Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

OVERVIEW

The primary role of a Teaching Assistant is to support the school teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually. A TA must ensure all pupils understand the work that has been set, know their learning objective and stay on task in order to make progress. Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges. They are excellent role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings and contribute to planning class activities.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

These may differ slightly depending on the employer, but generally and apprentice would be expected to have 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, at Grade c or above (Level 4/5 new grading). Some employers will accept relevant qualifications and experience, including relevant Level 2 qualification.

Apprentices without the required Maths and English levels will be required to achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

DELIVERY METHOD

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week, including off-the-job training. The training is tailored to ensure apprentices develop the skills they need to thrive in the workplace, giving a real advantage in terms of career progression.

END POINT ASSESSMENT

  • Practical observation
  • Question and answers
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence

DURATION

18 months

LEVEL

3

PROGRESSION

This standard ensures full competency as a Teaching Assistant as well as preparing the Apprentice for roles such as Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Learner Support Assistant or a Teacher.

COST

16 – 18 year old learners £0

19+ learners £250 (payable by the employer, not the learner)

 

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