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Teaching Assistant Intermediate (L2) Apprenticeship


Type: Full Time

Subject: Teaching, Training and Learner Support


Start Date: Please contact the Information Centre for start date information

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

15 months


Level 2

Who is it for

If you already have an employer and wish to apply for the Apprenticeship Course Click Apply Now!

Do you enjoy working with groups of children and young people?

Are you looking to start a career within the education sector or progress your CPD?
As a Teaching Assistant you will support the class teacher with teaching and learning under their direction. To become a Teaching Assistant Apprentice you will need to have the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively and have an understanding of child development and learning. You will need the ability to build good relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers with flexibility and creativity.

You can apply for an Apprenticeship is you are living in England, over 16 and not in full–time education can apply.

Interview Skills Assessment

All candidates will be invited to a pre interview and initial assessments in English and Maths with the Apprenticeship Recruitment Officers.

What will I need

Entry requirements of 5 GCSEs at grade D/3 and above including Maths and English. A suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your Apprenticeship. Vacancies are advertised on our website ––vacancies/

What is covered

Units covered include:
•Children and young people's development
•Understanding how to work in partnership
•Understanding how to plan to meet the needs of the developing children and young people
•Support children's and young people learning
•Understanding how to plan to meet the needs of the developing child
•Use observation, assessment and planning.

Apprentices are expected to attend college one a month for workshops as part of 20% off–the–job training. Additional off–the–job training hours are expected to be completed within the workplace.

How is the course assessed

Coursework and practical observations.

What can this course lead to

Successful learners can continue to work within education enivronment, gain promotional or progress onto higher education. Possible job roles could include: Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or learning support.

Are there any additional costs

Learners may need to purchase uniform and/or equipment depending on the employer

Other details

Reality check!
As an Apprentice you need to be fully committed and have good communication skills with children, young people and adults. Some children can be challenging and you need to be adaptable in their behaviour and assist with supporting learning activities. An Apprentice will work on average 30 hours a week, this may vary throughout the year dependent on seasonal trends and workloads.

An employed status apprentice will:
• Earn a wage – the national minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 an hour, although many Apprentices earn more than this
• Get paid holidays
• Receive training
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