Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities.
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.
You can start this apprenticeship at any time, please contact us for further information.
This apprenticeship will cover the following knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a qualified Level 3 Teaching Assistant:
Your progress and development will be assessed at regular stages - this is likely to be a combination of assignments, activities, exams, reflective discussions, expert witness testimonies and observations in the workplace.
The employer and training provider will formally sign-off your readiness for the independent End Point Assessment (EPA) at 'gateway'. Gateway is the point at which you have met and can confidently apply the minimum knowledge, skills and behaviours required, as detailed within the apprenticeship standard.
Performance in the EPA will determine your overall apprenticeship grade i.e. pass or distinction.
This apprenticeship programme consists of 'on-the-job' and 'off-the-job' training. You will receive on-the-job training from your employer and will also be allowed 20% off-the job training, which will involve independent study.
Your independent study will be recorded in a reflective learning log, to capture evidence of your experiences, reflections and achievements.
A Skills Development Tutor will be allocated to you and will deliver learning and assessment sessions with you on a regular basis, liaising with your work-based mentor to monitor progress.
This will give you the opportunity to do real work, developing work-based skills that employers value and helping you to progress in your chosen career.
On successful completion, you will achieve the following:
You may wish to progress to a higher level of study, please speak to your Skills Development Coach for information.
Ideally, you will hold a GCSE grade C/4 or above in maths and English or equivalent.
If you do not hold a Level 2 English and maths qualification you must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
There is no cost to the apprentice. Please get in touch for further information.