Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities.
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. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum.
They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.
Throughout the length of the apprenticeship you will receive ongoing learning and support from your assessor and employer to meet the requirements of the standard.
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You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.
Public Service - Teaching Assistant - Level 3
You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
You will also need 4 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4/A* to C or equivalent including English Language and Maths. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role
Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.
All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.
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On programme assessment consisting of a variety of evidence to produce portfolio of work. This will include observation of practice and written assignments as well as other evidence methods to meet the knowledge, standards and behaviours.
Plus an End Point Assessment once Gateway has been reached to include practical observation with questions and answers and professional discussion supported by portfolio of evidence.
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.
Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
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