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Teaching Assistant/Supporting Teaching and Learning, Advanced Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
This Level 3 teaching assistant apprenticeship is about learning on the job and getting paid, while you get qualified. You’ll learn from a qualified teacher and mentor in school and come to College for one day a week to learn the technical aspects of the job.
You’ll cover topics including managing pupil behaviour; establishing and maintaining relationships with individual pupils and groups; supporting pupils during learning activities; and reviewing and developing your own professional practice. You’ll also complete a Level 3 QCF Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
How will I be assessed?
We’ll assess your practical skills and observe you at work. You’ll also produce written assignments to show your knowledge.
What could I do after this course?
You will be able to apply for teaching assistant and learning support assistant roles in schools. You could also increase your skills with a degree, HLTA status, or specialist qualifications in speech therapy or working with children with learning difficulties and disabilities.
You’ll need an NCFE Level 2 teaching assistant qualification, plus English and Maths GCSEs at grade 4/C or above. You will also need to be in relevant employment for up to four days a week, but we can help you find this. On enrolment your employer will require you to undertake a DBS check.
Occupations related to Teaching Assistant/Supporting Teaching and Learning, Advanced Apprenticeship
Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.
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What Our Students Say
Jasmine Cardwell, Early Years
“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.