Becoming a Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant Guide

Becoming a Teaching Assistant

Become a standout Teaching Assistant with Prospero Teaching’s guide to success!

Scroll down to explore our advice on becoming a TA, finding the right work for you and boosting your skills.

Teaching assistants (TAs) play a crucial role in the education sector, supporting teachers and pupils to ensure that children get the most out of their time at school.



This guide is aimed at those who are seeking employment as TAs. It provides an overview of the role, the skills required to be successful, and how to find work as a TA.


Browse through these pages and find out more about the possibilities of a rewarding Teaching Assistant career with Prospero Teaching.

Register for Teaching Assistant jobs in your area

What qualifications do I need to be a Teaching Assistant?

Register to become a Teaching Assistant

Write a Teaching Assistant Personal Statement

Prepare for TA Interview Questions

Attend an interview or trial day

Book your space on one of our upcoming live training sessions:

Finding work as a TA

Finding work as a TA

It’s important to think about what you as an individual can bring to a school. Tailor your TA career to your strengths by choosing a specialism, a preferred school type, and enhancing your skills through training.

Stand out from the crowd

Choose your specialism

Become Team Teach trained

Support students with EAL

Take online courses to boost your TA skills

Working as an SEN Teaching Assistant

Working as an SEN Teaching Assistant

Consider a rewarding career path and support children with special educational needs as an SEN Teaching Assistant. 

How to become a SEN TA

What makes a good SEN TA?

Considering other school support staff roles?

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