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Teaching Assistant - Adult Apprenticeship

Teaching Assistants support children with their educational, emotional and social development. This is done either individually or in groups within a classroom setting. You’ll also support the teacher by helping them with their duties.

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Course Contents

Understand the need to provide feedback to support and facilitate an appropriate level of independence.

Comprehend appropriate levels of learning resources to identify and help address weaknesses, consolidate strengths and develop individualised expectations.

Recognise different stages of child development through school, eg: transition between key stages.

Recognise the importance of using appropriate technology to support learning.

Understand the need to accurately observe, record and report on pupils’ participation, conceptual understanding and progress to improve practice and assessment for different groups of pupils.

Understand the school’s assessment procedures and materials for benchmarking against targets set by the class teacher.

Appropriate knowledge of the curriculum and context you are working in.

Understand current statutory guidance including ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1, safeguarding policies, and Prevent Strategy.

Understand the importance of sharing relevant information, in a timely manner with the designated Safeguarding lead.

SKILLSDevelop strategies to support and encourage pupils to move towards independent learning.

Use appropriately varied vocabulary to ensure pupils’ understanding.

Embed effective behaviour management strategies using discipline appropriately and fairly in line with the school’s policy.

Deliver interventions in accordance with training given (RAG rating).

Foster and encourage positive, effective, nurturing and safe learning environments inspiring pupils to take pride in and learn from their individual achievements.

Recognise, adapt and respond to all pupils encompassing SEN/emotional vulnerabilities, for example, use Makaton, and visual timetables.

Work closely with teachers to ensure their own contribution aligns with the teaching and ensure regular communications to provide clarity and consistency of role within lessons.

Deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters using initiative, sensitivity and understanding.


Building relationships/embracing change

Adding value to education

Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion Professional standards and personal accountability Team working,

collaboration/ engagement

Modules Covered

1 – Understanding how pupils learn and develop

2 – Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning

3 – Keeping children safe in education

4 – Developing strategies for support

5 – Communication and teamwork

6 – Working with teachers to accurately assess

7 – Using technology

8 – Problem solving/ability to motivate pupils

Is this course for me?

This course is fully funded and is available to anyone who falls within the eligibility requirements below:

• Age 16+

• EU / UK Resident for 3+ years

• You will be required to have achieved Level 1 English and Maths

and achieved Level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion.

• You must be CURRENTLY employed within an education setting

Levy Non-Levy 

These courses are paid for, but not by the learner/individual. These courses will always need to be paid by your employer, and how this is done is dependent on whether they pay into a levy pot or not.



If your employer has an annual wage bill of over £3 million, they will pay a monthly tax into an apprenticeship levy pot. Each month


(Please contact your line manager to discuss this qualification in more detail) 

Location of Next Course

The next course is going to be Virtual, please check the resources.


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Upcoming Courses

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Teaching Assistant

Tutor: The Aim Group
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