Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 1

Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 1

Course fees: FREE
PLEASE NOTE: To enrol onto this course, please apply using Google Chrome

Course aims

Teaching Assistants support children with their learning activities in the classroom. They work closely with teachers to make sure pupils enjoy learning in a safe and caring setting. If you like working with children and want to play a part in their education and well-being, this career could be ideal for you.

This qualification is about gaining an insight into working in a learning environment, whether this is in a primary, secondary or special school.  You will learn about the different types of schools in the education sector and how they are organised.

This online course will prepare you for further learning while developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school, how to support the well-being of children and young people and how young people develop basic skills including children’s learning in and out of the classroom.

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required. However, learners looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

  • be aged 18 years or above;
  • possess a solid knowledge of the English language;
  • have access to a computer and the internet for the duration of the whole course;
  • basic computer skills: e.g. word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc; and
  • have a genuine desire to succeed.

Learners do not require a placement to complete this course

How to apply

Course content

You will learn practical skills to support you on further learning and development. 

During this online course you will be expected to produce some written work.

The course content will include some of the following:

  • understanding schools and organisations;
  • understanding how to keep children safe and well; and
  • understanding how to communicate with children, young people and adults.


Accredited through Cache

Where can it lead?

A teaching assistant qualification can be beneficial when improving job prospects and gain substantial knowledge about child development. It is aimed at learners volunteering working in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

After this course you may wish to progress on to Level 2 vocational course.

In terms of employment, you may use your transferable knowledge and practical skills in jobs such as:

Your skills may be used as follows:

  • Access further learning
  • Complete a vocational course
  • Use your skills at work or University
  • Volunteering or working in a schools

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