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International Teaching Assistants

Please find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.

For any more queries please contact us and we will be happy to answer them.

Is it possible to gain a UK recognised qualification whilst working overseas?

We are pleased to say that all of our courses can be studied internationally, we currently have Teaching Assistants in over 20 countries and this number is growing daily. All of our courses are studied online and we use an e-portfolio system, known as Ecordia, to record your evidence. Your uploaded work can be seen by you, your tutor-assessor and verifiers all at the same time.  This means there is no need to submit a physical portfolio, or run the risk of your work being lost, copied or stolen.

Do I need to be in a British International School?

Yes, if you are undertaking a Certificate or Diploma you do need to be in a school which follows the National Curriculum, IPC or IGCSE. We are supporting members of both the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) and have links with many International schools.

Do I need a school mentor?

If you are undertaking the Award then you will not require a school mentor, however if you choose to undertake a Certificate or Diploma then you will need a Teacher in the school to act as your mentor, please view the mentor guidance to see what this role covers. Please check with the school that they are happy to support you, if the school are not willing to carry out observations for you then please contact us at enquiries@tacollege.com as we can do this for an additional fee.

To download a copy of the mentor guidance please click here 

What does my mentor need to do?

Your mentor will support you by answering any questions you have about key aspects of school life and undertake a maximum of four 20 minute observations of you carrying out your role in school. School mentors will be invited to attend standardisation meetings which are held via Skype throughout the year. The purpose of these meetings is to ensure that all evidence is being gathered and recorded effectively. If a school mentor cannot attend one of these sessions then they will have the opportunity to go through the content of the meeting with your personal tutor.

To download a copy of the mentor guidance please click here

My assessor was always on hand via e-mail or Skype.
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