Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant Level 3 (Standard)

Course Assessment Method

- Teaching Assistant observations - practical observations with questions and answers

- On programme portfolio

- Reflective log and plan of ongoing development

- Professional discussions

- End point assessment

Entry Requirements

- Be working in a primary or secondary school, special school, or college

- Already hold 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C/4 or above. Some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What's Involved

In addition to the Apprenticeship Standard, you will also receive the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

The course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments and will last for a recomended duration of 18 months.

The course is suitable for those wanting to pursue a career as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant, parent support advisers learning mentors or similar roles at Level 3.

This course enables and encourages you to develop your skills and acquire relevant knowledge to enter the world of employment. The structure of this qualification requires you to be employed in a school or college, and attend college once a week for tutor led sessions which contribute to the 20% off the job training requirement of the qualification.

Mandatory units include:

> Communication and professional relationships with children and young people practice

> Schools as organisations

> Support learning activities

> Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

> Understand child and young people development

> Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

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What's Next

Employment as a Teaching Assistant or potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher

Course Information
Qualification Type: Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Level: Level 3
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: August 2022

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