Your application

Find my course

Unsure what course to study?

You just need to answer three simple questions about your study preferences, interests and predicted grades and we can suggest courses that might suit you.

  • 1 Study type
  • 2 Your Interests
  • 3 Your Grades
Question 1

How would you prefer to study?

Question 2

What are your interests?

Question 3

What grades have you achieved or are predicted?

These results are a suggestion of courses you may want to explore but are by no means a definitive list and individual entry requirements do apply.

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

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 Does The Programme Include

You will be employed as an apprentice for at least 30 hours a week. You will have a workplace mentor or supervisor who will be responsible for your training and welfare at work. You will attend college for monthly workshops.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have gained a minimum of 3 – 5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above or equivalent, preferably English, mathematics and a science or relevant /​appropriate experience. Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeship and will include a recognised background check, equivalent to Criminal Record Bureau/​Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB/​DBS).

How The Course Will Be Assessed

An assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress against standards and set SMART objectives.

Potential Future Career

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.

Course Content


  • 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.


Infographic_Childcare3 Infographic_Childcare1 Infographic_Childcare2 Infographic_Childcare4


I’m now heading to Leeds Beckett University to study Primary Teaching as I’ve gained real experiences through work placements and practical modules to help me find the right career path.

Rhiannon Kersely



Course not quite right for you?

These similar courses may be more suited to your skills and interests...

© 2020 All rights reserved.

Web Design byBluestorm Design