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TA Training Programme

In 2021, we launched a unique new route for people to make their first step into the education sector, through our new TA training programme. Our training programme encourages TAs to join our partner schools with confidence as it supports up-and-coming, ambitious talent, as well as giving schools the opportunity to see a wider candidate base.

What is the training programme?

Our ETAP (Engage TA Programme) guides new TAs through online pathways on the Creative Education CPD portal, with relevant content based on whether they’re looking for a role within a Primary, Secondary or SEND school. The Initial training course is called ‘Developing your role as a teaching assistant’ and covers three modules including:

Enhanced safeguarding pathway

How to be a great Teaching Assistant

Special needs awareness pathway

What can TAs choose?

Depending on the preferred type of school our TAs want to work in, they will then complete the relevant training course, where they will cover:

What other support do we provide?

Each ETAP TA gets their own dedicated Engage consultant who’s always at the end of the phone. They also have the opportunity to receive support from our Partnership & Development team (all of whom are ex-senior leaders) during their time with us, whether they need extra help, on-site observations or feedback. 

All Engage candidates benefit from a whole host of additional perks and support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, access to free CPD including Team Teach training days and more!

Book an ETAP call

To find out more about our ETAP training programme or to see local TAs who have completed our ETAP training, book a call with one of our specialists here