Teaching Assistant - Level 3 Apprenticeship
Are you looking to start a career as a teaching assistant? The Level 3 Apprenticeship will provide your training to start your career in school. You may work with children in primary or high schools, while you will learn about different curriculums depending on the age of the children that you work with. The fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviours that you learn will remain the same.
- Course Information
The Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship will provide you with the training to start your career in school. You may work with children in primary or high schools, while you will learn about different curriculums depending on the age of the children that you work with. The fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviours that you learn will remain the same. As a teaching assistant you will work in the classroom directly with the children to assist the teacher and the children in class. You will support children’s learning and ensure their health and safety at all times, you will learn how to safeguard children, legislation, policies and procedures that schools and their staff must adhere to.
- Entry Requirements
4 x GCSE A*-D / 9-3 including GCSE English at A*-C / 9-4 and Maths at A*-D / 9-3 or equivalent.
Please note that employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those listed and should therefore be treated as the minimum entry criteria. However, if you do not currently meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship you wish to apply for, you may also be considered based on related subject qualifications and/or life/work experience or upon successfully achieving the required Basic and Key Skill Builder (BKSB) results.
Should you not hold GCSE English at A*-C / 9-4 and / or Maths at A*-D / 9-3 or equivalent you may have the opportunity to complete a functional skills course alongside your apprenticeship. Suitability will be determined following an initial assessment and diagnostic. Your programme duration may be extended to allow for functional skills.
All information correct at the time of publication but could be subject to change.
- How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion, observation and an end point assessment at the end of your apprenticeship. This will confirm competence and knowledge. Each apprentice will be elected a qualified work-based trainer from Runshaw College who will assess their practical skills and competence in the workplace.
- Employer Requirements
Employers must be prepared to work with their Apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage Apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the Apprentice to come up to reach the required level of competence.
- Progression Pathway
After the Level 3 apprenticeship course, if you have developed within the workplace, you may be able to progress directly to a Higher Level Teaching Assistant apprenticeship.
- Attendance & Support
Runshaw College believes that attendance and punctuality are key factors in the timely success of an apprenticeship. Apprentices are accepted on the basis that they will have a high level of attendance at college (if applicable) and in the workplace. Persistent or regular absenteeism is a disciplinary offence and may lead to dismissal from the programme.
Runshaw apprentices will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work on their own and as team players. We expect our apprentices to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals.
It is important to maintain time keeping and attendance for both college (if applicable) and workplace sessions to ensure learners remain on target.