Approved for delivery in June 2018, this employer developed Apprenticeship Standard is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to become a competent Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant (TAs).
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; Keeping Children Safe in Education
Skills – Developing strategies for support; communication and teamwork; working with teachers to accurately assess; using technology; problem solving/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/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 pupil’s education.
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. For example: the employer will normally 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.
Our role is to equip the apprentice with the knowledge, skills and behaviours in a range of key subject areas, including:
- Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
- Responding to behaviour that challenges.
- Planning and preparation of learning activities.
- Using assessment strategies to promote learning.
- Creating a positive environment to support the development of children and young people.
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. 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.