Teaching Assistant - Level 3
Why you should consider an apprenticeship:
The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning
Hire a new apprentice
- Develop a new member of staff to align with your organisation’s values and principles
- Grow a new role with someone who has new ideas and enthusiasm
- Bring in new skills or support existing staff with greater capacity
- Move your organisation forward economically
Upskill an existing staff member:
- Provide CPD and qualification opportunities
- Support career progression Increase staff retention
- Increase productivity with staff learning new skills to support their current role
About the apprenticeship
Duration: 12 months. 20% of their time ‘off the job’ to complete their apprenticeship
Qualifications: Where a Teaching Assistant has not already achieved grade 4 (C) or above in English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.
Experience: 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.
Skills: Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.
Your apprenticeship is 95% funded through the Education Skills Funding Agency meaning there is only a small contribution towards the apprentices training costs.
If your organisation has a wage bill in excess of £3m then your apprenticeship training is 100% funded through Levy contributions you have already been making. This will probably mean you already have the funds to cover an apprentice’s on programme training.
Teaching Assistant Co-Investment – £250
Your Local council may transfer Levy funds to cover your 5% co-investment for you. This Changes between councils and on the availability of funds. This is something we can apply for but can not be guaranteed.
Who is eligible?
Ages: All ages are eligible to become an apprentice.
Working hours: *Minimum 30 hours / week contract (to meet minimum apprenticeship duration) *If no, the Apprentice must work more than 16 hours per week. The length of the apprenticeship will be adjusted accordingly
Prior Learning Requirements: There are no prior learning requirements. Apprentices may need to complete English and Maths functional skills during their apprenticeship, depending on their prior qualifications.
New apprentice who is 16 – 18 years old: Minimum apprenticeship wage until they turn 19.
New apprentice 19 years old or over: Minimum apprenticeship wage for the first 12 months.
Upskilling existing staff: Minimum wage in-line with their age
Any apprentice can be paid more than the minimum requirement. This is your choice as an organisation or their existing rate of pay.
End Point Assessment
An ‘End Point Assessment’ takes place at the end of any apprenticeship. An independent assessor will use different assessment methods to determine if the apprentice is secure in the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected from the apprenticeship standard.
What do our customers say?
“The apprenticeship support they receive is excellent and provides them with all the skills they require to achieve the qualification. It also enables us to provide an opportunity for people to train to further their job prospects. I will continue to use this apprenticeship and provider in my school as the rewards and benefits it brings to our children are invaluable.”
Executive Head Teacher
Hamwic Educational Trust