National Teaching Assistants’ Day

Today, Monday 16th September 2019 is National Teaching Assistants’ Day!

Teaching Assistants’ provide an increasingly vital important resource within the classroom.  The National Teaching Assistants’ Day was created to recognise this contribution that Teaching Assistants’ make to the education and support of school children across the UK.

Here are some statistics about:

96% of Headteachers believe that Teaching Assistants’ add value to their school.

244,000 Teaching Assistants’ work in schools throughout the UK.  In 2002 this figure was 71,800.

44% of parents with autistic children want more Teaching Assistants’ in UK schools.

At Profile we like to support the career development of Teaching Assistants.  We provide a range of courses and apprenticeships that are suitable for entering the profession or career development.

We were one of the first apprenticeship training providers to push the new Teaching Assistant Standard that was released back in July 2018 and we have some of the apprentices due to take their End Point Assessment in early 2020.

Through our Adult Learner Loan provision with the Student Loans Company, we offer the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (which we primarily offer as an online course so it can be done in your own time, submitting work online), the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools, which is a little bit more in depth and is for more senior roles or for more advanced learners the Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges which is used to build on the success of the Level 3 course.

We also provide a range of Level 2 courses in areas that are very useful for skills development such as the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health or the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People as well as many other options.  However, due to Government funding, we are still waiting on funding for these courses.

If you would like further information, please check other links on this blog, call us on 01843 609300 or drop us an email to

The image, statistics and relevant information in this post has been take from the National Teaching Assistants’ Day website 


Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People (Online Course)

Duration: 12 weeks – 4 units

This course is aimed at anyone looking to develop their understanding of bullying, including how to recognise that bullying is taking place and how to take action to stop it.

This course is split into four manageable units:

  • Principles of bullying
  • Recognising bullying in children and young people
  • Action to be taken when a child or young person is being bullied
  • Understand government guidelines for bullying

Please note this is a fully online course and no workbooks will be provided in accompaniment.

As a fully funded course we cannot offer Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People as a paper-based course.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People

For more information on this course, including mandatory units and credits, please look at our FAQs.

Please note as we supply the learner with a hard copy of the course text in addition to the online course access licence, should they withdraw or be withdrawn due to a lack of submissions there is a £48 (including VAT) reimbursement cost for the book.  This occurs if the learner is unable to return the book in a pristine condition.

If you are interested in finding out more about the course, please complete the Expression of Interestof Interest or Contact Form below and one of our dedicated staff members will be in touch.

Early Years Educator Standard

This time last year, Profile were are the forefront of creating a programme and signing up apprentices to the newly released Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard Apprenticeship which replaces the framework Supporting Teaching and Learning level 2 and 3 apprenticeships when the switch over is confirmed.  We were one of the first training providers nationwide to release this Standard and get new / existing employers on board with the future of apprenticeship training.

This year, there is a new apprenticeship standard that has been released and again, we at Profile are at the forefront of creating a programme and introducing new / existing employers from the level 2 and 3 Early Years Educator frameworks to the newly introduced Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard.

We are proud of the fact that Profile are constantly looking to the future and constantly evolving in an ever changing sector.  A year into the Teaching Assistant Standard and our apprentices are on track and our current employers are happy with the work that is being done.  We are now meeting with more employers to talk about the new programme and taking on even more Teaching Assistant Standards for the next academic year.  

Nursery World Magazine has released an article about the Early Years Educator which you can view below or by clicking here, but if you would like any information about our apprenticeship programmes on offer which could help both the apprentice and their employer then please contact us on 01843 609300 or email us at

We look forward to hearing from you!


Profile Mission Statement


The core principles Profile strive to achieve are:

Quality, high achievement, progression, success, integrity, relevance, innovation, satisfaction.


We aim to be the training company of choice to provide innovative, individualised and bespoke training solutions which meets the needs of our learners, employers and the economy.


We enable businesses and individuals across the country to realise their full potential through developing their knowledge, skills and abilities, opening doors to a better future.

Profile Apprenticeship contract with Kent County Council

Profile can finally confirm that we have won the recent Apprenticeship tender competition with Kent County Council.

We are now the sole training provider offering and delivering the new Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship ‘Standard’, county wide for all KCC maintained schools.

We are really proud of this achievement and are really happy to share this amazing news!

For further information about the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard please click here.