Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
2 years
Level 3
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
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Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health & Education)
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Currently unavailable


Course details may be subject to change

Gain valuable experience working in a primary or secondary school with 5-16-year olds whilst studying on day-release.

You will support teachers in schools by planning and preparing for lessons, developing professional relationships, encouraging positive behaviour and assessing learning.


This teaching assistant apprenticeship programme is perfect for those working in a primary or secondary school with 5-16-year olds.

You will carry out a variety of support activities with the teachers in schools, planning and preparing for lessons.


There are 16 mandatory units that must be completed prior to your End Point Assessment.
They include:
  • Schools as Organisations
  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Professional relationships
  • Development
  • Positive behaviour
  • Support activities
  • Maths and English
  • Support ICT
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Professional development
  • Speech, language/communication
  • Bilingual learners
  • Special needs
  • Transitions
  • Extra Curricular activities.


You will work for a minimum of 30 hours per week, plus take part in training for approximately 1 day. The exact working and training hours will be dependent upon the needs of the employer.

Teaching & assessment

You will be expected to complete written assignments for each unit, as well as reflective accounts and professional discussions, and be observed in the workplace by an Apprenticeship Skills Coordinator.

Once you have completed the diploma, along with the certificates for maths and English, you will enter Gateway for End Point Assessment (EPA). This will be an observation in the workplace, carried out by an independent assessor from the awarding organisation, and then a professional discussion around a portfolio of evidence. To complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve a pass in all components of the EPA.

Maths and English

It is expected that you will have GCSE maths and English prior to starting, however, this will also be embedded throughout the programme as you will support children with maths and English as part of the mandatory units in the workplace.

Industry links:

You will be working alongside teachers in the workplace, learning about schools as organisations and how they can further their learning once qualified.


You must secure employment in a school setting to be able to start on this apprenticeship

You could progress to a relevant Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or university programme.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs, all resources are provided via Schoology, email and Teams.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview with the Apprenticeship team and then will be required to complete BKSB tests.

Entry Criteria

You will hold a minimum of a grade 4 (C) or equivalent in maths and English.