Teaching, education and training

Become a teaching assistant or start a career teaching adults: join one of our teaching, education and training courses
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Working in schools

Our courses will help you develop knowledge and understanding to work in primary, secondary and special-needs schools. Our courses include:

  • Teaching Assistant (Levels 1 and 2);
  • Education and Training Level 3; and
  • Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA Assessors Award) Level 3.

Teaching Assistants (TAs) support children’s learning in the classroom. Our courses will give you an understanding of a TA’s roles and responsibilities. Topics include children’s learning in and out of the classroom, how literacy and numeracy are taught, how to encourage positive behaviour, and using craft activities.

Get started: At Level 1, you will learn about working in a school setting with a focus on how to support children’s reading, literacy and numeracy development.

Working with children: On the Teaching Assistant Level 2 course, you will learn about child development, how to support learning activities, and how to maintain and support communication and professional relationships with children. Courses include classroom teaching, school placements and observations.

Teaching adults: We offer Education and Training at Level 3 to get you started in your teaching career.

Learning with us: Our courses will be a blend of online and face-to-face learning.

From our learners

‘I hoped for a lecturer who would teach me at my own pace. They gave us a great lecturer who is very understanding and great at explaining.’

Nkosianna, Teaching Assistant Level 2 learner

Careers and opportunities

‘There are many jobs in teaching and education: there is a demand for 50,000 new roles each year.’

Labour Market Intelligence

About us

Our expert team has decades of teaching experience. Our tutors have backgrounds in childcare, childminding, business studies, quality assessment, nursing, and teaching in nursery, primary and secondary schools.

Accreditation organisations include City and Guilds and NCFE/CACHE (the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education).

Start a course: book an assessment

For course dates and fees, please check our 2020-21 prospectus

You will need to book an assessment before you can enrol on these courses. Assessments are free and will help you enrol on the right course for your needs.