Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

As an approved training provider for local authorities, WBTC offers an Ofsted recognised Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship provides you with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of key subject areas, including:

– safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
– planning and preparing for learning activities
– using assessment strategies to promote learning
– creating a positive environment to support speech, language and communication
– development of children and young people
– responding to behaviour that challenges.

What are the benefits to your school?

  • An investment in your team.
  • Upskill staff or recruit into new roles.
  • Demonstrates to Ofsted that your team has up-to-date and relevant training.
  • Training is tailored to your school.
  • On going quality support from WBTC.

Why choose WBTC?

  • Preferred supplier for Teaching Assistant Apprenticeships with over 35 years of experience.
  • We provide your staff personalised and tailored support.
  • We have consistently high achievement rates in apprenticeships and learning programmes.

Who is the apprenticeship suitable for?

It is suitable for learners over the age of 16 who are currently working in roles that offer specialist support for pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges. For example, Teaching assistants, Learning Support Assistants, Specialist Support Assistants.

How long will it take to complete?

The apprenticeship can usually be completed in 1 year to 18 months.

Can I study the course part-time?

Yes, the course can be delivered either full-time or part-time. If you choose to study part-time, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

As learners need to show competence in both skills and knowledge, they will need to be working or be on a practical placement or apprenticeship during the taught programme of study in a learning environment (school or college). At diploma level, we recommend that the learner undertakes an additional 100 hours of placement to that taken at the certificate level in a real work environment, to total 200 hours.

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered via blended learning – a mix of online resources and one-to-one teaching, however, the main delivery of teaching takes place in the school. We ensure regular one-to-one reviews are in place depending to look at the apprentice’s progress and deal with any questions or queries.

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete the 16 mandatory units below:

STL3C1: Schools and colleges as organisations
STL3C2: Support health and safety in a learning environment
STL3C3: Understand how to safeguard children and young people
STL3C4: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
STL3C5: Understand how children and young people develop
STL3C6: Support positive behaviour in children and young people
STL3C7: Support children and young people during learning activities
STL3C8: Support English and Maths Skills
STL3C9: Support the use of ICT in the learning environment
STL3C10: Support assessment for learning
STL3C11: Engage in personal and professional development
STL3D12: Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication
STL3D13: Understand how to support bilingual learners
STL3D14: Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
STL3D15: Support children and young people during transitions
STL3D16: Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people

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