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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Level 3
Off Site

Course Overview

Part Time

This apprenticeship standard is suitable for teaching assistants working in Primary, Secondary and Special 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. Teaching assistants play an active role in supporting the learner to access the curriculum.


Delivery model and duration:
Training is delivered in the workplace
Duration: 18 months including end point Assessment based on 52 week year or pro rata for term time only working. Length of programme extended for those working less than 30 hrs a week.

Ideal for:
• Teaching Assistants
• Learning Support Assistants
• Specialist Support Assistants

 The apprenticeship will cover
the following core areas:
• Working with teachers to accurately assess
• Using technology
• Developing strategies for support
• Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
• Keeping children safe in education
• Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion

Benefits for learners:
• Receive training from experts with years of industry experience
• Become occupationally competent
• A strong foundation for a career in the educational sector

Benefits to business:
• Your employees will gain a standard teaching assistant qualification
• Train competent staff members
• Learners will improve their knowledge, skills and behaviours


End Point Assessment
The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken as follows:
• Practical Observation - 120 minutes. Completed in the apprentice`s workplace
• Question & Answer Session - 15 minutes. Completed following the practical observation
• Professional Discussion - 90 minutes. Supported by a portfolio of evidence completed during the on-programme learning


Curriculum - An appropriate knowledge of the curriculum and context you are working in.

Understanding how pupils learn and develop - Understand the need to provide feedback to support and facilitate an appropriate level of independence. Recognise different stages of child development through school e.e transition between key stages. Comprehend appropriate levels of learning resources to identify and help address weakness, consolidate strengths and develop individualised expectations.

Technology - Recognise the importance of using appropriate technology to support learning


Developing strategies for support - Develop strategies to support and encourage pupils to move towards independent learning. Embed effective behaviour management strategies using discipline appropriately and fairly in line with the school`s policy

Working with teachers to accurately assess - Contribute to a range of assessment processes and use information effectively. Use specific feedback to help pupils make progress. Apply good subject knowledge to support accurate assessment.

Communication and team work - Works closely with teachers to ensure own contribution aligns with the teaching. Build appropriate relationships with colleagues, pupils,parents, adults and stakeholders. Undertake safeguarding training every 3 years.


Professional standards and personal accountability - Demonstrate professional relationship in line with Staff Handbook. Be diplomatic, a positive role model and maintain confidentiality. Optimise learning opportunities and reflect on their personal development.

Adding value to education - Praise; provide constructive and specific feedback and support pupils, helping them to achieve their maximum potential socially, emotionally and academically through peer marking and reflection.

Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion - Keep pupils at the centre of everything. Promote community cohesion and cultural diversity encompassing a full understanding of the school`s ethos.

  • GCSE grades A-C or 9-4 in English and maths

  • Completers may want to progress to Higher level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teaching or Teacher

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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

What You Will Pay

Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.

Do you want to work in one of the most rewarding careers in the world? If you have a qualification in a specialism, trade or subject area, you could inspire the next generation to learn your passion.

We’re one of the few providers of post-graduate post-compulsory teacher education in the county. Franchised by Birmingham City University, our teacher training course prepares you to teach students aged 14+ in further education and private training providers.

Employers and students alike have highly valued projects they’ve worked on during their course, such as inclusion and inclusive practices. Former students have progressed to secure Head of School positions and specialist positions in schools.

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Student Stories

Steven Fisher

“I started by doing an apprenticeship through GC in motor vehicle. I then went on as a technician and was supported by GC to become a lecturer at the college. “I enjoyed being in a group of like-minded people most at the college, which provided lots of conversations about best teaching practices. I learnt a lot and felt very supported. “The course has enabled me to teach in a modern day classroom and have been given a great learning environment. After my course has finished I want to look into management courses so I can progress on to the next level of my career.”

Steven Fisher

University Diploma – Education and Training – Gloucester Campus

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