Supporting Teaching and Learning (Teaching Assistant) Apprenticeship Level 3

Supporting Teaching and Learning (Teaching Assistant) Apprenticeship Level 3

Shape the Future: Become a Teaching Assistant

As a Teaching Assistant, step into the vibrant world of education, where you play a pivotal role in shaping learners' journeys. From primary schools to further education colleges, you'll be the supportive backbone for students across a diverse age spectrum, helping to unlock their potential and ignite their passion for learning.

Empower and Inspire

Under the guidance of experienced teachers, you'll provide targeted support to students, both one-on-one and in small groups. Your mission is to ensure that every learner grasps their work, stays engaged, and progresses confidently. Whether it’s assisting students with special educational needs (SEN), or those facing social and emotional challenges, your contribution will be key to fostering an inclusive, nurturing learning environment.

Collaborate and Grow

Join a dynamic team of educators and engage closely with the wider school community, including parents and caregivers. Through your dedication to promoting positive learning behaviors and ensuring a safe, stimulating classroom setting, you'll not only aid in students' development but also advance your own skills within a rewarding educational landscape.

For more information, contact the apprenticeships team at applyapprentice@newcollege.ac.uk

Delivery and assessment

At the end of your qualification, you will complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) which comprises of:

  • An online knowledge test

  • A practical observation

  • A professional review

To view the End Point Assessment guide, click here.

Pay and training

As an apprentice, you’ll be:

  • Entitled to at least the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage. For more information, visit gov.uk here.

  • Paid for time for training or study as part of your apprenticeship

  • Entitled to holiday pay and other employee rights

At least six hours per week of your normal working hours must be spent on ‘off the job’ training. Your ‘off the job’ training might happen every week, every month or in a separate block of time.

Entry requirements

You must be employed within a relevant job role to undertake the programme. Employers offer apprenticeship vacancies and will set job-specific entry requirements. We can also assist in finding you a suitable employer.

If you do not already hold a minimum GCSE Grade 4 in English and Maths (or equivalent) you will be required to study Functional Skills over three days in these areas as part of your apprenticeship. You must be able to achieve a minimum of Level 2 in your Initial Diagnostic Assessment to be accepted onto this apprenticeship.

Please contact the team at applyapprentice@newcollege.ac.uk

Future career and study opportunities

Assistant teacher 

Classroom assistant 

Learning support assistant 

Learning support worker 

Specialist curriculum support 

Support assistant 

Teaching assistant

Contact

For more information about this qualification, please contact our team at applyapprentice@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 498 208.

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