In an exciting partnership with COBIS supporting member, The TA College, we are delighted to announce offer two COBIS accredited courses for Teaching Assistants working in international schools around the world.

Both the COBIS Diploma for International Teaching Assistants (DITA) and the Diploma for Early Years have been created to provide international Teaching Assistants with the knowledge, skills and understanding to work effectively alongside teachers whilst maximising learning opportunities for children. Since its launch in 2016, more than 100 Teaching Assistants from around the world have successfully completed the COBIS DITA and the COBIS DITA for Early Years.

Click the image below for our booklet on the COBIS DITA and the COBIS DITA for Early Years:



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Course Content

Both programmes are 6 months long and combine e-learning, reading, collecting evidence and writing assignments. Each contains 6 units, comprised of 5 mandatory units and 1 optional unit.

Please see the following links for information:

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required. Teaching Assistants wishing to complete the course must be working in an international setting with opportunities to support teaching and learning on a regular basis.

Course Fees

The course fee is £650 per person.

The following group discounts are available for schools:

Number of participants

Price per person

2 or more

£600

5 or more

£550

10 or more

£500

15 or more

£475

20 or more

£450

Course Start Date and More Information

Candidates can enrol on to the course at anytime throughout the year.

For further information or to enrol on the course, please contact Mark at The TA College or Fiona at COBIS HQ, both of whom will be happy to help.

Testimonials

"We were delighted to be able to offer 3 of our TAs the chance to complete the DITA course this year. The 3 participants are thoroughly enjoying the learning and can regularly be found meeting with their teacher, Head of Year and Key Stage Coordinator for help, advice and to ask for chances to try out the things they have learned. They are also sharing their new knowledge and skills with our other TAs.

Their course mentor from the TA College, Anne Bradbury, sends me a monthly update on how they are progressing, which was an unexpected surprise. So far, Anne’s feedback has been excellent and it has been an absolute pleasure to be able to share this with colleagues in our staff meetings. In addition to keeping the three TAs involved motivated, this is also encouraging other TAs to want to complete the course.

Being able to offer the course to our TAs is just one small way of showing them how much we value their work. However, the benefits can be seen beyond the three studying; it has also helped inspire a large number of our TAs to take ownership of their own professional development and want to learn more.

We hope to be able to offer the course, and possibly the DILTA course, to more of our fantastic team of TAs again next year."

Debbie Jones, Deputy Head of Juniors, The British International School, Cairo

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