Teaching Assistant Level 3


Do you enjoy working with children? Why not inspire them to be more, by becoming a level 3 teaching assistant. This course provides you with advanced knowledge required to be benchmarked as a level 3 teaching assistant within a school.

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About This Course

Are you interested in becoming a teaching assistant with the authority to teach a class and help children develop? Then this course is for you, with the option of learning from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.

Starting salaries are above the minimum wage and range from £12,000 to £17,000 per annum.

Learn how to accommodate different learning styles whilst involving children in the play space creation.

Our course covers all of the core requirements to become a level 3 teaching assistant, covering the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, whilst also teaching you the psychical development stages of children.

Studying from home provides an affordable route to education which is far more cost effective than University education. As this is role related, it allows for instant recognition as a teaching assistant which will help with gaining employment.

Teaching assistants are highly respected and valued in the education sector, as there is a growing necessity of their use. With successful completion of this diploma, you will be able to work as a TA in a private or public school.

As a level 3 student, you will be provided with additional responsibility in comparison to a level 2 teaching assistant, which will be reflected in your yearly pay.

Course Units

  • Unit 1: Supporting Learning Through Activities
  • Unit 2: Learning Through Play
  • Unit 3: Developing Positive Behaviour
  • Unit 4: Becoming an Effective Team Member
  • Unit 5: Early Years Curriculum Planning
  • Unit 6: Supporting Pupils with Particular Needs


Our teaching assistant level 3 course takes on average 100 hours to finish and is assessed based on a series of written assignments and questions (requiring descriptive answers) that will test your course knowledge on a unit by unit basis. Within these assignments, you will need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge to your personal tutor, as well as be able to reflect on your practice when applied within the workplace.

The good news is – you can start our online course at any time – making it ideal for those wishing to combine their studies with their existing job commitments. All we ask is that you complete these units within a year of your registration.

Required Knowledge

There is no requirement to have any background knowledge of qualifications to complete/enrol on this course and your tutor will provide support from day one! If you do have any additional learning requirements, please let your tutor know as they will then be able to tailor their feedback and support around your requirements.

Awarding Body

By the end of this course you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards, one of the largest UK awarding bodies (your certificate will also list all of the modules completed as part of your course as an appendix).

This course has been endorsed by the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme, this means that the course has undergone external quality checks by the awarding body to ensure it meets a high standard.

Completion of this course will not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, however it follows the framework set by Ofqual and may be used as evidence of knowledge and skill in the area.

ABC Awards are recognised nationally and boast an impressive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulation qualifications.


You will receive the teaching assistant level 2 manual, assignments and a comprehensive study guide, alongside your very own personal tutor who can provide you with endless support via email.

Our student support team can also handle any other queries you may have whilst completing your course, meaning you never have to struggle or feel isolated in your studies. Instead, our team will always be on hand to help throughout the full 12-month duration of your course (you are able to complete earlier than 12 months).

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully accredited by Ofqual regulated awarding bodies
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

This is a fully endorsed qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 12 month period.

Unlike other providers, there are no credit checks or application forms to complete during enrolment.

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment is not up to scratch you can re-try as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).


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