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Teaching Assistant Certificate Level 2 Course

This Teaching Assistant Certificate Level 2 course will provide comprehensive knowledge and skills appropriate to the conduct of a classroom support role and to participate in a wide range of classroom support activities.

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This Teaching Assistant Certificate Level 2 course will develop your skills and improve career prospects.

As a teaching assistant your duties would be to support teachers with their everyday work in the classroom, so that they can concentrate on teaching. You could possibly have other job titles such as classroom assistant or learning support assistant too. As a teaching assistant you would also support any children that may have individual needs, working one-to-one or in smaller groups. With experience, you may also supervise the class if the teacher is absent for a short period.

In some schools you could have specialist skills to further aid your students, such as literacy, numeracy, Special Educational Needs or Music. Bilingual teaching assistants are often employed in schools with children whose first language might not be English.

There will always be a need for teaching assistants and the job can often be a more personal experience than as a teacher. It is also a vital role in the classroom and with classroom sizes increasing, there is a growing need for more teaching assistants.  You will get to work very closely with children and help them better themselves, which you will find is a very fulfilling and rewarding experience!


The course will be delivered by post including Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

Throughout your course, you'll have the support of a Tutor to guide you. Additionally, you can reach out to the Student Support Team for help with any other questions you may have. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.


Mandatory Units

Module 1: Supporting the Teacher

  • Element 1. The learning environment
  • Element 2. Pupil behaviour
  • Element 3. Observing and recording

Module 2: Supporting the Pupil

  • Element 1. Care and support
  • Element 2. Health and hygiene
  • Element 3. Child protection

Module 3: Supporting the Curriculum

  • Element 1. The National Curriculum
  • Element 2. Planning, evaluating and assisting
  • Element 3. Assisting pupils during all learning activities

Module 4: Supporting the School

  • Element 1. Legal requirements
  • Element 2. School organisation
  • Element 3. Policies and procedures

Optional Units (Choose three)

Module 5: Supporting ICT in the Classroom

  • Element 1. Preparation and Maintenance of ICT Equipment
  • Element 2. Supporting the Use of ICT Equipment
  • Element 3. Keeping Pupil Records

Module 6: Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs

  • Element 1. Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
  • Element 2. Support for Learners

Module 7: Supporting Literacy Development

  • Element 1. Supporting the Development of Reading Skills
  • Element 2. Supporting the Development of Writing Skills
  • Element 3. Supporting the Development of Speaking and Listening Skills

Module 8: Supporting Numeracy Development

  • Element 1. Supporting the Development of Number Skills
  • Element 2. Supporting the Development of Problem Solving and Data Handling Skills
  • Element 3. Supporting the Understanding of Measures, Shape and Space

Module 9: Working with Others

  • Element 1. Working in Teams
  • Element 2. Working with Colleagues
  • Element 3. Working with other Professionals and Parents

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • 12 months tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Certification

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

There will be no additional costs for this course.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 160 and 180 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards and Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


The Level 2 Teaching Assistant Certificate course has been benchmarked at a level 2 which would give you some indication as to the difficulty of this course.  I.e., GCSE would be equivalent to Level 2 and A’ Level would be equivalent to Level 3.


Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full course.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Certification
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Free Notebook and Pen.
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.