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Apprenticeships - Apprenticeship Standard 297 – Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
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What will you be working towards?

Code 59459
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time

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. This apprenticeship develops the key skills and behaviours required for a teaching assistant role.

Details

What you will study

You will study the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to meet the demands of a teaching assistant’s role. Part of this study will include achievement of a recognised qualification where you will achieve 11 mandatory units:

• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

• Schools as organisations

• Support learning activities

• Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour

• Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

• Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

• Support assessment for learning

• Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

• Support children and young people’s health and safety

• Understand child and young person development

• Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people

We also offer additional learning in Makaton, Smart Board use, paediatric first aid and further safeguarding training.

Functional Skills in English and maths:

These are key elements of your apprenticeship and are essential to the role of a teaching assistant. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4) in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels. Maths and English skills will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, communication, and problem solving, to mention just a few.

Most employers look for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4). This is why the development of maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Completion of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, including the qualification and functional skills, will lead to End Point Assessment. This consists of a practical observation with questioning, and a professional discussion supported by your portfolio of evidence, which will be carried out by an Independent End Point Assessor from NCFE.


How will it be delivered?

Ongoing assessment will be made through e-portfolio. Sessions will be arranged with your assessor and support provided to allow the collection of evidence. Observations will be part of your qualification.

After on programme learning has taken place, you will complete an End Point Assessment. This consists of a practical observation with questioning, and a professional discussion supported by your portfolio of evidence, which will be carried out by an Independent End Point Assessor from NCFE.


Entry requirements

Suitable employment within a school AND certificate evidence of English and maths at level 2 or GCSE grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4). If you do not have these, we can support the development of your English and maths skills through completion of Functional Skills in the relevant subject and one-to-one support.


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Career Opportunities 

This apprenticeship will help you to develop your skills as a teaching assistant. It may assist you to progress to senior roles, including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher. Although formal qualifications are not generally mandatory for teaching assistants, there is increasing competition for these posts and possession of City & Guilds certificates or diplomas will give you an advantage when applying for jobs. 

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