Teaching Assistant (Short Course)

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Free Teaching Assistant Course

Check out the latest free teaching assistant course from Oxford Home Study Centre - the web’s leading distance learning specialists. We’re proud to offer ambitious candidates worldwide the opportunity to take this exclusive online teaching assistant course for free - not a penny to pay and no strings attached!

Unlike most free online teaching assistant course, our free programs contain the same high-quality learning materials and study aids as our paid courses.  There are no deadlines or time restrictions imposed, and every candidate benefits from expert tutor support from start to finish.  This exclusive course explores the primary duties of the professional teaching assistant, the characteristics of the effective teaching assistant and how the TA performs a variety of important duties in the classroom.

Oxford Home Study Centre is on a mission to make quality education affordable and accessible for all. Our free teaching assistant courses are open for enrolment throughout the year, with no specific entry requirements to fulfil. Whether considering a new career path or looking to take the next step in your current journey, we’re standing by with the support you need to make it happen.  Get started on your free teaching assistant course today, or contact the admissions team at Oxford home study centre for more information. 

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the primary duties of the professional teaching assistant
  • Understand the characteristics of the effective teaching assistant
  • Explain how teaching assistants support pupils in a variety of ways

All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from Oxford Home Study Centre
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

For more information on certificate costs, head over to our pricing page or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime. 


This Free Teaching Assistant course covers the following topics:

  • What is a teaching assistant?
  • What does a Teaching Assistant do?
  • Characteristics of Teaching Assistant
  • Personalities that suit teaching assistant jobs
  • What are the skills needed to be a teaching assistant?
  • What are the most in demand teaching assistant skills?
  • Where do teaching assistants work?
  • Teaching assistant jobs
  • Primary school teaching assistant
  • Secondary school teaching assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Teaching assistant roles and responsibilities
  • Supporting the Pupils
  • Supporting the Teacher
  • Supporting the School
  • Supporting the Curriculum



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing