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Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard (Shropshire)

Course overview

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. Course details are below.

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Apprenticeship Standards Information

Level: 3

Duration (norm): 18 months

Code: ST0454

Max Funding Value: £5,000

Delivery Model: The apprentice will visit the training center once every three weeks (day release). In addition, the trainer will visit the employer site for reviews throughout the duration of the course.

English and Mathematics: Level 2/C for both must be achieved prior to End Point Assessment (this content will be blended into the apprentice's study programme if it is required).


  • Understand how pupils learn and develop.
  • Understands how technology may be used in classrooms to support teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Understands how to work with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning.
  • Understanding of the current Curriculum.
  • Understands the principals surrounding how to keep children safe in education.


  • Develops strategies for support
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Effective as working within a team.
  • Works with teachers to accurately assess children in schools
  • Uses necessary technology.
  • Effective at problem solving and has the ability to motivate pupils.


  • Builds relationships and embraces change.
  • Adds value to education.
  • Promotes equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Maintains professional standards and personal accountability.
  • Effective team worker and collaborator.

External Qualification

This apprenticeship does not feature any external qualifications.

Endpoint Assessment

  • Practical observation with question and answer session.
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

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