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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3

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An Apprenticeship is a perfect choice if you want to continue your studies and develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a specific industry, while also earning a salary in full-time employment; kickstarting your long-term career path.

Typical job role - Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Specialist Support Assistant and Support for Specialist Curriculum Areas.

Teaching Assistants work in primary, special and secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities.

Course Overview

The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.

As a Teaching Assisitantyou should be a good role modeland act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetingsas well ascontribute to planning and class activities.

Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive acts are crucial behaviours to demonstrate in contributing totheimproved pupil progress and development.

You will be expected to complete this Apprenticeships in 16 months with 8 weeks for the End Point Assessmnet (EPA). You will complete a portfolio inclusive of learning and development, on the job training and 20% off the job training before moving on to the end point assessment. Your portfolio will showcase10-12 pieces of your work.

On completion of the diploma, you will then enter gateway where you will undertake the following 2 components to complete your apprenticeship.

  • EPA/Gateway breakdown

  • Level 2 certificates in Maths and English

End point consists of 2 elements a professional discussion and a practical observation.

  • Professional Discussion
    Your portfolio will be given to an independent assessor 2 weeks prior to the discussion and although not assessed it will be used to enable the discussion to take place. The discussion will last for the duration of 90 minutes (+/- 10%).

  • Practical Observation with Questions and Answers

    The observation will be carried out over 2 hours (+/- 10%) and will take place over 1 day with the sessions lasting for at least 30 minutes, depending on the needs of the employer and practical observation opportunities., more days may be added if necessary.

Entry Requirements

  • Achieved 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading)

  • Or will accept qualifications and experience, including relevant Level 2 qualification i.e. Functional Skills level 2. 

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire for this Apprenticeship, please click 'Enquire' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Apprenticeship Team will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can explore our current vacancies on the 'Apprenticeship Vacancies' page and apply now.

If you are already employed then please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521483.