Train to become a fully qualified Teaching Assistant
Develop the knowledge and skills needed for the rapidly changing role of a Teaching Assistant with our extremely sought after professional qualifications. Our highly qualified and experienced tutors are fully equipped to prepare you for your future career as a Teaching Assistant.
Choose your qualification
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
If you are volunteering or employed as a Teaching Assistant in a school or college, this 10 month course will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working in a supervised role with children and young people.
There are 11 units including equality and diversity, safeguarding and effective learning environments.
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
If you have been working as a Teaching Assistant or volunteering in a school or college for over a year, with a high level of responsibility, then this 12 month course is for you. It includes 16 units covering all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and assessment for learning, special needs and disabilities, the use of IT in the learning environment, bilingual support and personal development and reflective practice.
NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and College
This 12 month course aims to provide professional development opportunities for practitioners already working within a school or college. This qualification will embrace the wealth of experience, proven knowledge and skills of the learner in a teaching and learning environment. There are 5 units including working with families and professionals, implementing change, and promoting children and young people to improve mental health and wellbeing.
"There are over 5,000 Teaching Assistant jobs in Dorset, that's 15% above the national average!" EMSI
Why Bournemouth & Poole College?
Many of our students secure jobs while on the course and a huge 95% of our students tell us that their course exceeded their expectations.
We work with over 60 local primary and secondary schools, including schools with special needs education, pupil referral units and schools for children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. This means you will acquire the best skills and knowledge to prepare you for work in any classroom.
Our courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications. They are flexible, well supported and we are dedicated to developing innovative practices and new technologies. We will ensure that you have the most up-to-date and relevant skills required to fulfil your role as a Teaching Assistant.
Meet our students
“The whole experience has changed my outlook and how I deal with my own children. I see them and their needs differently and I feel like it’s made me a better mum.”
“I would put this experience in the top five worthwhile things I’ve done in my life.”
"It's given me so much confidence; I have gone from strength to strength."