The role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils learning within a Primary, Secondary or Special education across all age ranges.
Typically, this level 3 apprenticeship will take 13-18 months.
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.
The end point assessment (EPA) will test the entire standard and comprises of the following elements:
A summary of knowledge, skills and behaviours will need to be demonstrated throughout your EPA
Must be 16 or over and working at least 30 hours per week including all training and study time.
Must be in an occupation relevant to the apprenticeship and hold a contract of employment.
Must be allowed to use 6 hours a week of their working time to complete off the job training.
Depending on the Apprenticeship, apprentices will need to achieve level 1 or 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end-point assessment and we will support the learner through this programme where necessary.