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.
Modules will include:
- 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
To achieve the apprenticeship standard all components must be completed, including Functional skills at the required level if the apprentice doesn’t have exemptions.
All apprenticeship standards include an end point assessment which is required to complete the standard.
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.
Some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.
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.