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STEP Teaching Assistant


Teaching, Training and Assessing

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



3 weeks


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Course Overview

This course is the Skills Training Employment Programme for Teaching Assistants. This course gives you the skills and knowledge to help support teachers and learners in the classroom.

What will I learn?

You will gain knowledge of specific areas of learning that will help you understand the what is needed to become a successful Teaching Assistant. These topics of understanding are:

- Special Educational Needs
- Prevent
- Behaviour Management
- Supporting Maths an English (including phonics) in a teaching assistant role
- Safeguarding

You will also cover employability skills which will get you ready for interviews and applying for TA positions. You will cover:

- Creating/updating your CV
- Applying for TA roles online
- Interview skills and techniques
- Planning and preparing for an interview
- Understanding recruitment processes in Education

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate for NCFE Level 1 Employability Skills along with a college certificate in respect of other units covered.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements with this course however, you will be expected to pay for a DBS check payable to Apple A Day who will work with you to secure work placements or even a permanent/casual Teaching Assistant role. The DBS check will cost £55.50 and there are no concessions on this fee.

Additional Costs and Information

£150 (Free fundable course to those who meet the eligibility requirements)

Free fundable programme for aged 19+ who are in receipt of benefit or on a low wage income and must have lived in the EU for the last three years. You must currently reside in England. Should you need any additional information before applying please do contact us on

The course is taught online with work placements within a school environment undertaken after the online sessions have taken place.

We are running two courses in 2024 starting on 29th January 2024 and 13th May 2024

Week One: Monday 9:30am to 11am - Induction
Weeks One to Three: Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am to 2:30pm for 3 consecutive weeks
Week Three: Friday 9:30am to 11am - Exit Review

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