Introduction to Working as a Teaching Assistant

When and Where

20 Feb 2018 - 3 Jul 2018 (34 hours, 17 weeks)
Days and times
Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00
Lewington Centre


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

This course is full. Register or log in to join the waiting list.
Kirsty McGrath
Course code

What you will learn

An accredited course for anyone wanting to make the first steps into working as a teaching assistant. Gain L1 Award in Occupational Studies.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Supporting individuals with specific learning activities
  • How to keep Children safe
  • How to support children's development
  • Working with teachers to plan learning
  • Providing equal access to all

Class format and activities

You will be working as a group or individually on written and reading tasks, projects and interactive activities.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

You will need to demonstrate a fluent level of English with strong written skills. In order to apply, you will have to complete an application form, an English assessment and an interview. For an application pack, please contact

What you need to know before you enrol

You will have to have 100% attendance, Homework will also be set regularly.

What you will need for your class

You will need a folder to organise and present your work, a pen, paper and you can bring your own mobile phone or tablet to use in class.

What you can do next

You can enter employment as a teaching assistant, or continue your studies at Level 2. You may also study for your English and Maths.