Teaching assistant (level 3)
Supporting the class teacher to enhance learning.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
- Typical duration
- 18 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Education and early years
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Assistant teacher
- Classroom assistant
- Learning support assistant
- Learning support worker
- Specialist curriculum support
- Support assistant
- Teaching assistant
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Apply strategies to support and encourage the development of independent learners.
- Adapt communication strategies for the audience and context.
- Apply behaviour management strategies in line with organisational policy.
- Adapt resources to support all learners.
- Communicate with teachers to ensure clarity of the TA’s role.
- Apply teaching strategies to deliver learning activities or interventions.
- Build relationships with learners, teachers, other professionals and stakeholders.
- Comply with legislation, guidance, and procedures for Prevent, safeguarding and health & safety.
- Support the well-being and mental health of learners.
- Observe, record, and report on learners in line with organisational procedures.
- Apply methods of formative assessment.
- Use up to date technology safely, to support learning.
- Encourage safe use of technology by learners.
- Adapt teaching strategies to support all learners (for example, scaffolding, open questioning).
- Identify and respond to pastoral and academic behaviours in learners.
- Provide feedback to learners.
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