Do you love to work with children? Do you find it rewarding to help others reach their potential? If so, then our Teaching Assistant programme may be a great fit for you.
As a Teaching Assistant, you could work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. Your main role as a Teaching Assistant would be to support the class teacher to enhance pupils' learning either in groups or individually, ensuring that the pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.
You will promote self-belief, social inclusion and high self-esteem among the pupils, and you will help to maintain a positive, nurturing and safe environment where students thrive.
This Apprenticeship will help you develop skills in:
- Understanding the different stages of a child's development
- The assessment procedures and materials, and benchmarking against targets
- The current statutory guidance including confidentiality, safeguarding, building relationships with stakeholders and health & safety
- Understanding the development strategies for independent learning, delivering interventions, SEN/emotional responsibilities and management strategies
- Contributing to a range of assessment methods, feedback and subject knowledge
- The safe use of school computer systems, specialist software and IT
- The use of a range of strategies, pastoral and academic issues, model good behaviour for learning
- Nurturing professional relationships, diplomacy, optimising learning and personal development
Our assessors will support and review your progress throughout the programme. You will also be expected to attend at least 6 classroom sessions held at one of our many centres during the programme. This qualification is likely to take approximately 21 months leading to an endpoint assessment with a resulting grade at either pass, merit or distinction.
Whilst on the course you will also be required to have 20% of your contracted working hours allocated to work towards the achievement of the Apprenticeship. I.e. attending webinars, online learning, shadowing or completing assessments.
Each candidate will be required to complete an Endpoint Assessment, which may include an interview, a professional discussion, an observation and completion of a showcase portfolio.
So, what do you need in order to apply? We required all prospective candidates to hold GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 in English or Maths, with a minimum of Grade E/2 in the other subject.