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Teaching Assistants — Level 1 (September Start)


Course ID: 168705

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • 12 weeks college based course.
  • Introduction to the skills and knowledge needed when supporting learning in Primary and Secondary schools.
  • No formal requirements necessary.
  • Can potentially lead to a Level 2 CACHE Certificate Support Teaching and Learning in Schools.
  • Access invaluable support from our experienced and passionate teaching staff.
  • Study in the College's safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment.

What to expect from the course

Level 1 Teaching Assistants (STL) is a course perfect for you, if you are interested in pursuing a career as a Teaching Assistant.

This course will introduce you to the skills and knowledge needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary or secondary schools.

The course is shorter in duration (12 weeks), is aimed at adult learners and is college based. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to progress on to level 2 Teaching Assistants on completion of this course. The course is comprised of 3 internal units and is assessed through coursework.

Why study with us?

You will be taught by teachers who are skilled and experienced within the field of Supporting Teaching and Learning in School settings.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This course can lead to Level 2 CACHE Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Example careers

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

None. This course is aimed at adult (19+) learners who do not currently have the necessary skills and knowledge required to engage in a work experience course.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 336.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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