Teaching Assistant Level 3

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Cambridge Open college

Course Provider

    Based in Rotherham

Regions covered


How to book

    Use the course enquiry form on the right or call them on 0843 886 0310.

Training Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Online/Distance Learning
  • Suitable for: Individual


Special Offer: £99


If you enjoy working with children and would like to play a part in their education and wellbeing, a job as a teaching assistant could be ideal for you. Accredited through the Focus Awards Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme, this rewarding course equips students to advance in a consistently growing market.

With a sharp focus on developing the knowledge and skills required to support children and young people in their learning environment, this course is perfect for any enthusiastic person seeking a fulfilling career path.

As a student on this course, you’ll also be eligible to avail of an incredible range of FREE extras, such as CV appraisal and interview preparation, to ensure rapid career development upon course completion.


This course comprises 8 distinct units, which are detailed on the ‘Snapshot’ tab above. These units are tailored to give students competence in the classroom environment, while at the same time providing a comprehensive understanding of the issues and subjects related to the support of children in education.

Core organizational skills, good communication levels with pupils, parents and teaching staff, and understanding all areas of child development are vital elements in the provision of effective childcare.

Other elements covered include awareness of health and safety aspects and knowledge of issues surrounding the safeguarding of children. You will explore how to support learning objectives, including the effective and compassionate treatment of those with special needs and other problems.


There are no set requirements and the course is open to people from all walks of life.

If you are interested in the development and learning of our younger generation and care about the rights of the individual, you are welcome to apply. The course materials are simple to follow and easy to understand. In addition, your tutor will be on hand to support you, and you will receive a comprehensive study guide to help you make the most of your time with us.

You should take note that in order to work in a school environment, or indeed any other organisation that involves access to children, you may be required to undergo a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check.

Unit 1: Child Development

Stages of Development
Physical Development
Intellectual development
Emotional Development
Social Development
Factors which affect growth and development
Key transitions in a child’s life

Unit 2: Safeguarding Children

Child Protection Timeline
The Children Act 1989
The Protection of Children Act 1999
The Children Act 2004
Every Child Matters
Childcare Act 2006
United Nations Convention in the Rights of the Child 1989
Further Legislation
Hidden Harm
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006
Common Assessment Framework
Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Safeguarding Children and Child Protection
Child Protection Plan
Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS)
Emergency Protection Orders
Care and Supervision Orders
Social Policy and Social Exclusion
Child Poverty
Child Protection Issues
Child Abuse
Parental Mental Health

Unit 3: Supporting children and young people’s health and safety

Unit 4: Personal Development

Unit 5: Supporting Learning Activities

Learning Objectives
Communicating with Pupils
Supporting Bilingual / Multilingual Pupils
Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Use of ICT
Supporting Pupils with Specific Needs

Unit 6: Developing and Maintaining Positive Working Relationships

Communication between parents and school
Communicating with Colleagues and other Professionals

Unit 7: Promoting Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Work With Children & Young People


Unit 8: Schools as Organisations

Types of Secondary School
The National Curriculum Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)
Administrative Tasks

When you have successfully completed this course, you will receive a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate of Achievement from Focus Award. Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and strives to offer endorsements to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of different subjects.

In terms of job prospects, there are few roles to compete with that of the Teaching Assistant. Full-time teaching assistants normally work regular school hours, Monday to Friday, term time only. Many teaching assistants work part-time. Full-time salaries range from £15,817-£25,016, increasing to £29,088 in the London area, depending upon experience and responsibilities.

In addition, you will learn valuable transferable skills, including communication and organisational skills. You’ll also gain the key competences required to deliver compassionate and effective care to the more vulnerable in society. These skills are ideal for starting or furthering your career.

If you choose to seek employment, you can avail of FREE CV appraisal and employment tools, such as advice on interview preparation. We are committed to your long-term success.

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