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Study with us and become a teaching assistant

Teaching assistant with pupil

If a career as a Teaching Assistant is what you are looking for, then studying with us at Open Study College could be one of the best decisions you make for your career.

Our range of courses vary depending on your ability and career requirements, but we have something available for every, including an extensive range of accredited CACHE courses.


A Teaching Assistant’s role involves supporting activities for children and young people that take place in a learning environment. You may work with individual students and improve their learning, or perhaps groups of children for fun and rewarding activities.

Some, however, may specialise in working with those with learning difficulties or special needs; in this case, your role may be more specialised.

Duties may vary from general admin responsibilities to supporting the social and educational development of children and young people, or even helping with extra-curricular activities and creating lesson plans; the list goes on.


Working with children is one of the most rewarding careers. Not only are you able to spend your time with cute and adorable children (well…most of them anyway), but you are able to see them develop. Many people take pride in knowing that they have help shape the minds of the future generations.


Becoming a Teaching Assistant allows you to work with children and young people of all ages. In many schools, classroom teachers of all year groups need additional help, so you could have your pick of the bunch of age groups.

In terms of personal requirements, to become a teaching assistant you must have some of the following qualities:

  • A love of children and working with them
  • Patience
  • A passion for education


Studying a CACHE course with Open Study College is the best way to kick-start your career. CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) is the UK’s leading organisation for children and education, and provide nationally recognised qualifications to help progress those who want to work in this industry.

To become a Teaching Assistant, our CACHE Levels 2 And 3 – Certificate In Supporting Teaching And Learning In Schools is a great place to begin. It combines both Level 2 and 3 awards in order to boost your career prospects.

Or if you were looking for a more specialised area, the CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Difficulties focuses on the needs of children and young people with learning difficulties.

Whatever your preference, we have a wide range of CACHE courses of all levels and grades to get you started.


Give our education specialist team a call today on 03300 563 100. Alternatively, check out the courses online and enrol today! Check out our CACHE courses!

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