Teaching Assistant - which route Watch

Lilurobbo
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EveningI'm looking to re-train as a TA and would specifically like to support children's learning in secondary schools. I already hold a CertHE in Business Management so I have studied at level 4 for a year. I'm looking at courses to help my success at becoming a TA and can't work out whether I should go for the 'Teaching Assistants Level 3 Diploma' or the 'Access to HE: Education Professions Level 3 Diploma' - or is there another course altogether which would be more beneficial. I basically want to do the most recognised course that would put me above other candidates when looking for work? Any guidance?ThanksLeanne
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Most applicants for teaching assistant will be graduates who will be looking to 'try out working in a school' to see if teaching is a good fit for them. That's not to say you can't be in a strong position without a degree, but be conscious of the fact that teaching assistants are increasingly graduates, and schools capitalise on this and try to work them as unqualified teachers.

If you want a secure career as a teaching assistant, I would strongly advise you to consider studying for a degree. In the future, it is highly probably that teachers will be required to have masters degrees and teaching assistants will be required to have bachelors degrees.
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