Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) inTeaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges.

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.

You will be a positive role models, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities.

You will learn the theory and show the skills and behaviours required to carry out this role,

promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum.

  • Rated outstanding for apprenticeships in our June 2017 ofsted inspection
    Ofsted - Outstanding Provider

Course Content

This Apprenticeship consists of a mixture of blended learning in the workplace and optional taught delivery at Loughborough College. The taught element will be every other Friday for the duration of the practical delivery of the apprenticeship.

Off the Job Training Provided

On-programme is the learning phase for Apprentices to apply the academic theory to their own organisations and role, and to capture the skills, knowledge and behaviours developed on the programme and in the workplace. To achieve this, Apprentices need to complete off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their Apprenticeship, this can be tracked and monitored through our e-portfolio. This might be achieved through shadowing colleagues, E-learning, internal training and research as well as taught sessions by Loughborough College.

Course Content

Assessments will be through regular formative assessment sessions and the development of a portfolio demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in the workplace covering:

  • Understanding How Pupils Learn and Develop
  • Working with Teachers to Understand and Support Assessment for Learning
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Embedding technology
  • Safeguarding
  • Collaboration/Engagement
  • Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Where youcan work

This Apprenticeship programme is designed for new entrants to a role in the Education sector and to provide progression and re-skilling routes for existing staff.

You can be working within a primary or secondary school setting.

Key Information

  • Enrolment is roll on roll off all year round, primarily based in the workplace.
  • Classroom sessions at Loughborough College on alternate Friday afternoons (1.30pm - 4.30pm).

Entry Requirements & Functional Skills

  • We require all applicants to have GCSE grades C/4 or above in English and Maths or to demonstrate the ability to work at this level
  • If an Apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 (GCSE C/4 or above) in English & Maths they must: Study for and achieve Functional Skills Level 2 English & Maths at the college by attending classes on site at Loughborough College.

Qualification(s) Obtained

  • L3 Apprenticeship Standard in Teaching Assistant
  • L3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • L2 Functional Skills English and Maths (if required)

Awarding Organisation

  • End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) of choice is NCFE.

Progression Opportunities

  • Level 4 - Advanced Practitioner in Supporting teaching and Learning (HLTA).

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