Teaching Assistant Course Level 3

This Teaching Assistant Level 3 course is designed for students who wish to gain an advanced understanding of the principles and practice of the Teaching/Classroom Assistant roles. Students may be completely new to the role of Teaching Assistant, may already be working in the classroom or they may already have completed a level 2 course.

The course and its assignments take into account the fact that you might not yet be working in a school, but quite obviously we would suggest that you do make contact with a school so that your evidence can be as authentic as possible. This is particularly important in the case of resources that a school might have.

Take this opportunity to study at your own leisure in the comfort of your own home. There are no classes or lecturers to attend, no travelling or parking costs. Lifestyle learning offers true flexibilty

Qualification: Teaching Assistant Award
Accredited: Yes
QCF Recognised: No, Equivalent level of learning at level 3
Awarding Body: ABC Awards
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 100 Hours - 12 Months Max Support
Credit Value: Not Applicable

Students looking for the fully listed QCF qualification should see our NCFE Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools level 3 course.

Teaching Assistant Course Level 3

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Course Fee: Starting at: £259.00

​​One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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Understand the role and responsibilities of the teaching Assistant in a learning environment
Understand how to organise and maintain the learning environment
Know how to plan, prepare and use a variety of resources and materials to support pupil learning
Understand how to keep relevant records of pupil performance and progress and contribute to teacher records and reports
Understand the relevant legislation, policies and procedures which support the health and safety of pupils in the learning environment and know how to keep pupils safe and secure
Know how to deal with emergency and first aid situations
Know how to develop positive relationships with colleagues

Understand the process of growth and development at specific ages
Understand the factors which influence the development and behaviour of pupils
Know how to observe pupil development and behaviour
Understand how to interact and communicate effectively with pupils
Understand the importance of planning, preparation and delivery of learning

Understand how the school is governed from a local and national perspective
Understand the key legislation and principal Acts affecting school governance
Understand the impact of key health and safety legislation on the role of the teaching Assistant
Understand the key rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee
Understand the implications of key policies for the promotion of Equal Opportunities and Diversity in the learning environment

Understand the relevant legislation and codes of practice for inclusion that affect provision for pupils with disabilities or special educational needs
Know how to encourage pupils with disabilities or special educational needs to participate in activities
Know how to provide support to pupils with disabilities or special educational needs and their families according to the procedures of the setting
Understand the principles of the partnership approach in working with the families of pupils with disabilities or special educational needs.

Know about a range of strategies to support literacy and numeracy in the classroom
Know how to support literacy and numeracy activities using a range of strategies and resources
Understand how pupils develop literacy and numeracy skills
Understand the national strategies and school policies for literacy and numeracy

Be able to prepare ICT resources for use in teaching and learning
Understand how to support the use of ICT resources for teaching and learning
Understand how to adapt ICT resources for teaching and learning in order to meet the individual learning needs of pupils

Understand the importance and benefits of play for pupils’ development and learning
Know how to support and encourage imaginative, creative and physical play
Understand the role of the adult in encouraging pupils to explore and investigate

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Students do not require a placement to complete this course. 

ABC Awards - Level 3 Teaching Assistant Award

This course has been accredited through ABC Awards scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 3 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

ABC Awards is Regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales & Northern Ireland. FQP programmes are designed to give formal recognition to courses in a wide range of subjects that fall outside the QCF. They are not qualifications; on successful graduation from the course you will receive a ABC Awards Certificate of Achievement.

 FQP courses are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by ABC Awards and can take up to 12 weeks to be received after completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued. 

Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 100. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to acheive, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likey you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.




Students are able to complete their course purely online though our ilearn it easy student portal or choose to receive a hard copy of the course lessons via the post. If you choose to receive a hard copy please note you will also be required to upload any completed assignments via the student portal. We do not accept course assignments via post.

Students can expect to receive access to the student portal via email within 3 working days of enrolment being received. Please allow 5 working days for receipt of hard copy materials if selected. 

If you choose to enrol please select your preferred method at checkout. 

All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor for 12 months who is contactable via email through our student portal. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.

This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. Students will be required to submit a series of assignments throughout their course by uploading completed assignments to our student portal. You are able to view our ilearn it easy portal here

Students should understand that part of any study programme requires an element of research on their part. As technology moves forward at a rapid pace a visit to the local library is no longer the chosen method of accessing information. Students are also expected to use the internet for research purposes and can expect to be referred to various blogs and websites such as You Tube and Google amongst other specific websites relating to their chosen subject. Tutors will not give you the answers to complete your assignments.

All correspondence with your tutor can be viewed via the portal along with all feedback and comments on submitted assignments. Access this from anywhere in the world from any device connected to the internet. True flexibility

Students can expect to receive feedback on submitted assignments within 7 days. However we expect delays on this timescale  during holiday periods e.g Summer holidays July/August, bank holidays and xmas. We appreciate your patience during these periods.

In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So let’s explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding.

Firstly, we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email accounts@ukopencollege.co.uk stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement, you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid in addition to any postage charges incurred by us.

All returns must remain unused and in resalable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 14 days as above. Unfortunately, if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 0121 288 0181 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call

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Date Added: 13/05/2014 by Jenny Penn
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I recently enrolled two members of staff onto this course. Shortly after enrolling i received a call...
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Date Added: 23/06/2014 by Charlotte Johnson
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This course is rubbish! I enroled last week and no one told me that the course is done from home an ...
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