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Teaching Assistant

My Distance Learning College


This course is designed for people who either are, or wish to become, a teaching assistant.

Teaching assistants carry out a range of practical and administrative tasks, and work under the direction of the class teacher in the supervision and support of pupils' learning. In doing this they are helping to make more time available for the teacher to teach.

Classroom assistants work under the direction and supervision of teachers in order to help promote effective learning and teaching. They carry out tasks delegated to them by teachers and refer back to teachers on issues requiring professional expertise.

The teaching assistant is able to contribute in four main areas:

  • Supporting the teacher
  • Supporting the pupil
  • Supporting the school
  • Supporting the curriculum

This course covers topics such as:

  • Supporting the Teacher
  • Supporting the Pupil
  • Supporting the Curriculum
  • Supporting the School
  • Supporting ICT in the Classroom
  • Supporting Pupils with Special Education Needs
  • Supporting Literacy Development
  • Supporting Numeracy Development
  • Working with Others


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Teaching Assistant Diploma

Teaching Assistant Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE Level 3 Teaching Assistant Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 3, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9192
cost $495.00
estimated time to
complete course
162 Hours
course materials
365 Days