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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course 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 pupil’s 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.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will be employed as an appren­tice for at least 30 hours a week. You will have a work­place men­tor or super­vi­sor who will be respon­si­ble for your train­ing and wel­fare at work. You will attend col­lege for month­ly workshops.

Entry Require­ments

A min­i­mum of 3 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above prefer­ably includ­ing Eng­lish, math­e­mat­ics and a sci­ence, or rel­e­vant / appro­pri­ate experience. 

Indi­vid­ual employ­ers will also set their own selec­tion cri­te­ria and will include a recog­nised back­ground check, equiv­a­lent to a Dis­clo­sure and Bar­ring Ser­vice (DBS).

How The Course Will Be Assessed

An asses­sor will vis­it you in the work­place to assess your progress against stan­dards and set SMART objectives.

Poten­tial Future Career

As well as ensur­ing full com­pe­ten­cy as a Teach­ing Assis­tant, this stan­dard pro­vides a foun­da­tion for poten­tial pro­gres­sion into a num­ber of careers paths in the Edu­ca­tion­al sec­tor includ­ing High­er Lev­el Teach­ing Assis­tant, Assis­tant Teacher and Teacher.

Course Con­tent


  • Under­stand­ing how pupils learn and develop. 
  • Work­ing with teach­ers to under­stand and sup­port assess­ment for learning. 
  • Keep­ing chil­dren safe in education.


  • Devel­op­ing strate­gies for support. 
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and team work. 
  • Work­ing with teach­ers to accu­rate­ly assess. 
  • Using tech­nol­o­gy.
  • Prob­lem solving/​ability to moti­vate pupils.


  • Build­ing relationships/​embrac­ing change. 
  • Adding val­ue to education. 
  • Pro­mot­ing equal­i­ty, diver­si­ty and inclusion. 
  • Pro­fes­sion­al stan­dards and per­son­al accountability. 
  • Team work­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion engagement.


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Study­ing for my degree was the best thing I ever did. I have been appoint­ed as an Out­door Edu­ca­tion Lead for a local school where I will build and imple­ment a for­est school edu­ca­tion from scratch.

Gemma Devitt



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