
    • The ability to agree a personal development plan
    • The ability to reflect and contribute to your own personal development
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  • Course Duration

    This course requires 210 hours of learning.

  • Quick FAQs

    Do I need to complete a placement in a school?

    This Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate does require you to organise and complete a placement in a school to complete the course. At least 100 hours of work experience (paid or voluntary) are required to be able to complete this qualification. This experience can be undertaken in either a primary, junior, or secondary school and you need to be teaching students between 4 and 15 years old.

    Are any placements not accepted?

    Some placements will not be accepted as part of this qualification, including:

    • After school clubs
    • Colleges
    • Distance learning colleges
    • Nurseries
    • Pre-schools
    • Universities
    • Other external learning organisations, such as open learning colleges or Sunday schools.

    When can I access my course?

    You’ll complete the theory portion of the course through our online learning platform, meaning you have full flexibility to fit your studying around your own schedule. Our online portal is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can log in from your phone, laptop, PC, or tablet.

    Are there any exams?

    No, there are no exams that you need to complete with this qualification. You’ll have assignments after each unit to assess your understanding, but these can be submitted online, from the comfort of your home. As part of the assessment for this Teaching Assistant Certificate you’ll also need to undergo direct teaching observation in a suitable environment. This will allow you to demonstrate all your newly acquired knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.

    What are my career options?

    You’ll be able to apply for Teaching Assistant roles or progress further in your current position, as you’ll be able to take on more responsibility in the classroom. Completing this course would show commitment to your role as well as self-development, so will be highly regarded by your employer.

    With further training, such as the Teaching Assistant Diploma, you could be promoted to work as a higher-level Teaching Assistant. Having a Teaching Assistant Diploma will also provide you with a higher salary, train you in working with children who have special educational needs, and provide you with the opportunity to lead classes, so you can develop your career.

    What framework does the Certificate follow?

    This Certificate follows the latest UK legislation, framework, guidelines, policies, and procedures in education. While this course has been developed to reflect the UK framework, the core principles and approaches you’ll learn can easily be transferred to schools across the world.

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