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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

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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

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).

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

Knowlegde:

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

Skills:

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

Behaviours:

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

 

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Studying for my degree was the best thing I ever did. I have been appointed as an Outdoor Education Lead for a local school where I will build and implement a forest school education from scratch.

Gemma Devitt

 

 

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