Teaching assistant apprenticeship

Support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning

On a teaching assistant apprenticeship you’ll work in primary, special and secondary education across all age ranges, encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. 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. In this role, you’ll promote self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem, as you’ll play an integral part in pupils’ wellbeing. You’ll ensure that pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. You’ll be a good role model, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings, and contribute to planning and class activities. You’ll promote fundamental values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: English and maths

Entry requirements for the teaching assistant apprenticeship: Five GCSEs, including maths and English, or equivalent qualifications or experience. Disclosure and Barring Service check

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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