Hi all This is my first post here and I wondered if you can help me. After a career as a chartered accountant, 6 years at home with the kids and a term reading with the children at my son and daughter's primary school the head has agreed to take me on 3 days a week so i can train as a TA. I'm looking at distance learning as it will be easiest on my family and I can go straight to level 3 (which is the head teacher's recommendation given my previous educational background). I've found NCFE courses mainly, which is what my local college does anyway so is standard round here. The course needs to be on the QCF, so I'm looking at Level 3 supporting teaching and learning in schools - QAN 501/0403/2. So far I've found the distance learning centre, home learning college and edistance learning seem to do the course I'm after. Does anyone have experience of these? I was swayed towards home learning centre as it seems to be the most common and I've seen reviews of it, but i'm concerned that the course content doesn't seem set out in the 11 mandatory units format that other courses are...it seems less tied to the TDA structure. Any thoughts from anyone who has done the course? Thanks in advance for your help.