Teaching Assistant Level 3

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Kickstart a rewarding career supporting the learning of children and young people and take steps to become a qualified Teaching assistant with the Teaching Assistant Level 3. This course is endorsed by ABC Awards – a regulated organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

This Teaching Assistant training course is designed to equip learners with the fundamental skills and knowledge to fast track their career as a teaching assistant. It explores the role and responsibilities of a teaching assistant in detail, with an introduction to teaching support best practices and teaching methodologies. 

Throughout the course, learners will familiarise with crucial teaching techniques to aid children’s development and promote a healthy learning environment. From safeguarding to confidence-building and activity planning, this instructor-led program covers everything you need to know. Lastly, you will be introduced to effective teaching methods for assisting SEN pupils with learning difficulties such as autism, ADHD and dyslexia.

Learning Objectives

  • Fast track your career in teaching with an internationally-recognised certificate
  • Be able to support children when it comes to building their literacy & numeracy skills
  • Develop essential communication, organisation and listening skills 
  • Be able to provide learning support to children with special educational needs (SEN)
  • Learn how to build strong working relationships with pupils and family
  • Understand the basics of classroom management and managing difficult behaviour
  • Have an awareness of the various factors that affect children’s behaviour
  • Broaden your understanding of mental and physical development in children

Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable for aspiring teaching assistants and those who are new to the role who wish to test their knowledge and skills to progress in their career. It is ideal for those who have some basic knowledge of teaching practices and those who have successfully completed the Teaching Assistant Level 2 course.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.


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 Course Gate 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 3 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 Course Gate to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa 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.


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate by paying the accreditation fee of £78. There is an additional £10 postal charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career path

On successful completion of the course, learners will have the fundamental knowledge and skills to kickstart an exciting career in teaching, with the opportunity to work with children from the ages of 1-11 years. Career opportunities in this field include:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • SENCO 
  • EYFS Teaching Assistant 
  • Nursery Nurse

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Fundamentals of Teaching
Understanding the Development of Children and Young Person 01:00:00
Communication and Professional Relationships with Pupils and Family 01:00:00
Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young Person 01:00:00
Assessment Module 01
Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – Teaching Assistant Level 3 00:10:00
Module 02: Teaching Methodologies - Part 1
Education – A Group Enterprise 00:20:00
Traits to Develop 00:30:00
Grow the Attention 00:30:00
Learning Good Habits 00:25:00
Importance of Memory 00:30:00
Assessment Module 02
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Teaching Assistant Level 3 00:10:00
Module 03: Teaching Methodologies - Part 2
Imagination is Important 00:16:00
Breakdown of Thinking Process 00:30:00
Appreciation – An Aesthetic Emotion 00:20:00
Learning Reflexive Activities 00:35:00
Differing Individuals 01:00:00
Assessment Module 03
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Teaching Assistant Level 3 00:10:00
Module 04: Teaching Methodologies - Part 3
Morality Matters 00:30:00
Different Learning Methods 00:15:00
Different Psychological Exercises 00:30:00
Problems, Situations & Solutions 00:20:00
Measuring the Achievements 01:00:00
Assessment Module 04
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Teaching Assistant Level 3 00:10:00
Module 05: SEN Teaching
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teacher 00:05:00
Statutory and Regulatory Context for SEN 00:30:00
Principles and Practice of Leadership in Different Contexts 00:15:00
How SEN and Disabilities Affect Pupils’ Participation and Learning 00:15:00
Strategies for Improving the Performance of the Pupils with SEN 00:10:00
Assessment Module 05
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Teaching Assistant Level 3 00:10:00
Module 06: SENCO Training
Whole-school Planning and Organisation 00:40:00
Assessment 00:10:00
Teamwork for SEN: Roles and Functions 00:40:00
Planning for Individual Students with SEN 00:15:00
Teaching and Learning in the Inclusive School 00:20:00
Assessment Module 06
Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Teaching Assistant Level 3 00:10:00
Module 07: Autism
Introduction to Autism 00:20:00
Causes and Diagnosis of Autism 00:45:00
Other Conditions Associated with ASD 01:00:00
In-depth Understanding and Dealing with Autistic Behaviour 01:00:00
Socialising and Communication 00:45:00
Choosing Schools 00:45:00
What Should Teachers Do? 00:30:00
Sex Education and Puberty 00:30:00
Interventions: Treatments and Therapies for Autism 00:45:00
Government policies on autism in England 00:30:00
Assessment Module 07
Module 07 Final Quiz Exam – Teaching Assistant Level 3 00:10:00
Recommended Readings
Recommended Readings – Teaching Assistant Level 3 7 days



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