Teaching Assistant Programme

Receive all the support you need to become a Teaching Assistant. “Today is the beginning of the rest of your life”.

Are you a single parent in receipt of benefits?

Would you like to become a qualified Teaching Assistant?

If YES, we are currently offering a fantastic opportunity for you to train for FREE to gain the qualifications to become a teaching assistant, with wrap around support.

This programme is suitable for participants aged 19+, who are single parents and in receipt of benefits in the following boroughs:

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Romford
  • Redbridge

Participants must have a Level 1 English and Maths qualification, be capable of studying at Level 2, be seeking employment and have an interest in working in schools.



Core Subjects

  • Structured work placement within a school, suitably risk assessed- 12 hours a week
  • L2 NCFE CACHE Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (including SEN unit and safeguarding)- 4 hours a week Classroom Based
  • L1 or L2 English and Maths Qualification (dependant on current level)- 8 hours a week Online
  • L2 NCFE Understanding children and young people’s mental health L2 NCFE Understanding children and young people’s mental health- Online
  • NCFE accredited Employability skills, including unit on mind-set and GOALS motivational training- 3 days Online
  • Paediatric First Aid Training- 3 days Classroom Based
  • Digital Training Workshop- Days dependent on individual needs Classroom Based

Optional Extras

  • Introduction to British Sign Language
  • Introduction to Makaton
  • L2 NCFE Understanding behaviour that challenges

Prior to starting the programme learners will need to complete an initial assessment and individual learning plan.

Whilst on the programme learners will take a combination of assessments and exams.

Once the programme has been completed learners can go into employment in a Teaching Assistant role or progress onto other mainstream teaching courses.

To apply for this programme please email Cassie Spicer or call 07944511371

Teaching Assistant Programme Case Study