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12 - 18 Months
Course code APPTAPF1MA

Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Apprenticeship

What will I do on this course?

This Level 2 teaching assistant apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage while learning in the workplace.

You’ll learn from a qualified teacher and mentor in school and attend College for approximately one day a week to learn about the technical aspects of the role.

You’ll cover topics including children and young people’s development, positive behaviour, learning activities, and health and safety. The course includes the Level 2 QCF Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools; functional skills in English, maths and IT; personal learning and thinking skills; and employment rights and responsibilities.

How will I be assessed?

We’ll assess your practical skills and observe you at work. You’ll also complete written assignments to show your knowledge.

What could I do after this course?

You will have the skills to apply for jobs in schools as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant. Alternatively you can increase your skills with a teaching assistant advanced apprenticeship at Weston College.


Entry Requirements

You’ll need four GCSEs at grade 9-3 or a Level 1 qualification. You’ll also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this. On enrolment your employer will require you to undertake a DBS check.

Course Level

Level 2

iAn interview is required for this course.

What Our Students Say

Jasmine Cardwell, Early Years


Jasmine Cardwell

“The course has provided me with the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and meet lots of new people”

Former school: Worle

Course: Early Years

What next? Jasmine achieved A*, A, B and will progress onto the UAL Foundation Art and Design degree at University Centre Weston.

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