15 Months (£5000)
The Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard is for anyone who has an interest in working with children in Primary, Special and Secondary education. This will be 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.
As part of the Programme, you will be required to develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas within your organisation:
The course delivery will typically be completed over a 15-month period, which will include fortnightly knowledge delivery through face-to-face sessions or remote
The learners will also be observed in the workplace on at least 2 occasions to identify the standards of competence are being met.
There will also be recorded professional discussions covering competence towards the standard.
The tutor will complete a progress review in the first 6 weeks and every 10-12 weeks thereafter, which will require the Employer’s presence. All work will be stored on an electronic portfolio ready to be submitted to the End Point Assessment Organisation.
At the end of the 15th month, the learner will have a final assessment with an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Revision and mock activities will be completed with the learner prior to the final assessment.
As part of the Apprenticeship Standard, you will be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of your programme with an external Independent Assessor (EPAO).
Throughout the programme, your tutor will prepare you for the End Point Assessment and complete mock assessments prior to your final assessment.
The following elements will be completed during the End Point Assessment for the Teaching Assistant Standard:
At the end of the final assessment, the below grades will be awarded by the EPAO:
As part of the Teaching Assistant Standard you will be achieving the following qualifications:
*Will be achieved if relevant qualification not already held prior to the Apprenticeship.
Typical applicants will display a good attitude, a positive approach to learning & development and a high level of ambition. Apprentices will need to sit an initial assessment in both English and Maths.
Where a learner does not hold an equivalent to or GSCE grade 4 (C) or above, you will need to sit Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the End Point assessment.