Just an enquiry; has anyone done a teaching assistant qualification through a distance learning company before? The one I am looking it is: http://www.uk-open-learning.com/CartV3/Details.asp?ProductID=85 which is called an "NCFE" qualification. Does anyone know if this is recognised by schools and is equivalent to an NVQ? I would ideally like to do an NVQ2 but my school can't fund this. I would do it myself at a college but all the courses are during the day when I am needed at school. This sort of course seems ideal as I can do it from home after school and at the weekends at my own pace. Any thoughts would be very appreciated.