The traditional route to becoming a teaching assistant is through a 12-month+ college course, but this isn’t viable for everyone. Many people have schedules that prevent them from taking a college course that runs on a specific day or at a specific time. If you’re one of these people, you may find an online course more useful.
In this article, we explain what a distanced online teaching assistant training course involves and how it could benefit you.
How can I take a teaching assistant course online?
There are various teaching assistant courses available on online platforms such as CTC Training. We offer all of the following:
- Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
- Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Level 4 Certificate in Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Simply find your desired course and sign up to the online platform. You’ll gain access to the 24/7 student portal, where you can view course content and upload assessments at your leisure.
Are online teaching assistant courses genuine?
Yes! You’ll receive the same qualifications from an online course as you would from a college course. All the qualifications available at CTC Training are OFQUAL-regulated and recognised across the UK.
What are the benefits of an online course?
The main benefit of opting for an online learning course over a college course is the flexibility. With CTC you have 24/7 access to your course, so you can learn as quickly or slowly as you’d like. On a busy schedule? No problem, you can work one hour a day at 1am or eight hours a day, 9-5 — the choice is up to you.
What are the requirements for an online teaching assistant course?
The entry requirements for your course will depend on the level. The level 2 courses are foundation courses and have no specific entry requirement besides a minimum of level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
It should be noted that completion of some of the courses will require you to demonstrate your skills in a classroom. You will be required to be either working or volunteering in a school as a teaching assistant to earn your qualifications. However, all written assessments can be completed online and at your own pace through the online student portal.
What are you waiting for? Start your journey to becoming a qualified teaching assistant through CTC Training and enrol today to gain 24/7 access to the student portal. You’ll also be assigned a tutor who you can contact for advice and support whenever you need it.
Aimed at learners employed in a teaching assistant role who wish to progress to Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.
Helping to develop professional skills in preparation for a job as a teaching assistant.