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Become a teaching assistant

It's one of the most rewarding careers available. You'll help students reach their full potential, guide their learning and watch them flourish. You'll face unique challenges, but no two days are ever the same. You're changing lives.

Our level two and three courses in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools give you the tools you need to work in a variety of settings: primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

Once you've completed your pathway, you'll have the skills you need to start your career.

  • Be a teaching assistant
  • Become a learning support worker
  • Become a special educational needs (SEN) support worker
  • Be a family support worker
  • Progress into teaching

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Abdullah Ibrahim, 39

Teaching Assistant at HLC Secondary School

"I previously worked in a charity shop, but started my level three qualification after realising how much I enjoyed working with young people. In June, I started my work placement as a teaching assistant at HLC Secondary - then in December I was offered a permanent job that I fit around my college studies. I love working with people and being able to help students' skills flourish."

Rebecca Jones, 22

Learning Support Practitioner at The Willow Tree

"I knew I wanted a career change from hairdressing, and after visiting Telford College and seeing how much it had to offer, it was a no brainer! I'm now a learning support practitioner at The Willow Tree, working with children with special educational needs. I've even been offered a university place and hope to gain my Ba Hons in Education Studies to become a primary or SEN teacher."

Free courses and loan options available

Study to retrain part-time

Progress onto higher education

Study at a university-standard campus


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