Skills Bootcamp for Teaching Assistants

Free Level 3 Teaching Assistant Course

We’re offering our Level 3 Teaching Assistant course, usually priced at £499, for FREE as part of our Skills Bootcamp in Teaching Support.

We have start dates for the course every 2 weeks so you’ll be able to get started the course much quicker compared to colleges who schedule courses to follow the academic year.

This course is perfect if you want to start a career as a teaching assistant or any other support role in a school, including; school caretaker, administrator, pastoral support officer or SEN teaching assistant.

This course was created to help schools recruit teaching assistant and support staff. And, to help people start a rewarding career in education.

This course is 100% online learning but you must attend regular scheduled live lessons.


Ready to start your journey to a career in Teaching Support? Click the button below to start an application.

Entry Requirements

Flexible, Online Learning with a Course Timetable that works for you..

We’ve built our Course Schedule with your everyday life in mind so you can fit your studies around your current job or carrying out the school run without missing out on live learning sessions.

Each week we’ll offer the ability to study in the morning, afternoon or evening so you can pick from the available units and times to suit your schedule.

After applying for the Skills Bootcamps you’ll be able to pick the sessions that suit you from our Course Schedule to build your own timetable.


Ready to start your journey to a career in Teaching Support? Click the button below to start an application.

What You'll Learn...

Course Modules

  • Understand the Role of a Teaching Assistant Week 1 & 2

    The Role of a TA
    The structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
    Roles and responsibilities in schools / Ethos, Mission, Aims and Values
    Legislation affecting schools
    Purpose of school policies and procedures
    Wider context in which schools operate

  • Understand Child & Young Person Development Week 3 & 4

    Expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
    Understand the factors that influence children and young people's development and how these affect practice
    Understand how to monitor children and young people's development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
    Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people.
    Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people's development.
    Understand the term Special Educational Needs

  • Safeguarding & Wellbeing Week 5 & 6

    Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
    Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
    Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
    Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
    Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
    Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing

  • Developing Professional Relationships with Children, young people & adults Week 7

    Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
    Understand how to work collaboratively
    Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

  • Communicating with children confidently Week 8

    Understand how to communicate with children and young people.
    Sharing creative learning experiences
    Support children's speech, language and communication

  • Promoting ED & I in work with children & young people Week 9

    Be able to promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people
    Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
    Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people

  • Support children & young people's health and safety Week 10

    Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety.
    Be able to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a work setting or off site visits
    Understand how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
    Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents emergencies and illness in work settings and off site visits.

  • Engaging in Personal Development in Children's and Young People's Settings Week 11

    Understand what is required for competence in own work role
    Be able to reflect on practice
    Be able to evaluate own performance (Gibbs Reflective cycle)
    Be able to use learning opportunities

  • Learning Through Play Week 12

    Understand the importance of creativity and imagination for the development of a child
    Understand the role of creative activities in enhancing children’s learning and development.
    Understand the importance of talking and listening activities in relation to children’s learning and development.

  • Understanding Special educational needs (including autism) Week 13 & 14

    Introduction to SEN
    Autism in Context
    Theories and History and representation of Autism
    Interventions and support available for autistic individuals
    Safeguarding in autism

  • understanding behavioural support Week 15

    Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour
    Be able to promote positive behaviour
    Be able to respond to challenging behaviour

  • support assessment and learning activities Week 16

    Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
    Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
    Be able to support learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements > Be able to contribute to reviewing assessment for learning


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