If you’ve always wanted a career working with children in education, then a Teaching Assistant role could be ideal for you! There are over 150,00 teaching assistants working and supporting teachers in primary, secondary & Special Educational Needs schools throughout the UK. You’ll benefit from term-time only work hours, which is ideal for a parent, and you won’t have the added pressure of evenings and weekends of marking work like a teacher does.
Teaching assistants do not require any official vocational qualification, but some kind of training in the requirements would obviously benefit any applicant, and a CPD certification singles you out as someone who's made an effort. You don't need a placement to undertake this training, and since it’s supplied as 24x7 online access content, you’ll be able to fit it around your everyday life.