TEACHING ASSISTANT APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD
Duration: Typically, 18 months Level: 3
Teaching Assistants work 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 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. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.
This qualification is suitable for a range of learners who are currently working in an education environment or who wish to work in an education environment.
The apprentice must achieve the following on-programme assessment requirements prior to Gateway:
The decision to take an apprentice through Gateway is made between the employer, Independent Training Provider and apprentice. The apprentice must have achieved all the required on-programme elements before they enter Gateway, including completion of a Portfolio of Evidence to support the Professional Discussion.
End-Point Assessment (EPA) Requirements
This has 2 methods of assessment: Practical Observation with Questions and Answers (Q&As) and Professional Discussion supported by a Portfolio of Evidence.
Overall grading is Fail, Pass or Distinction
Future Job Prospects
Upon achievement of this qualification learners can progress into various job roles:
Future Learning Opportunities
Learners can progress to various educational paths once this qualification is complete such as, Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.