Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Discover how to support the class teacher to enhance the pupil's learning. A rewarding and fulfilling career path that involves hands-on training and valuable experience in an educational setting.

Course Description

You must be CURRENTLY employed within an education setting and will need to discuss the qualification with your employer.  

Knowledge 

  • Understand the need to provide feedback to support and facilitate an appropriate level of independence. 
  • Comprehend appropriate levels of learning resources to identify and help address weaknesses, consolidate strengths and develop individualised expectations. 
  • Recognise different stages of child development through school, eg: the transition between key stages. 
  • Recognise the importance of using appropriate technology to support learning. 
  • Understand the need to accurately observe, record and report on pupils’ participation, conceptual understanding and progress to improve practice and assessment for different groups of pupils. 
  • Understand the school’s assessment procedures and materials for benchmarking against targets set by the class teacher. 
  • Appropriate knowledge of the curriculum and context you are working in. 
  • Understand current statutory guidance including ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1, safeguarding policies, and Prevent Strategy. 
  • Understand the importance of sharing relevant information, in a timely manner with the designated Safeguarding lead. 

Skills 

  • Develop strategies to support and encourage pupils to move towards independent learning. 
  • Use appropriately varied vocabulary to ensure pupils’ understanding. 
  • Embed effective behaviour management strategies using discipline appropriately and fairly in line with the school’s policy. 
  • Deliver interventions in accordance with training given (RAG rating). 
  • Foster and encourage positive, effective, nurturing and safe learning environments inspiring pupils to take pride in and learn from their individual achievements. 
  • Recognise, adapt and respond to all pupils encompassing SEN/emotional vulnerabilities, for example, use Makaton, and visual timetables. 
  • Work closely with teachers to ensure their own contribution aligns with the teaching and ensure regular communications to provide clarity and consistency of role within lessons. 
  • Deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters using initiative, sensitivity and understanding. 

Behaviours 

  • Building relationships/embracing change 
  • Adding value to education 
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion Professional sta

Modules Covered

1 - Understanding how pupils learn and develop 

2 - Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning 

3 - Keeping children safe in education 

4 - Developing strategies for support 

5 - Communication and teamwork 

6 - Working with teachers to accurately assess 

7 - Using technology 

8 - Problem-solving/ability to motivate pupils 

Accreditation

Fully Accredited 

This course is nationally accredited!  

We are partnered with the nation's leading colleges and training providers across the United Kingdom. This means many of our qualifications, including this one, are nationally recognised.  

This course is nationally accredited! It has been quality-checked by an external awarding body to ensure you get the best possible results.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 Qualification 
  • Understanding how pupils learn and develop
  • Using appropriate technology to support learning
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Appropriate knowledge of the curriculum and context you are working in.
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Developing strategies for support
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Working with teachers to accurately assess
  • Using technology
  • Problem-solving/ability to motivate pupils


Ensure full competence as a Teaching Assistant!

Eligibility

Is this course for me? 

This course is fully funded by your employer and is available to anyone who falls within the eligibility requirements below:  
 

  • Age 16+  
  • EU / UK Resident for 3+ years 
  • You will be required to have achieved Level 1 English and Maths and achieved Level 2 English and Maths tests before completion. 
  • You must be CURRENTLY employed within an education setting

Levy

These courses are paid, but not by the learner/individual. These courses will always need to be paid for by your employer and is dependent on whether they pay into a levy pot or not. 

(Please contact your line manager to discuss this qualification in more detail) 

Course fee

Free
Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Discover how to support the class teacher to enhance the pupil's learning. A rewarding and fulfilling career path that involves hands-on training and valuable experience in an educational setting.

Level 3
15 Months
Tutor Support
Online Based
Accredited

Course fee

Free

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