Teaching Assistants

If you are looking for a rewarding new career as a teaching assistant, then our courses can help you find your dream job.

Our courses

If you’d like to become a Teaching Assistant we offer both the level 2 and level 3 courses, which will equip you with all the skills you need to start a new career in the classroom.

Our Teaching Assistant Level 3 courses can be paid for using an Advanced Learner Loan. Financial Information

More information on the courses we offer are listed below.

Access To Higher Education

If you’re looking to gain the necessary academic qualifications for entry into a Teaching Degree (or other related fields) our Access to Higher Education courses could give you the skills and UCAS points you need and are ideal for anyone returning to education or wanting a change in career. Access courses

Careers Advice & Guidance

As an adult learner you’ll have access to the careers and university resources and you can also access course and careers advice and guidance through our Student Information Centre. You tutor will also discuss careers options and applications with you.

Meet our students

Cheryl Leddy, Teaching Assistants
Cheryl Leddy, Teaching Assistants

As a single mother I needed work that would fit around my children and the school holidays and my job had become unfulfilling. It was now or never. Even though I’d been out of education for over 15 years the tutors encouraged and supported me. I was made very welcome and I’ve met some fantastic, likeminded people. The course content was just right; you need to make time to complete tasks but even with work, college, placement and a family it is doable. There are plenty of tutorial weeks, with tutors on hand to help you if you get behind, and if you need to ring or email a tutor, if they can’t answer straightaway they do, as soon as possible. I’ve secured a full-time, permanent job at a lovely school, doing a job, I had only previously dreamed of. It is very rewarding. I am learning my new role and hope, in the not too distant future to return to Southport College to do my Teaching Assistants Level 3, which gives greater scope for jobs or promotion at work.