Teaching Assistant Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3
This Advanced apprenticeship is designed to increase your skills and knowledge in your role of supporting pupils’ learning, whether you’re a teaching assistant, a learning support assistant or a special needs assistant. It is particularly suitable if you have significant experience as supporting teachers in schools and are looking to go into something more specialised, perhaps in administration, learning support or management. The course will combine the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge and understanding gained through a College course.
You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-5, including English and maths.
Other requirements: You must be willing to undergo a compulsory Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check for suitability for working with children and young people.
During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Schools as organisations including types of schools, policies and procedures and the wider environment in which they operate
- Team working
- Preparing for and supervising learning activities and supporting learners to complete work set by the teacher
- Personal development and reflective practice
As the apprenticeship progresses you will be assessed in a number of different ways, including practical demonstrations, observations in the workplace and exams for functional skills.
Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma
- Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools CACHE Level 3 Diploma
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities
- Equality & Diversity NCFE Level 2 Certificate
- Paediatric First Aid Level 2 Award
- Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
- English, Maths and ICT qualifications if required.
Further study and career options
Further study: Upon completion of this apprenticeship you may wish to continue your studies at a higher level; for example a Foundation Degree for teaching assistants or supporting teaching and learning.
Future careers: You could pursue full-time employment as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support assistant and work your way up with your newly acquired knowledge and skills.
Acceptance will be subject to interview by the apprenticeship team and following results of skills assessment for Functional Skills ability and occupational aptitude.