Introduction to Being a Teaching Assistant

Key Details

  • Available at
    Community Location
  • Level
  • Study Mode
  • Programme Area
    Health, Social Care and Childcare, Teacher Training
  • Course Length

    16 weeks, 3 days per week

  • Course Type
  • Bilingual

Course Description

This course is available at community locations in Rhos-on-Sea and Prestatyn.

The course helps students develop the skills needed to work in a primary classroom. Learners will spend 2 days per week learning in a community venue, and 1 additional day per week of work experience. Tutors will help students arrange their placements. Hours are child-friendly, totalling less than 16 hours per week.

The course is free, but students must complete a DBS check with the College which (currently) costs £44.

Entry Criteria

There are no entry requirements for this course.


The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Classroom-based learning

You will spend 2 days per week in the classroom: 9.30am–2.30pm.

You will also have a work placement in a school for 1 day a week, 5 hours per week, at times to suit the school.


You will be assessed by portfolio.


You could proceed onto a number of courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • CACHE Classroom Assistants Level 2 (Certificate for Supporting Teaching and Learning in School)

Would you like to apply for this course?

You can apply for many courses directly through the website, or download an enrolment form.
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