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
- Distance learning colleges
- 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.