Teaching Assistant Courses – Discover Your Passion
December 14, 2017 / Sharnie Carter
- “I love being around children and young people”
- “Seeing children and young people develop makes me feel accomplished and proud”
- “I would love to work in a school but I’m not sure I want to teach…”
If this sounds like what goes through your mind, then our Teaching Assistant courses are exactly what you are looking for.
Becoming a teaching assistant is a very rewarding career. It allows you to work with children and young people of various ages, whether in a primary or secondary school in a variety of areas. Duties can range from assisting in a classroom with daily activities, to giving support a special needs child, or even helping with the end of year production; the range is endless.
Which Teaching Assistant courses are right for me?
You don’t need a specific qualification to become a teaching assistant. All that is required is a basic competency in literacy and numeracy. Easy enough, right?
But what we would suggest is to get ahead of the game and enrol on one of our Teaching Assistant courses. Our distance learning courses give you a great advantage due to their vast and detailed content.
There are a few questions that you should ask yourself when deciding which course to enrol on:
- What do I already know?
- What kind of teaching assistant do I want to be?
If you are a complete beginner, the Teaching Assistant Level 2 is a great place to start. It goes into depth about the basic principles, and allows you to understand the challenges you may face in your role. It even explains the safeguarding regulations and how to handle specific situations.
Those who are interested in a more specialised field may be more interested in the Teaching Assistant Level 2 and Child Psychology Level 3 bundle course. Or perhaps the Teaching Assistant and Special Needs Level 3. These courses incorporate the basic principles of being a teaching assistant with the specialised information of the chosen sector.
How can Open Study College help me?
We are here to help from the beginning to the end of your study journey.
We have a team of professionally trained Student Advisers who know the ins and outs of our Teaching Assistant courses, and will be able to inform you of the right course for you.
Your personal tutor will assist you through the course, and assess you through regular assignments. If you have any queries or problems, they will be there to help.
The course will be provided in either an online or study pack format for you to study at your own pace. Adjust your learning around your schedule and make it work best for you.
Where do I start?
Browse our online catalogue here or give our team a call on 03300 563100 to start your journey to your dream career today!