Helping Shape Your Future

Since 1986

Helping Shape Your Future

Since 1986

Teaching Assistant (Level 3)

This course will help if you would like to work within a school environment alongside a class teacher supporting the children and young people of all school ages from 5 – 16 to derive the most benefit from each lesson.

It is designed to give a good understanding of the role of a teaching assistant and requires that you have opportunity to put your learning into practice.


Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.

It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

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