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What is the Teaching Assistant Standard?
Typically, this apprenticeship will take between 13 and 18 months.
Teaching assistants support the class teacher to enhance pupil’s learning
Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is 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. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.
What are the requirements?
- Must be 16 or over and working at least 30 hours per week including all training and study time.
- Must be in a Teaching Assistant role and hold a contract of employment.
- Must be allowed to use 20% of their working time to complete off the job training.
- Will need to achieve level 2 English and Maths before completing the programme if not already certificated.
If you are an employer wanting to up skill your staff, please call 01268 270648 or email [email protected]
For more information on how we can get you an apprenticeship and a job, please call 01268 270648 or email [email protected]
If you are already in employment but would like to up skill to benefit yourself and your organisation, please call 01268 270648 or email [email protected]
For a full breakdown and further information on this apprenticeship standard please visit the following website – Institute for Apprenticeships – or click on the links below to download PDF files.