Adding Value to Education. Suitable for someone who is currently, or soon to be, supporting a class teacher to enhance the education of pupils.
Apprenticeship Standard – Teaching Assistant
This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone keen to work in a school supporting teachers that would benefit from structured training at Level 3. It is also suitable as initial training to ultimately becoming a teacher.
Typically 15-18 months, depending on existing knowledge, skills and experience, as well as the level of support the school is able to give.
£5000 + VAT
All costs are subject to change depending on:
- initial assessment results
- prior experience and knowledge
- changes made to the funding band by the IfATE
The End Point Assessment (EPA) is made up of two assessments that take place at the end of the apprenticeship. The EPA is conducted by an organisation that is approved to offer services against the standard, as selected by the employer, from the Education Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) Register of End Point Assessment Organisation (RoEPAO).
- Assessment Method 1: Practical observation with questions and answers.
- Assessment Method 2: Professional discussion supported by portfolio evidence.
Development in the following areas:
Knowledge – Understanding how pupils learn and develop; technology; working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning; curriculum; working knowledge of Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Skills – Developing strategies for support; communication and teamwork; working with teachers to accurately assess; using technology; problem-solving and ability to motivate pupils.
Behaviours – Building relationships; embracing change; adding value to education; promoting equality, diversity and inclusion; professional standards and personal accountability; team working, collaboration and engagement.
This apprenticeship will provide apprentice TAs with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children or young people in an educational setting. It will also provide a hands-on and practical experience to develop the skills and behaviours of the apprentices. Each apprentice will be carefully assessed to ensure all standards are met so that they are able to add value to all pupils’ education.
As a Level 3 Teaching Assistant, you will be an important member of the school body. From this position, you can progress to become a HLTA, SENCO or class teacher.
All Apprenticeships Standards have been written by employers and funded by employers via the apprenticeship levy. The employer pays the apprenticeship salary and delivers the apprenticeship. However, 20% of the apprentice’s contractual hours are allocated for their “off the job training”. CMT supports the employer with this 20% by delivering the programme below, along with helping the apprentice and employer identify learning opportunities available to them throughout their apprenticeship.
The employer will:
- provide induction training
- manage the employee, including performance management reviews
- conduct monthly 1-2-1s; provide support
- provide shadowing opportunities, coaching, and mentoring
- provide ongoing and final feedback
- co-operate with the provider to facilitate productive learning related to the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
- provide information advice and guidance, clarify roles and responsibilities and agree on a timetable
- complete relevant apprentice paperwork
- help identify learning gaps and deliver formal training
- conduct progress reviews and provide learner support
- support the trainee TA to collate relevant evidence for their EPA portfolio
We enrol throughout the year so apprentices can make a start at any time. We run the workshops in cohort sizes of 6-10 and you will be supported on a 1-2-1 basis prior to your first workshop. Workshops take place at different locations, ideally hosted by the schools that our apprentices work at.
For larger employers, this Apprenticeship will be funded through your Levy account. For smaller employers, not subject to the Apprenticeship Levy, the Apprenticeship will be funded 95% by the government and 5% by the employer (£250 + VAT). The funding band is £5000 of which approximately 10-20% will fund the EPA. An additional contribution of £295 has to be charged for the optional residential because food and residential accommodation cannot be Government funded.
Option to take part in a 3-day residential in Snowdonia, with a focus on developing the required behaviours of flexibility and team working (as included in the Apprenticeship Standard) as well as an opportunity for theoretical input.
“The apprenticeship has helped me build knowledge and confidence. I know so much more about pupil progress and implementing behaviour strategies.”
“I honestly believe Crosby do everything just perfectly!”
“Sam and the team have developed a great programme.”
“The course has been really interesting and the workshops are fantastic”