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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

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 pupils 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. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

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  • Entry Requirements

    You will be interviewed and assessed to identify your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the Apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace.

    You may need to undergo an initial assessment of your Maths and English to show your ability to undertake study towards level 2 Maths and English.

    At the start of your apprenticeship programme you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours per week, including any off-the-job training you undertake. Where a part-time working pattern is undertaken, joint agreement may be made between with the employer and the apprentice for an extended apprenticeship duration. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years and not be on any other government funded training programme.

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    18 Months

    When does this course start?

    This course can be started at any point throughout the year, as agreed with your employer.

    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    Attendance at a college campus may be necessary for Functional Skills assessments

  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

    Functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2

    How is my course assessed?

    During the apprentice you will be required to compile a portfolio showing your good practice to submit as part of the end point assessment process. End point assessment is undertaken by an independent and unbiased assessor.

    End point assessment will include: Practical observation followed by questions Professional discussion, supported by the portfolio.

    Functional skills, if necessary, are assessed through examinations following taught sessions at a college location.

This course can be started at any point throughout the year, as agreed with your employer.

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Duration 18 Months

This course can be started at any point throughout the year, as agreed with your employer.

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Emily Frisby

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Emily chose to study childhood studies at CWA as she was able to achieve the grades she needed to go to university, whilst gaining practical experience.

“College allows you to study more independently but the tutors are always there to give you support. During my two years at CWA, I have made friendships that I know will last a lifetime. I would say to anyone thinking of coming to college to go for it, as it opens up avenues you otherwise would not experience.”

Emily is now studying primary education at university. 

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Paige Simonds

Teaching Assistant Level 3

Paige has taught her class group, a level three childcare class, and staff members how to read braille, creating brilliant resources to help everyone learn, demonstrating confidence, resourcefulness and maturity beyond her years.

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