Level 3 Award Teaching Assistant (QCF) – £350.00

  • No placement required
  • Recognised qualification in schools
  • No entry requirements
  • 12 Credits
  • Upgrade to Certificate 


Level 3 Certificate Teaching Assistant (QCF) – £1400.00

  • Volunteered or employed placement required 3-6 hours per week
  • Recognised qualification in schools
  • No entry requirements
  • 32 Credits
  • Upgrade to Diploma

Level 3 Diploma Teaching Assistant (QCF) – £1600.00

  • Volunteered or employed placement required 7-10 hours
  • Recognised qualification in schools
  • No entry requirements
  • 44 Credits

Teaching Assistant

If you are looking to become a qualified Teaching Assistant,  you have certainly come to the right place! At Reach4skills we offer a comprehensive package of qualifications. All of our Teaching Assistant qualifications are Government approved QCT qualifications and all are fully certified by Cache making them the most sought after qualifications around.

Each of our three qualifications stand alone and all are recognised and respected by Head Teachers, this means they are at the top of a Head Teachers requirements when recruiting for Teaching Assistant positions so they will look great on your CV!

Our qualifications range from the Level 3 Award to the Level 3 Certificate and then onto the full Level 3 Diploma. There is a clear upgrade path between the three which offers you a very easy and cost effective progression. There is absolutely no requirement to make this progression,  neither is there the necessity to start on the Award and work your way up, you simply choose the qualification that is right for you and your circumstances at the time.

Should you at any time wish to extend your learning and upgrade your qualification you simply pay the difference in price (plus a small admin fee) – it couldn’t be simpler!

Which qualification is ideal for me?

 Our Level 3 Award is an excellent qualification to start you off if you are at the beginning of your learning journey, priced competitively at just £350, (payment plan available), it is a knowledge based qualification which means you do not even have to be working in a school to achieve it!  If at some point whilst studying for your Award you find a school placement either on a voluntary or paid basis, you can, if you wish, upgrade your qualification to the Level 3 Certificate.

 If you are lucky enough to already have a school placement then you may wish to begin with our Level 3 Certificate. This is made up of all the knowledge modules included in the Award but also includes practical experience and assessment whilst working or volunteering, with children in the classroom. We recommend that your placement is for at least 3-6 hours each week.

Our Level 3 Diploma is the highest qualification we offer and one that we recommend to individuals who already have a school placement either paid or voluntary and who have some previous experience of working with children. The recommended number of hours for a placement for this qualification are at least 7-10 hours each week. The Diploma is ideal for candidates who are perhaps considering a career as a higher level Teaching Assistant or a perhaps a future career as a Teacher.

Why become a TA?

Teaching Assistant roles are a rewarding and flexible career path, that is easily managed around a busy family life. It also offers opportunities to support children and teachers, and help leave a positive impact on their learning and development. In this role you will have the opportunity to set professional goals, have access to in-house training and further development courses or workshops.

You could make a difference and support teachers, children and their families in the classroom; developing and supporting their learning journey, as well as your own personal development journey. At Reach4Skills, we can fully support you on your journey to becoming a qualified teaching assistant, using a personalised approach to the highest standard.

How does it work?

  • We use an online learning system which uses various teaching techniques to suit all learning styles, these include online lessons, learning resources, e-portfolio and communication systems and combine that with workshop, tutorials and 1-2-1 taught sessions.
  • Learners can track their progress as they continue with their course, and can see the percentage they have achieved so far.
  • Tutors can mark work swiftly and give learners feedback immediately via the e-portfolio. Tutors and learners can also keep in contact using the email system.
  • Our courses particularly require a more personalised approach to learning, and our Tutors will make every effort to tailor the course to suit the needs of each learner. This is especially effective for any learners with additional learning needs.
  • Learners do not need to take time out of a busy school schedule to go to college as our Tutors will mainly come to you for any observations required. This means learners can fit in their qualification alongside their current job or placement.  If an apprenticeship, employers will need to supply paid learning time within the working week for independent study (minimum of 4 hours a week).

What do I need to start my qualification?

  • The Award requires no placement in a school, you can start this qualification anytime, and if you find a placement you can upgrade to the Certificate.
  • The Certificate and Diploma require you to be working or volunteering in a school setting in order to support your learning by being able to demonstrate practical knowledge and skills.
  • To have a passion for supporting children’s learning and development
  • The drive to want to further yourself professionally

Is there anything else I need to know?

  • Prices do vary from course to course, so please look carefully under the specific course information
  • Course completion times can vary from 6 – 18 months
  • The TA qualification is suitable for working with Year 1+, however, if you wish to work with reception children, we would highly recommend our Early Years Educator qualification
  • We can support and offer assistance in finding a school placement to support your studies (learning in a setting whilst studying is an important part of your learning journey. It is required for you to gain valuable practice based experience, knowledge and skills)