Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Apprenticeship | Weston College

Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Apprenticeship

Location of course delivery: South Bristol (The Park, Knowle), Portishead and Trelander (Cornwall). This course is not being delivered at any Weston College campuses in Weston-super-Mare

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 come to 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/learning support assistant. Or you can increase your skills with an teaching assistant advanced apprenticeship at Weston College.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3/D and above or a Level 1 qualification. You will need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.

Course Level

Level 2

iAn interview is required for this course.

All you need to know about course dates and times

Throughout the year
18 - 24 Months
Course code APPTAPF1MA

Occupations related to Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Apprenticeship


Teaching assistant

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Average annual earnings: £17,316
Employment in region: 8,625 positions

Educational support assistant

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Average annual earnings: £16,614
Employment in region: 3,239 positions

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

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