Teaching Assistant Level 3

Maximum Contribution

£250

Typical course duration

18 Months (Plus EPA)

Introduction to the apprenticeship

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-es... read more

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The apprenticeship at a glance

Start Date
Flexible
Level
Level 3
Typical Duration
18 Months (Plus EPA)
Delivery
Blended learning with one to one support
Entry Requirements
  • Must be employed or willing to work in a role within a school setting
  • To ideally hold a Level 2 Teaching and Learning qualification or equivalent
  • To be willing and able to access a Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout your course to aid your learning
  • To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)
End Point Assessments (EPA)

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Situational judgement test
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass, Merit or Distinction
Qualification
Teaching Assistant Level 3

Learners will build an advanced understanding of how to provide quality teaching and how to influence and support learners. Some of the areas of development include:

  • Contributing to the implementation of learning activities
  • Evaluating the performance of lesson plans and how to improve for the future
  • Working independently in teaching group and individual activities
  • Working in partnership with teachers to help support and deliver lesson plans and objectives

  • Must be employed or willing to work in a role within a school setting
  • To ideally hold a Level 2 Teaching and Learning qualification or equivalent
  • To be willing and able to access a Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout your course to aid your learning
  • To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)

Teaching Assistant Level 3

On successful completion, apprentices will be eligible for the following roles:

  • Teaching Assistant in infant or junior school
  • Teaching Assistant in a special school
  • Teaching Assistant in a secondary school or independent school
  • Senior Teaching Assistant
  • Senior Learning Support Assistant
  • Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Situational judgement test
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass, Merit or Distinction

Off-the-Job training (OJT) is a requirement for all apprenticeship standards at all levels. Apprentices must spend 20% of their contracted working hours undertaking Off-the-Job training.

Off-the-Job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship standard and teaching them the new knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their role.