Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard | Walsall College

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

This apprenticeship is ideal for those currently working as or wish to work as teaching/classroom/learning/behaviour support assistants or practitioners in primary, secondary or special schools. Apprentices will be supporting the class teacher to enhance pupil learning, whilst ensuring pupils remain on task and make progress.

This qualification will help apprentices enhance and develop their skills further in relation to the learning, welfare/care and behaviour of pupils, as well as administration, planning, supporting and evaluating individuals and groups in learning activities according to their needs, whilst promoting positive behaviour. 

Employer overview

With budget constraints in the education sector on the rise, this apprenticeship provides the perfect solution for employers and teachers to reap the benefits of having an extra pair of experienced hands.

Apprentices on this course will develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours:

  • A confident understanding of the school, its values, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrating professionalism, self-management, quality assurance and industry approved standards of behaviour
  • The ability to distinguish between the different stages of pupil development through the key stages, whilst accurately observing and reporting pupil participation.
  • Implement effective behaviour management strategies in line with the school’s policies, whilst confidently delivering interventions, if deemed necessary.
  • Encourage a positive and safe learning environment, whilst adapting and responding to pupils with SEN/emotional needs.

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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an interview during which an apprentices suitability, commitment and interest for the programme and ability to achieve the framework will be determined.
To be accepted onto the programme apprentices will to need achieve Literacy and Numeracy at a minimum of Level 2 and have a grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent. They should already hold a full level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools or Certficate in Children and Young People’s Workforce. However prior experience will be considered and apprentices must have secured employment in a primary or secondary educational setting.
The suitability of employers will be determined before apprentices are accepted onto the programme. Employers will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements and that they are able to provide apprentices with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship Framework.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available at: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs

• Careers advice and guidance is available as required for progression after successful completion Apprenticeship Framework
• Level 4 - Higher Level teaching Assistant training
• Foundation Degree

Basic Information

Course Code B79A34205P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 3
Type Adv Apprenticeship
Start Date Various

Special Information

This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan - If finances have been holding you back from starting a course, you can now apply for a loan to help with the cost of these fees!



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