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New Teaching Assistant Course

PDT and partner offer a new Teaching Assistant Course

New Level 3 NCFE course in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, starting in late June 2022

Becoming a Teaching Assistant is a popular choice and for good reason. It’s a worthwhile and varied role, it can lead to a good career and it leaves the summer holidays free for those with children. So we are expecting a lot of applications!

This new Teaching Assistant course is being offered by ABM Training working with Paddington Development Trust.  You don’t need any qualifications to be accepted – just lots of enthusiasm and a clear sense of why you would like to do it. You will cover a range of topics including how schools work as organisations; how a child develops at different stages and how to support their learning in the classroom.

The course is taught online through tutor led workshops coupled with online modules that you can access in your own time, as well as one-to-one online meetings with your tutor. On average this amounts to eight hours a week plus homework. The teachers will support you through eleven assignments and, when the time is right, they will come out in person to observe you working with children. (You may already have a job or volunteering placement working with children, if not we will advise you how to find some practical experience so you can be assessed in the role. You will need to be able to show 100 hours of work in a placement during the course).

The course lasts for nine months and is free to unemployed people or those in unpaid volunteering roles. For those who are currently in paid jobs, we can advise how you might get financial support to enrol.

For more information, email Jessica on

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