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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