Education and Early Years
Teaching Assistant, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship is designed to develop your workplace skills and knowledge as a teaching assistant or supporting teaching and learning in a variety of settings.
You must be employed a minimum of 30 hours a week and attend college for coaching, college taught sessions and EPA preparations.
You will attend College one day a week to gain vital background knowledge in a variety of sector-related subjects. Topics you will study include schools as organisations, assessment for learning. child and young person development, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, supporting positive behaviour, partnership working in services for children and young people, health and safety. As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills and you will need to pass Level 2 functional skills by the end of your apprenticeship. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
We’ll assess your practical skills, projects and workplace performance. There will be an end-point assessment consisting of a professional discussion and a knowledge test.
What could I do after this course?
You could progress to a role in a range of settings, including primary and secondary schools and SEND provision. Or you can increase your skills with a degree in BA (Hons) Education, Society and Childhood or a BA(Hons) Send and Inclusive Practice at University Centre Weston.
You will need a Level 2 Early Years or Teaching Assistant qualification and a level 1 in Maths and English. You will also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this. On enrolment your employer will require you to undertake a DBS check.
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Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.
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