Teaching Assistant Course

A teaching assistant course is a great way to start your career in schools. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work effectively with children and young people. The course will also give you insight into the day-to-day running of a school, and how you can support teaching staff in their roles.


Our Level 2 Teaching Assistant online course will help you prepare for school job roles such as; Classroom Assistant, School Librarian, Early Years Practitioner and Learning Support Assistant in a primary school setting.

This is a combined course with modules from our Level 2 Teaching Assistant course and Level 2 Childcare course. We’ve chosen the course combination and units to help improve your chances of getting a job at a primary school, nursery, play centre and other settings working with children.

You’ll receive two certificates when you complete the course, a Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges certificate and a Level 2 Award in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People certificate.

This course is a knowledge-only qualification and does not require you to complete a placement.

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You would need to study for 18 hours of learning per week to complete this course in 10 weeks.

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Your Learning Journey with Think Employment

All of our learners will follow the same steps, so they can gain their desired qualifications and move forward with their chosen career.

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Career Prospects

Our Level 2 Teaching Assistant course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the role of a teaching assistant, as well as how schools work as organisations. You’ll be able to progress into work as a teaching assistant with confidence and an advantage over unqualified teaching assistants when applying for positions in such a competitive job market. This advantage increases with our multiple courses giving you an edge with more necessary qualifications and a better chance of getting promoted to a higher paid role.