Childcare and Teacher Training

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

You can start an Apprenticeship at any point during the year. The course will take a minimum of 18 months to complete.

Entry requirements

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have already achieved 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading). Some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.

Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

You will achieve

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.

Course overview

Supporting the class teacher to enhance pupils’ 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.

Click here for further information regarding the Standard Apprenticeship

Course content

  • Understanding how pupils learn and develop
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Developing strategies for support
  • Working with teachers to accurately assess
  • Problem solving/ability to motivate pupils
  • Building relationships/ embracing change
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstrations and assignments. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.

You will need access to a computer and the internet.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
Barnsley
S70 2AX

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship

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