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Teaching Assistant

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Course Level

Level 3

Course Duration

18 months



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Whats involved.

Course Overview

Our Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship is designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

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Whats involved.

What will you learn?

Module 1

Learn & Develop

Understand the need to provide feedback to support and facilitate an appropriate level of independence.

Module 2


Recognise the importance of using appropriate technology to support learning.

Module 3

Support Assessment

Understand the need to accurately observe, record and report on pupil's participation, conceptual understanding and progress to improve practice and assessment for different groups of pupils.

Module 4


An appropriate knowledge of the curriculum and context you are working in.

Module 5

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Understand current statutory guidance including 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' Part 1, safeguarding policies, Prevent Strategy.

Module 6

Strategies for Support

Develop strategies to support and encourage pupils to move towards independent learning.

Module 7

Communication & Team Work

Ensure regular communication with teachers to provide clarity and consistency of role within lessons.

Module 8

Accurately Assess

Contribute to a range of assessment processes and use information effectively for example, written records.

Module 9

Using Technology

Use relevant technology competently and effectively to improve learning.

Module 10

Problem Solving

Use a range of strategies including scaffolding and open questioning skills to enable pupils to access and engage in learning.

Module 11


Promote and exemplify positive behaviour and uphold the school ethos.

Module 12

Value to Education

Provide constructive and specific feedback and support pupils, helping them to achieve their maximum potential socially, emotionally and academically through peer marking and reflection.

Module 13

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Promote community cohesion and cultural diversity encompassing a full understanding of the school's ethos.

Module 14

Professional Standards

Demonstrate professional relationships in line with Staff Handbook.

Module 15


Work collaboratively and constructively with the whole school team.


Where next?

Progression opportunities

All of the courses we offer at GBS Apprenticeships are aimed to help progress your continuous professional development.

This qualification will prepare you for employment as a Teaching Assistant. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you may consider higher apprenticeships or additional professional qualifications and training.

What now?

Can I apply for this course?

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or higher.

Some of the requirements may be:

  • Typically have five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or higher.
  • Have been a resident in the UK/ Level 5 EEA/EU for the last 3 years.
  • Have Level 2 English and Maths or equivalent.
  • Be able to meet the programme modules through their job role.


How apprenticeships work for Employers?

From the outset, we communicate with you to find out exactly what your organizational requirements are, then find the best fit for the business and an individual who will bring value to the role instantly.


We want to engage with you

We will meet you in the first instance to find out exactly what your business needs from an apprentice, whilst ensuring that you have all the information you need from the outset.


Free recruitment

We will source high quality candidates that not only meet your organizational needs, but have the best personality fit and abilities to contribute to your office dynamics.


Ongoing support

Not only will we induct the apprentice, but we will offer ongoing support to both your business and the learner. We hold regular one-to-one sessions with our apprentices to ensure they are on the right track.


Delivery is important

We are versatile in our approach to teaching as we know every business has different needs, so we offer both academy-style support on a weekly basis, as well as distance-learning in the form of webinars.

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