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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

This occupation is found in primary, secondary, special schools, alternative provision, and further education institutions such as sixth forms and colleges.

Teaching Assistants work across all age ranges, supporting all learners. They ensure that learners understand their work, know their learning objectives, and display positive learning behaviours in order to make progress. They deliver individual and small group teaching and apply a range of strategies to support learners of different abilities under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher. Teaching Assistants may support learners with special educational needs and disabilities and learners with social, emotional, and mental health vulnerabilities.

Study Location
18 Months
depending on Level
Level 3
Qualification Level
Online 1/2 day/week (term-time)
College Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • Ideally, candidates will have 4 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths or equivalent. Apprentices without English or maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment
  • Employment in the industry
  • Clear DBS Check (Disclosure & Barring Service)

What you will study

  • The stages of development for children and young people
  • How technology can support learning
  • Types of learning intervention
  • The impact of enrichment activities on learners
  • Prevent, safeguarding and health & safety legislation, guidance, and procedures
  • Apply strategies to support and encourage the development of independent learners
  • Adapt resources to support all learners
  • Observe, record, and report on learners in line with organisational procedures
  • Use up-to-date technology safely, to support learning
  • Act professionally and respectfully with the whole school community
  • Be a positive role model, upholding and exemplifying the organisation’s values
  • Be committed to improving their own delivery through reflective practice

How you will study...

  • Monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor
  • Online taught sessions 1/2 day per week during term time
  • 6hrs per week ‘off the job training’ tracked
  • Portfolio building – work-based evidence

What's Next?


  • Assistant Teacher
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Learning Support Worker
  • Specialist Curriculum Support
  • Support Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
To apply for an Apprenticeship, please complete the online application form and our Apprenticeship Team will contact you to arrange an interview.
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