Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant Level 3

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The primary aim of the Teaching Assistant apprenticeship is to help you to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively support the class teacher in enhancing children and young people’s learning.

This is an ideal programme for anyone looking to enter the sector or if you’re working in the role and looking to advance your skills.

Teaching Assistant


12 Months


About the programme

Our 12 month blended learning programme will build your confidence, skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be a successful teaching assistant. You’ll be working under the close supervision of a teacher, supporting and helping children and young people to learn. One of our specialist Trainers will help you every step of the way to learn and progress ready for end point assessment.

Our programme has been specifically designed around the academic year with correlating activities for the 39 weeks of the school terms. Having been engaging and working with schools and employers over the last 30 years we truly understand how to deliver training for the education sector with learning delivered only in school terms.

Throughout the apprenticeship you’ll receive a rich and wide range of learning opportunities to get the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours so that you’re able to successfully complete the programme and progress in your career.

You’ll receive regular workplace face to face teaching as well as joining webinars and completing independent tasks.

Your Trainer will support you every month with a teaching and learning session and be on hand at all times so that you get the very best support when you need it.

Is the apprenticeship for you?

The programme is suitable for anyone working in a classroom support environment or looking to work in the sector. As a teaching assistant you’ll play an active role supporting individuals to access the curriculum and develop new skills.

Teaching assistants are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities and are a key part in education today.

As a teaching assistant you’ll therefore play a vital role in the development of the class and will be contributing to its long term success, helping to create and make a positive lasting impact for the future.

You’ll be promoting self-belief, social inclusion and high self-esteem to improve well-being in pupils so that they learn in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.

Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities, so there is a wide variety of routes and opportunities to develop in the sector.

What you’ll learn

You’ll develop the skills to help you enhance the learning experience of children and young people as well as supporting the teaching itself through planning and development activities.

We’ll help you gain a strong understanding of what it takes to deliver a quality learning experience, ensure you know what it takes to support the development of children and young people and ensure you have the skills to review and assess the progression of individuals.

Learning topics and areas of development include:

  • Understanding of the National Curriculum
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Theories of Behaviour
  • Law and legislation
  • Health & Safety
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Developing strategies for support

    How you’ll learn

    You can join the programme in either September or January so that learning and activities are aligned to the school year. All learning for the programme is delivered as either a 1-2-1 session or webinar so you have the best experience possible with flexibility to manage your workload and the apprenticeship requirements.

    We have designed a 12 month blended programme which includes:

    • 1-2-1 face to face sessions (including an induction)
    • Webinars
    • Remote sessions and support
    • Assignments
    • Ongoing mentoring, coaching and support
    • Specialist English/maths support (if needed)
    • Paediatric First Aid Course
    • Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate
    • End point assessment preparation and support, including Gateway Readiness Check and mock tests

    You will also record and track your learning progress through the OneFile e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence your journey. OneFile is an industry leading and award winning online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device. Even if you’re offline and have no signal.


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