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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

  • Course Type: Apprenticeship

What can this course lead to?

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of careers paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Who is it for?

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 pupil’s 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.

What is covered?


  • Understanding how pupils learn and develop.
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning.
  • Keeping children safe in education.


  • Developing strategies for support.
  • Communication and team work.
  • Working with teachers to accurately assess.
  • Using technology.
  • Problem solving/ability to motivate pupils.


  • Building relationships/ embracing change.
  • Adding value to education.
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Professional standards and personal accountability.
  • Team working and collaboration engagement.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above preferably including English, mathematics and a science, or relevant / appropriate experience. Individual employers will also set their own selection criteria and will include a recognised background check, equivalent to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
12-18 Months

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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