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Teaching assistants: qualifications

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Last updated on 11 January 2017
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Do teaching assistants (TAs) need any qualifications? We relay advice explaining that schools can set their own training requirements for TAs, including for those working with pupils with special educational needs. We also look at whether schools can ask existing TAs to meet new requirements.

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Contents

  1. 1 Schools may set their own requirements
  2. 2 Awarding bodies for UK level 2 and 3 qualifications
  3. 3 Training providers for TA qualifications
  4. 4 Awarding bodies for international qualifications
  5. 5 TAs hired before a school's qualification requirements
  6. 6 Schools' TA qualification requirements: examples

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