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.
- Schools as Organisations
- Health and Safety
- Professional relationships
- Positive behaviour
- Support activities
- Maths and English
- Support ICT
- Support assessment for learning
- Professional development
- Speech, language/communication
- Bilingual learners
- Special needs
- 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.
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