Effective Teacher Assistant: Supporting Teaching and Learning

Are you a teaching assistant, or do you aspire to be one?

This informative and practical course will support current and aspiring teaching assistants to develop a range of skills, building on theoretical knowledge to enhance pedagogical expertise.

What Will I learn?

Course Overview

The course begins by developing an understanding of how to support pupils, focusing on their intellectual growth and how they learn. We will then concentrate on how to nurture positive relationships with colleagues and children so that communication is effective and conflicts can be resolved. Participants will also learn how to support teaching and learning through a range of pedagogical skills such as play, dialogue and the effective management of resources. Managing behaviour can be a challenge for anyone working within education, so this course will equip participants with a range of effective strategies. Finally, we will look at planning and how to evaluate learning activities, utilising marking and feedback to promote learning.

Who is this training suitable for?

This course is suitable for teaching assistants or aspiring teaching assistants.

Course Syllabus:

There are six sessions overall, lasting two hours each. Every session will cover one core topic.

  • Session 1: Supporting Child Development in School
  • Session 2: Developing Positive Relationships
  • Session 3: Promoting and Supporting Learning
  • Session 4: Supporting Teaching and Learning Through Play
  • Session 5: Managing Behaviour Effectively
  • Session 6: Planning and Evaluating Learning Activities

How Will I learn?

Face-to-Face: Two days training in school, held in August, October, February and April every year. For 2021 we will be offering this course online.

Online: The course spans six weeks. Every session will be 2 hours long and cover one module.

Each module will be accompanied by readings and practical assignments. Time will be given to provide professional feedback and advice, both individually and to the group.

Learning teams may decide to discuss the readings and topics before each session to allow more time for activities and discussion. Participants should plan to actively and fully engage in these activities to get the most out of this course.

Fees and payment plans

Registration deadline for summer online courses: End of June 2021 (or until the course reaches capacity)

Space on each course is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. Once a course is full, it will be closed to further enrolment, and registrations received after this point will be placed on the waiting list.

Online Learning

  • Individual: £150 per participant
  • School Fees for 10+ delegates: £120 per participant


  • Individual Fee: rates for 2022 coming soon
  • School Fees for 10+ delegates: rates for 2022 coming soon

Payment Plans

  • All our courses are paid either in full or by instalments.
  • All our payment is paid either in Sterling pound or local currency
  • Currency conversion rates to be calculated on registration day
  • The first installment is due at the time of registration, using any one of these payment options:

    1. Bank transfer: Contact Registration@trainovate.co.uk and request an Invoice from Trainovate, which includes the bank transfer details.
    2. PAYPAL (send payment to finance@trainovate.co.uk)
    3. Bank Deposit: Contact Registration@trainovate.co.uk and request an Invoice from Trainovate, which includes the bank account details.

  • First instalments must be received within TWO weeks of the registration date, or the registration will be cancelled.
  • All instalments must be paid a maximum of two weeks before the course start date.

Cancellation Policy for Trainovate training programmes

  • Two weeks before the start of the course: 50% of the total cost per course is non-refundable.
  • Any time after: Entire cost per course is non-refundable.