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Teaching Assistant Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

A Teaching Assistant works 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 lead class teacher in enhancing a pupil’s learning either via groups or individually. They will be required to ensure pupils understand the work set, have an adequate understanding of their learning objectives and help pupils to stay on task in order to make progress in the learning environment.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need Level 2 English and Mathematics qualification (or equivalent) or a willingness to undertake it. 

Course content

Full-time apprentices undertaking the Teaching Assistant apprenticeship will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the standard, with a minimum of 20% of the time being included in their stipulated off-the-job training. Apprentices will learn how to promote self-belief, social inclusion and a understand how a high level of self-esteem plays an integral part to a pupil’s well-being, ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment.

Assessment methods

  • Practical Observation with Q&A
  • Professional Discussion (based on portfolio of evidence)

Qualifications

You will gain the following qualifications:

  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment.
Further study and career options

Future careers: Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Additional information

Acceptance will be subject to interview by the apprenticeship team and following results of skills assessment for Functional Skills ability and occupational aptitude.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
Up to 18 months Flexible 1 day a week Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747. Cauldwell Street BK106

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Inclusion
Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.