Teaching Assistant Level 3

Level 3

18 months

CLASSROOM

  • Overview:

    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.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific academic entry requirements however, all applicants need to attend an interview with a recruitment officer and undertake an initial English and Maths assessment. The initial entry points for English and Maths are as follows:

  • For level 2 apprenticeships the minimum entry level for English and Maths is ‘Entry level 3’ (E3).
  • For all level 3 and 4 apprenticeships the minimum entry level for English and Maths is level 1, ideally level 2.
  • For all level 5 apprenticeships the minimum entry level for English and Maths is level 2 however, in some individual circumstances level 1 may be considered.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

Teaching assistants working in primary, special and secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours:

Knowledge: Understanding how pupils learn and develop, technology, working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning, curriculum, keeping children safe in education.

Skills: Developing strategies for support, communication and teamwork, working with teachers to accurately assess, using technology, problem solving/ability to motivate pupils. 

Behaviours: Building relationships/embracing change, adding value to education, promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, professional standards and personal accountability, team working, collaboration/engagement.

Progression and career path:

Progression into a further apprenticeship or management/supervisor roles. 

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