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Teaching Assistant Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (Standard)

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Teaching Assistant (Standard) Advanced Apprenticeship

A Teaching Assistant works in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the lead class teacher in enhancing a pupil’s learning either via groups or individually. They will be required to ensure pupils understand the work set, have an adequate understanding of their learning objectives and help pupils to stay on task in order to make progress in the learning environment.

Course information

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need Level 2 English and mathematics qualification (or equivalent) or a willingness to undertake it.

Course content

Full-time apprentices undertaking the Teaching Assistant apprenticeship will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the standard, with a minimum of 20% of the time being included in their stipulated off-the-job training. Apprentices will learn how to promote self-belief, social inclusion and understand how a high level of self-esteem plays an integral part to a pupil’s well-being, ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment.

Assessment methods
  • Practical Observation with Q&A
  • Professional Discussion (based on portfolio of evidence)

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their End Point Assessment.

Further study and career options

Future careers: Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Additional information

Acceptance will be subject to interview by the apprenticeship team and following results of skills assessment for Functional Skills ability and occupational aptitude.

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Next Steps

How to apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.

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Available Courses
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Day(s): Flex
Length: 2 years
Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Day(s): Flex
Length: 2 years

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.