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Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Maximum Employer Contribution


Typical course duration

18 Months (Inc EPA)

Teaching Assistants play a vital role in Primary, Special, and Secondary education, supporting class teachers to enhance pupils' learning individually or in groups. Their primary focus is ensuring students grasp learning objectives, stay engaged, and make progress. They foster self-belief, social inclusion, and high self-esteem, creating a nurturing and safe environment for student well-being. Active in facilitating curriculum access, they serve as positive role models, actively contribute to planning and class activities, and participate in team meetings. They prioritise promoting Fundamental British Values and moral, social, and cultural development, crucial in enhancing pupil progress and holistic development.

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Start Date                                  


Apprenticeship Level


Typical Duration

18 Months (Inc EPA)


Blended learning with one-to-one support

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher.

How's the assessment broken down?


Creation of a portfolio of learning demonstrating learning and development activities with their application in  the workplace.

Undertakes research and analysis of a workplace project.

Evidence of 360° feedback within the portfolio of learning.

End Point Assessment Gateway:

Completed portfolio of learning.

English and Maths level 2 as a minimum.

Completed Workplace Project.

End Point Assessment (Involving 2 Assessment Methods):

Simulated Task.

Project report & presentation with Q&A.

Employer confirms apprentice is consistently working at or above the level of the standard.


Level 3 Teaching Assistant

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