Teaching Assistant Level 3

The Basics

Sector: Teaching and Sport Education
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Level 3 Certificate – Teaching Assistant
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Duration: 18 months
Type of Assessment: End Point Assessment

What you will Learn

> Identify learning resources to support pupils aged 4 to 19
> Recognise different stages of child development
> Appropriate knowledge of the curriculum
> Embed effective behaviour management strategies using discipline appropriately and fairly
> Regular communication with teachers to provide clarity and consistency
> Build appropriate working relationships with all key stakeholders

Overview

Did you know you can work as a Teaching Assistant or Sports Coaching Assistant and complete an apprenticeship at the same time?

Teaching Assistants play a vital role in maximising the potential of students aged 4 to 19 years. They work closely with teachers to support tasks such as lesson planning, providing one to one support or work in specialist areas.

Sports Coaching Assistants work with all ages to provide / support with sporting activities during lunchtimes, afterschool clubs and PE lessons.

Entry Requirements

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs including Maths and English, Grade C (4/5) or above and preferably have some experience of working in a professional environment with young people (4 to 19 years old).

Roles Available in this Sector

> Teaching Assistant
> Special Educational Needs Teacher
> Senior School Teacher
> Early Years Teacher

Progression

> Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship

> Level 5 Apprenticeship in Operations / Departmental Management

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Frequently Asked Questions

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I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School