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 with the help of Greater Manchester schools and supported by Greater Manchester Combined Authority to help people start a rewarding career in education.
This course is 100% online learning but you must attend regular scheduled live lessons.
Our Skills Bootcamps in Teaching Support are free because they’re funded by Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification would usually cost £499. Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s funding for Skills Bootcamps is part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and funded through the Department of Education’s National Skills Fund.
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.
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
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
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
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
Understand how to communicate with children and young people. Sharing creative learning experiences Support children's speech, language and communication
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
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.
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
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.
Introduction to SEN Autism in Context Theories and History and representation of Autism Interventions and support available for autistic individuals Safeguarding in autism
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
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
Our courses are available at no cost to you because they’re government funded (subject to eligibility). This means you can start your career without any costs.
This is an intensive 12 week programme that will give you an insight and understanding into a number of Teaching Support roles and does not require any placements or former experience.
The course is 100% online and does not require you to attend a centre. However, the sessions are live so you will need to be available for these at the times shown in the schedule.
On competion of our Skills Bootcamps in Teaching Support you’ll receive a nationally recognized Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Our dedicated team of Success Coaches will work with you to gain employment within Teaching Support, we’ll help you prepare for interviews as well as put you in touch with any of our partner schools with vacancies.
We’ve been given a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating for our training and have a Trustpilot Rating of 4.7* from our past learners so you can rest assured that you’re choosing a trusted training provider!
We’ve helped thousands of learnes start their careers and they’ve given us an almost perfect tripadvisor rating!