What we offer

At AAL we have a range of courses to support individuals looking to embark on a career in schools or colleges.  If you are already working in the profession you can gain a qualification whilst working at a time that suits you.


  • Level 1 – Get that job – Teaching Support Assistant
  • Level 2 – Award in support work in schools and colleges
  • Level 3 – Diploma in supporting teaching and learning


  • Level 1 – Counselling
  • Level 2 – Counselling – Helping Skills
  • Level 3 – Award in Counselling
  • Level 3 – Diploma in Counselling

Mental Health

  • Level 2 – Understanding children and young people’s mental health
  • Level 3 – Certificate in understanding mental health

Additional Needs

  • Level 2 – Understanding behaviour that challenges
  • Level 2 – Understanding specific learning difficulties (including autism)
Adult learning courses to help you work in schools or colleges.

Apply now to start your career

Leave your details with us and we will contact you to guide you through the application process.

We will conduct an initial assessment to ensure you are on the right course.

What you can do next

You can progress through the range of courses we have on offer.

Adult learning courses to help you work in schools or colleges.

Typical jobs you can progress into include:

  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Teaching Support Assistant
  • Individual Needs Assistant
  • After-School Club Assistant

The key benefit to students

Free training is subject to eligibility.
Access to expert tutors with extensive industry experience.
Qualified professionals earn an average salary of £23,000.
13% job growth – 57,928 new jobs needed by 2027.

Key benefits to employers

Reduced staff turnover and fills gaps in skills shortages.
Increased quality and productivity.
Staff feel valued and invested in the organisation.
Training staff can support good Ofsted inspection grades.

Why Learn With AAL?

At Aldridge Adult Learning, we place teaching, learning and the support of our students at the heart of everything we do. We ensure a friendly, supportive environment which helps you to achieve.

We have high achievement rates: 89% in 2019-20

It was an exceptionally helpful and informative qualification. I enjoyed every class and I gained a lot of knowledge. The supporting materials were well organised and helpful.”
Izabela, AAL student
Support work in Schools
Very clearly structured and presented, felt able to ask questions if needed.”
Amanda AAL student
Support work in Schools
Dawn is a fantastic teacher and gave me plenty of support. It has been wonderful learning from her.
Natasha, AAL student
Support work in Schools

Call us on 01273 422 632 or email at info@aal.org.uk.