Teaching Assistants! Become a fully qualified TA with our funded qualifications!

Whether you are an experienced TA or have never worked in a school, we provide the training to get you classroom ready!

Simply register your details below and a member of our Connex team will contact you.

Connex Career Pathway

We support our candidates in developing their skills through fully funded formal qualifications.

Our nationally recognised Level 2, 3, 4 and 5 qualifications are aimed at those looking to start a career as a Teaching Assistant or Cover Supervisor or those looking to up-skill in their current role.

These qualifications are perfect for professionals looking to demonstrate to employers that they have the necessary skills to be a Teaching Assistant or Higher-Level Teaching Assistant.

Upon completion of our job ready courses, and working 20 days with us, you will be eligible for a fully funded formal qualification (worth over £500).

Job Ready Courses

Unlimited access to our CPD platform

With over 100 courses available, our CPD platform is the best place for you to develop into the best teaching assistant you can be. Our courses cover everything from the mandatory keeping children safe in education training to establishing classroom routines and expectations. We also have 8 courses designed specifically for teaching assistants, view those courses or the full platform by clicking the below buttons.

Formal Qualifications

Connex courses

Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disability

This OFQUAL regulated distance learning qualification, recognised by schools and OFSTED, provides the skills for those wishing to work in a role to support people with special educational needs and disabilities. You will have full support and guidance from a personal tutor for the duration of the course.

(14 credits at Level 2 / 110 Guided learning hours)

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

This qualification will provide you with a firm foundation to teach in the Further Education and Skills Sector and will allow you to gain a recognised qualification with little or no previous teaching or training experience.

(12 credits at Level 3 / 48 Guided learning hours)

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Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

This qualification will provide you with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or specialist schools. You will learn about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare and communication.

(26 credits at Level 3 / 180 Guided learning hours)

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Level 4 Certificate for Higher-Level Teaching Assistants

As a qualified or experience Teaching Assistant, you will already be supporting pupils to develop and progress within the classroom. However, you may be looking for your next career progression and this Level 4 course will give you the knowledge and skills you need. As a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant you will be equipped to teach classes on your own and cover lessons when required. This makes you an invaluable source of support for your teacher and school.

(36 credits at Level 4 / 360 Guided learning hours)

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Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

This qualification is aimed at professionals looking to teach English abroad or online and if you are looking to teach English overseas, we strongly recommend you hold a Level 5 Certificate. As a UK and OFQUAL regulated qualification it is an internationally recognised and sought-after qualification. You will have full support and guidance from a personal tutor for the duration of the course.

(32 credits at Level 5 / 180 Guided learning hours)

What our TAs say

Why work with Connex Education?

We listen to your needs to ensure you find the teaching role that suits you. We work with 1000s of schools and have offices throughout the UK so you will never be far from one of our offices.

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