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Apprenticeship training course

Teaching assistant (level 3)

Supporting the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning.

Qualification level
3
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Education and childcare
Maximum funding
£5,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Develop strategies to support and encourage pupils to move towards independent learning
  • Use appropriately varied vocabulary to ensure pupils understanding
  • Embed effective behaviour management strategies using discipline appropriately and fairly in line with the schools policy
  • Deliver interventions in accordance with training given (RAG rating)
  • Foster and encourage positive, effective, nurturing and safe learning environments inspiring pupils to take pride in and learn from their individual achievements
  • Recognise, adapt and respond to all pupils encompassing SEN/emotional vulnerabilities, for example, use Makaton, visual timetables
  • Work closely with teachers to ensure own contribution aligns with the teaching
  • Ensure regular communication with teachers to provide clarity and consistency of role within lessons
  • Deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters using initiative, sensitivity and understanding
  • Build appropriate relationships with colleagues, pupils, parents, adults and stakeholders
  • Comply with policy and procedures for sharing confidential information and know when and where to seek advice
  • Implement current statutory guidance including Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1, safeguarding policies, Prevent Strategy
  • Undertake safeguarding training every 3 years
  • Support pupils well-being whilst embedding the importance of online safety
  • Contribute to a range of assessment processes and use information effectively for example: written records
  • Use specific feedback to help pupils make progress
  • Apply good subject knowledge to support accurate assessment
  • Use school computer systems, including specialist software eg: online registration, intervention programmes and management information systems
  • Use relevant technology competently and effectively to improve learning
  • Ensure pupils use technology safely
  • Use a range of strategies including scaffolding and open questioning skills to enable pupils to access and engage in learning
  • Recognise the difference between pastoral and academic issues and model good behaviour for learning

Full information on Teaching assistant (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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