Teacher Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Code: WW00035


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Course Overview

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. 

The apprenticeship standard has a set of skills. Knowledge and behaviours that are captured through a programme of learning and a portfolio of evidence. 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically you will be expected to have already achieved 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading) or Level 2 Functional skills/key skills in Maths/English. 

Students should be at least 16 years old and in, or about to commence, employment in a new or changed job role for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Where an employer cannot offer 30 hours per week of employment due to working practices, the duration of the Apprenticeship must be increased relative to the reduction in hours.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Varied teaching methods are used including assignments, discussions, reflections, work products and planned activities in order to develop high level sector specific skills. Practical skills and competency will be supported by a designated experienced skills coach. 

The functional skills element of the qualification (if required) is delivered by specialist tutors, who will provide support either in the college environment or within the work place.

You will be working towards a set of skills, knowledge and behaviours that will be showcased at end point assessment by an external assessor through an observation, professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence. 

Additional learning support is available if required.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
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