Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant Level 3 (Standard)

Course Assessment Method

- Teaching Assistant observations - practical observations with questions and answers

- Reflective log and plan of ongoing development

- Professional discussions

- Longitudinal Study

- 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

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 recommended 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 on a two week rolling programme*:

Week 1: Formal Teaching

Week 2: Blended Formal Teaching and Assignment Support.

*All apprentices must complete 20% of their contracted hours as ‘off the job’ college study. The remaining time per week will be agreed between the apprentice and their employer to allow for flexibility to meet business needs.

Topics include:

Child Development & SEND

Assessment & Support Strategies

Health, Safety and Safeguarding

Building Effective Relationships, Communication & Teamwork

Confidentiality & Record Keeping

National Curriculum in Context

Implementing ICT Resources in the Learning Environment

Supporting Positive Behaviours

Personal & Professional Development Through Self Reflective Practice

Legislation, Policy & Procedures.

What's Next

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