Teaching Assistant Framework

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At present, schools and nurseries are not taking volunteers due to Covid-19 restrictions, therefore it is currently not possible to meet the workplace requirements for vocational qualifications. In response to this, we have created an exciting framework of knowledge-based qualifications that you will study online. The framework enables you to develop an understanding of the knowledge, skills and experience required to work as a teaching assistant in a primary or secondary school.

Course Information

The framework develops your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teaching assistant in a school. You will learn about supporting learning in the classroom as well as developing your understanding of behaviour management, how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people and health and safety policies and procedures. The framework is studied online, enabling you to benefit from flexible learning at a time and pace suitable for your own needs. You will gain valuable qualifications which will enhance your CV and future career opportunities. You will be supported online by experienced tutors who will help to guide you through your learning programme. Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences provided online.


Who is this course for?

Anyone who is considering a career working with children and young people in an educational setting.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • Supporting learning activities
  • Safeguarding and prevent
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Equality and diversity

Benefits / Skills

  • Flexible learning - study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs
  • Accredited qualifications to enhance your CV
  • A foundation for progression onto further vocational study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities 
  • Gain confidence in your English and maths skills

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry or experience requirements, however you will need to be at Level 1 for literacy.

Career Progression

Progression may include Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2. All students progressing onto vocational qualifications will need an enhanced DBS.

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Course Details


18 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date

Your start date will be one of the following, depending on which location you attend:

  • 29/11/2021
  • 24/05/2022

Course Code


Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Flexible online learning


Understand the roles and responsibilities of the teaching assistant in a school


No experience required

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