Teaching Assistant – Level 3 apprenticeship

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Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

Typically this apprenticeship is aimed at Teaching Assistants within primary and secondary schools. However, Learning Support Assistants, Specialist Support Assistants and other supporting roles within mainstream education will also benefit from this apprenticeship standard.

This apprenticeship is suitable for individuals working in school settings and working with children aged between 5-19 years old. You will be in a role that supports the teacher and other teaching assistants through daily activities, including implementing planned lessons and activities, supporting observations, keeping children safe, supporting and following health and safety practices, and communicating with others. Typical Job titles include Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Specialist Support Assistant and Support for Specialist Curriculum Areas.

It is an active role in supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development

Key apprenticeship information
  • Suitable For
    This apprenticeship is suitable for: Teaching Assistants within primary and secondary schools
  • Suitable For
    Level of qualification on completion: Teaching Assistant – Level 3 apprenticeship
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: Innovate Awarding
  • Suitable For
    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 15 months apprenticeship + 12 weeks End Point Assessment
  • Suitable For
    Cost: Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £250 & levy paying employer contribution - £5000
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What will you learn on the apprenticeship?

You will learn all the knowledge required for becoming a well-rounded Teaching Assistant, from dealing with challenging behaviour, and strategies for supporting pupils to safeguarding your pupils. You will gain valuable knowledge of the curriculum within the UK as well.

Apprentices will learn how to promote self-belief, social inclusion and understand how a high level of self-esteem plays an integral part in a pupil’s well-being, ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment.

It is an active role which supports the learner to access the curriculum.  Promoting Fundamental British Values through the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

If you complete a Teaching Assistant Level 3 qualification, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to assist in classrooms.

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“If I can do it I may inspire [my colleagues] to do a qualification and gain new knowledge too. I feel I am of value to my colleagues and it has built positive working relationships in my setting as I have built new relationships due to more experienced staff supporting me during the qualification”

Agata Kwiakwowska – Level 3 Teaching Assistant

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