Introduction to Becoming a Teaching Assistant [Enquiry Only]



Thinking about a supporting role within a school? Then why not take the first steps in becoming a teaching assistant by joining this six week introductory course. The course will include understanding how a school operates and the role of a teaching assistant; now numeracy and literacy are delivered in a primary school setting; identify the different ways children learn and how this can be supported; explore strategies to effectively deal with behaviour issues; the importance of Safeguarding and the well-being of pupils. Cover the key legislation and practices relating to health and safety within a school environment. Please note due to the funding we receive from Step2Skills, this course is for residents of Hertfordshire only, if you have any questions please contact ACL on 01727 737154 or email


Am I right for the course?

If you are thinking about a supporting role with in a school and what to explore that role then this course is a perfect introduction

Students need to be 19 years old and over, have a minimum of Entry 3 in English (Reading & Writing) and be a Hertfordshire resident to join

Assessment will be through individual/ group activities

What Next?

During the course guidance will be provided in applying for a role. To progress and attain a recognised qualification which includes the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

You can take another Community Learning course, or find out about other adult courses at the College. We also host a number of self-organised groups such as Portuguese, Spanish and French. For further information please contact the Community Learning Team on 01727 737154.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

In need of more advice?

Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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