Introduction to Being a Teaching Assistant

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Community Location
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    16 weeks, 3 days per week

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Introduction to Being a Teaching Assistant

Adult and Community Learning

Please contact us for further information about applying for this course.

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)

Other details

Course type: Adult and Community Learning

Level: 1

Programme Area:

  • Health, Social Care and Childcare
  • Teacher Training



Health, Social Care and Childcare

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Teacher Training

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