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
    • Validated by
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
    • Course Location
      work based
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      24 (+4 EPA) months
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  • Overview

    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 and legislation, policies and procedures that schools and their staff must adhere to.

    This is a 24 month course (+ 4 months EPA) which is delivered in the work place. As part of this qualification, you will also be expected to attend the college once a month. 

  • Entry Requirements

    4 x GCSE A*-D / 9-3 which must include GCSE English and Maths at A*-C / 9-4 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 meet entry requirements but not hold a level 4/C in English and/or Maths you will need to complete a functional skills course alongside your apprenticeship. As part of the application process you will be assessed to see your current working level, acceptance will be based on this outcome. 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.

  • 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

    Progression to Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification, progression onto a Teaching Degree, Specialised Teaching Assistant such as SEND or EYFS.