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Teaching Assistant
Level 3 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

Careers in childcare and education can be challenging, fun and rewarding. You need to be enthusiastic, have plenty of energy and have a solid sense of responsibility.

Your job role may vary but the most important job you will do is ensuring the welfare and health (physical, mental and emotional) of the children you care for. You will be involved in playing with children, making sure they stay healthy and happy, and help them to learn new things everyday.

As a Teaching Assistant you will work with children and young people across primary, secondary or special education settings.

Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are:

Teaching Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Specialist Support Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in Teaching Assistant apprenticeship

18 months

City & Guilds

What will you learn?

You’ll provide direct support to both teachers and pupils while enhancing the learning experience and opportunities for all. You will be provided with a good knowledge of the curriculum and be adept at planning and evaluation. You will learn about child development, theories and transitional stages how to apply this learning to accurately assess, provide feedback and motivate – both pupils, other support staff and increase your own productivity levels.

We will ensure you have the skills needed to make a positive contribution to a child’s wellbeing, self-belief and development.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you 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 information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

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

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Behaviours

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

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Your pathway to success

Completing a Teaching Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship can lead to further opportunities within childcare. Teaching Assistants provide a vital role in supporting teaching teams throughout school environments, and this role will be in great demand as classroom sizes continue to increase. There will be ongoing demand in this role, and there are plenty of opportunities to move up to a Level 4 or 5 qualification. Get in touch to find out more.

If you’re interested in starting your Childcare & Education career with Paragon Skills, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!

FAQs

Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545

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