Teaching Assistant Course
Teaching Assistant course brochure
“This course is ideal if you are currently working as it will fit around your working pattern and there are no set deadlines.”
Karen, Dorset, United Kingdom
I have already recommended the course to a few of my friends and colleagues who are thinking of embarking on a career change.
Natalie, West Midlands, United Kingdom
“The tutors are really helpful with the feedback they give you for the assignments. The great thing about doing this course is that there is no set deadline for handing in your work.”
Caroline Ruth, Surrey, United Kingdom
“Do it! It is such a flexible course, good value for money too. The modules are clearly written and easy to understand.”
Jacquie, Nottingham, United Kingdom
“The tutor I have is always willing to help and give advice and when I had to call the centre at the start, just to ask questions before I enrolled, they were so helpful.”
Caroline, Bristol, United Kingdom

Teaching Assistant Course

Frequently Asked Questions

About the tutors

Are the tutors professionals working in education?

Yes, all tutors are working in education.

Course costs

Does the cost for the course include everything I need? Or are there any extra fees?

There are no other costs or fees.

Can I spread the cost of the courses over a period of time?

Yes. You can make five monthly payments. It costs 20% more. You can find the cost of paying by installments by clicking here.

How could I get my money back if I don't like the course?

Just return the course in good condition within 60 days of receiving it, and we'll send you a full refund.

Course duration

How long does it usually take to complete the course?

Many students complete the course in five months. But you can do it as quickly or slowly as you want. That's one advantage of distance learning.

Do I need to finish the course within a certain time?

You can take as long as you want. Unlike other organisations, we don't set any time limits.

What does the course cost?

You can find the cost of the course by clicking here.

How can I contact my tutor or the Blackford Centre?

There have two types of people you can contact - your tutor and a course advisor.

The tutor marks your work, and helps you with any problems. You can fax, e-mail or post assignments to your tutor, whenever you want.

We don't give out the tutor's phone number, because a few people would spend all day talking to their tutors, who would never get any work done.

But sometimes students get stuck, or have an urgent query. If so, you can phone a course advisor at the Blackford Centre at any time during work hours. If you leave a message out of work hours we'll ring you back the next day. You can contact course advisors as often as you want, and about anything to do with being a teaching assistant.

Is the course accredited or endorsed?

Our course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that we have undergone an external quality check to ensure that our organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. ABC Awards' endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 Award against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

ABC logo smallABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

Read more about our course accreditation

Approved by the MOD in Support of the ELCAS SchemeAre you approved by ELCAS?

We are an Approved Learning Provider for ELCAS. Our Learner Provider Reference number is: 2558. To get to the ELCAS website, click here. To find us, search for our Learner Provider ID, which is 2558.

We are registered with ELCAS under our corporate trading name of 'Home Study Courses Limited'.

When can I do the course?

Can I start the course at any time?


Where can I study the course?

Is the course all from home, or do I have to go to a test centre?

It's all from home.

Do I need to be accredited or certified to become a Teaching Assistant in India?

No. There is no official certification procedure in India for teaching assistants. You do not need any government recognised qualification.

But it is important to be able to demonstrate to potential clients that you have undergone formal training and gained a qualification. The certification provided by the Blackford Centre, which has been training people worldwide for over 20 years, will instil confidence in you and your clients.

Schools and universities usually appoint teaching assistants on a contractual basis and they have their own guidelines and criteria for each post.

How can I be sure that you're legitimate, and that you won't disappear with my money?

Here are some answers we hope will reassure you.

  • We've been in operation since 1995; so we're very established.

  • We publish our physical address at the bottom of each page - and you are welcome to visit us.

  • You can read the Reviews of our students on the web site.

  • You can ask us for the contact details of former students who will talk to you about their experiences.

  • We publish an Ethical statement here.

  • We're registered at Companies House: registration number 352 4886 Our Licence number granted by the Office of Fair Trading under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 is 606843.

  • Our VAT number is 729 1528 23

  • Our Licence number granted by the Office of Fair Trading under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 is 606843.
  • Our bank is NatWest, 7 High Street, Wells, Somerset (we have money in the bank and no loans or overdraft).

  • We're registered with the UK government's Register of Learning Providers (www.ukrlp.co.uk); Number 10009490.

And finally, we love what we do; and we wouldn't do anything to jeopardise it.