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What is a teaching ASSISTANT?

A teaching assistant provides important support to teachers in a school setting. They support the learning of children and pupils, often providing extra support to those who need it the most. Their roles and responsibilities vary but the job role is incredibly rewarding and a teaching assistant is an important job role.

Our teaching assistant courses can offer you all the teaching assistant training you’d receive in a college but through distance learning, meaning you can study from wherever.

There are many ways to get into teaching assistant roles, but studying a distance learning course with us means you will be able to study alongside your other commitments.

With a range of higher level teaching assistant courses and qualifications we have on offer, you can progress your teaching assistant career to the next level.


CACHE courses

The majority of the courses we offer within the childcare and education sector are CACHE qualifications.

Who are CACHE?

The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) are the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working within care and education. CACHE qualifications are recognised across the education and care industries and they are amongst the most well-known and respected

Our range of CACHE vocational qualifications are suitable for individuals involved in early years, education, childcare, and health and social care. All courses lead to a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification and are accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). CACHE work closely with employers and learners to ensure that students have a progression route whether it’s into further study, a career or university.

These qualifications have helped millions of people obtain the skills and knowledge they need to meet the professional standards required in the care, education and health industries.

Types of CACHE qualifications

Certain CACHE qualifications are available as either an award, certificate or diploma. These are known as nested qualifications. Nested qualifications allow learners to top up their previous studies in a subject to achieve the next qualification in the group. This allows learners to progress from the award to the certificate and then the diploma.

CACHE Alumni Membership

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni Membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a CACHE qualification.


TQUK courses

Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) are another awarding body who endorses a number of our childcare and education-related courses. TQUK are an Ofqual regulated awarding body. They
cover courses in first aid, health and safety, food safety, education and training.

TQUK courses are not official qualifications, but they are recognised by industry employers. Their courses are an ideal way to boost your knowledge in a specific subject and progress with your professional development. At the end of your TQUK course you will receive a certificate of achievement to demonstrate that you have completed a course which has provided you with knowledge relevant to your career.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We are delighted that you are considering joining us to study and take pleasure in welcoming you to our family.

Open Study College is one of the UK’s leading distance learning colleges. We provide professionally recognised teaching assistant qualifications that enable you to study at your own pace, in your own environment either online or via printed materials sent to your home.

We understand that choosing a course is a big decision. That’s why we have a team of friendly, knowledgeable specialists that can help you choose the right teaching assistant course for you.

Over the past 15 years we’ve enrolled over 110,000 people on courses that have improved their education and their career prospects!

Our education specialists can answer any questions you may have, talk you through our finance options, and get you enrolled over the telephone.

As a family-founded college, we think of our learners as extended members of our family. We’re all here to help you achieve your goals in life, whatever they may be.

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