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Teaching Assistant
Level 3

Teaching Assistant


92 weeks


Rush Green Campus


Flexible dates



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.

Modules will include:

  • Understanding how pupils learn and develop
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Developing strategies for support
  • Working with teachers to accurately assess

To achieve the apprenticeship standard all components must be completed, including Functional skills at the required level if the apprentice doesn’t have exemptions.

All apprenticeship standards include an end point assessment which is required to complete the standard.

To join this apprenticeship programme, you will need one Grade 4 (c) in E&M and the other to be working at a minimum initial assessment of L2

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

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Where it can lead to
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.