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.

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