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Teaching Assistant
Level 3 Apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that work with children and young people across primary, secondary or special education settings.

These employees provide direct support to both teachers and pupils and are key in enhancing the learning experience and opportunities for all. They have good knowledge of the curriculum and are already adept at planning and evaluation.

Level 3 Certificate in Teaching Assistant apprenticeship

18 months

City & Guilds

What will they learn?

This apprenticeship will ensure that your employees have all the skills they need to make a great contribution to every pupil’s development, well-being and self-belief. They will learn more about child development, theories and transitional stages and will apply their learning to accurately assess, provide feedback and motivate – both pupils, other support staff and themselves.

Our apprenticeships give your employees training that is tailored to the needs of your setting and their roles, providing job-specific skills that promote collaborative working and increase engagement.

How will they learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources your employee will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time learner information so that you will always know what your employee is learning and how they are progressing.

This apprenticeship will develop your employees’ knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • Understand how pupils learn & develop
  • Appropriate technology to support learning
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Knowledge of the curriculum
  • Working with teachers to understand & support assessment for learning

Skills

  • How to use technology to enhance learning
  • Communication & teamwork
  • Work with Teachers to accurately assess & provide developmental feedback
  • Develop strategies to support & enhance learning
  • Problem solving, coaching & motivational skills

Behaviours

  • Building relationships & embracing change
  • Adding value to education
  • Team working, collaboration & engagement
  • Professional standards and ethics & personal accountability
  • Promoting equality, diversity & inclusive practice

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Your pathway to success

Becoming a qualified Teaching Assistant  is a skill for life and can open doors to a long and rewarding career. This qualification can lead to many job roles including teaching assistant, classroom assistant, additional needs assistant and team leader among others. In some schools, you can develop a specialism, such as literacy, numeracy, or special education.

Completing a Teaching Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship Standard could lead to further opportunities, as the Teaching Assistant sector expands and increasing workforce numbers together with the age profile of the current workforce means that there will be an ongoing demand for learning support staff in schools.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and to ensure that you get the best out of your apprenticeship.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today about the opportunities available to you and the Teaching Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship Standard

FAQs

How do we employ an apprentice?

We can help you find the right apprentice for your business. If you are looking to employ an apprentice you can learn more about the process on our Employing an apprentice page, or you can call us to discuss your requirements on 0800 783 2545.

How much does apprenticeship training cost?

The cost of an apprenticeship varies and is dependent on the level and Standard or Framework. To find out which Standards or Frameworks best meet your business needs, and the cost of these, speak to your training provider.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

In the sectors we work in, an apprenticeship takes 12 to 48 months, however this can vary depending on the hours worked, the industry sector and level of qualification.

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Agata Kwiakwowska

If I can do it I may inspire [my colleagues] to do a qualification and gain new knowledge too. I feel I am of value to my colleagues and it has built positive working relationships in my setting as I have built new relationships due to more experienced staff supporting me during the qualification.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that support and promote children and young people’s early education and development.

    These employees play an important role in preparing young people for their future school lives by helping them to gain the full range of social and practical skills they need to progress.

    Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
    12-18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that work with children and young people across primary, secondary or special education settings.

    These employees provide direct support to both teachers and pupils and are key in enhancing the learning experience and opportunities for all.

    Certificate in Teaching Assistant apprenticeship
    18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 5 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any employees who work either as a Manager in Children’s Residential Care or as a Children, Young People and Families Manager in the community.

    They might work in a range of settings including local authorities, health organisations, educational and early years settings or children’s centres.

    Children, Young People & Families Manager Level 5
    24 months City & Guilds
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is designed for employees who work within a children’s residential care setting e.g. a children’s home, a residential special school or a secure children’s home.

    Residential Childcare
    12 - 18 months
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