Does Inspiring Young Minds Inspire You?





More than lost jumpers & sticky fingers…

Looking for a challenging yet rewarding and varied career as a teaching assistant?

Are you a proactive, positive, friendly person with strong communication skills who is ready to go to work every day to inspire and nurture children to be the best they can be?

Teaching assistants need initiative and can play an important part in children’s learning…

What will you learn?

  • Introduction to knowledge needed to work in a school environment
  • Supporting the classroom teacher
  • Working with small groups of children
  • Assisting with 1:1 support and learning progress differentiation
  • Understanding the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Communication and professional relationships with children
  • Work-skills: identify job opportunities
  • Improve your CV, job applications & interview skills
  • Developing essential digital skills

Get ready for work in Education!

Complete this form and one of our team will be in touch…

What will happen?

  • Online learning delivered via videoconferencing over four weeks
  • Virtual classroom in your own home led by a fully qualified tutor
  • Guaranteed interview with program sponsors at ‘Now Education’
  • No exam – portfolio based assessment

What will you achieve?

  • NCFE Cache Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools & Colleges
  • ETCAL Level 1 Certificate in Securing Progression
  • ETCAL Level 1 Certificate in Personal & Social Skills
  • ETCAL Level 1 Certificate in Securing Employment
  • ETCAL Level 1 Award in Personal Resilience & Perseverance

All the best!

Week One

  • Securing Employment
  • Meet program sponsors ‘Now Education’
  • Sign up/register for jobs that become available

Week Two

  • Certificate in Personal & Social Skills
  • How to work with & develop children & young people

Week Three

  • Award in Support Work in Schools & Colleges
  • Attend Cidori Jobs Fair
  • Resilience & Perseverence


Week Four

  • Employment skills
  • Securing Progression
  • CV writing, job applications & interview techniques


“”I completed my course and within just 4 days I was in my first workplace, and I was acting as a cover supervisor in a secondary school! I will never forget the buzz I felt walking through the doors as a teaching assistant for the first time, no
nerves or anything, just pure excitement and eagerness to start…I just took to it like a duck to water, and I haven’t stopped since!

Annika Prescott

Now in full time employment as a Teaching Assistant, Now Education

Course Entry requirements

  • Grade C (or Grade 4) Maths & English, or equivalent
  • Age 19 as of the 31st August prior to the course commencing
  • UK resident for 3+ years
  • Laptop/PC required (no smart phones please)
  • In receipt of any of these benefits: JSA/ESA/UC/Income Support
  • You must have one of the following forms of ID:
    UK Passport, UK Driving Licence, UK Birth Certificate, EU ID card/passport or Residency Permit/documents
  • Please note to secure employment in Education you will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check
  • If you register with one of our employer partners you get the DBS check funded!

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