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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (Childcare Course)

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12 months
Full time
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Course description

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (Childcare Course)

The primary aim of the teaching assistant apprenticeship is to help you to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively support the class teacher in enhancing children and young people's learning.

Our blended learning programme will build your confidence, skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be a successful teaching assistant.

You'll be working under the close supervision of a teacher, supporting and helping children and young people to learn. One of our specialist trainers will help you every step of the way to learn and progress ready for end point assessment.

Our programme has been specifically designed around the academic year with correlating activities for the 39 weeks of the school terms.

Throughout the apprenticeship you'll receive a rich and wide range of learning opportunities to get the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours so that you're able to successfully complete the programme and progress in your career.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This is an ideal programme for anyone looking to enter the sector or if you're working in the role and looking to advance your skills. No prior qualifications are required to be a level 3 teaching assistant however Maths and English would be an advantage. If you don't hold these already, we can embed them into your apprenticeship programme.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level 3

You'll develop the skills to enhance the learning experience of children and young people as well as supporting the teaching itself through planning and development activities.

We'll help you gain a strong understanding of what it takes to deliver a quality learning experience, ensure you know what it takes to support the development of children and young people and ensure you have the skills to review and assess the progression of individuals.

Training Course Content

Learning topics and areas of development include:

  • Understanding the National Curriculum
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Theories of behaviour
  • Law and legislation
  • Health & Safety
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Developing strategies for support

Course delivery details

All learning for the programme is delivered as either a 1-2-1 session or webinar so you have the best experience possible with flexibility to manage your workload and the apprenticeship requirements.

We have designed a blended programme which includes:

  • 1-2-1 sessions (including an induction)
  • Webinars
  • Remote sessions and support assignments
  • Ongoing mentoring, coaching and support
  • Specialist English/maths support (if needed)
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate
  • End point assessment preparation and support, including Gateway Readiness Check and mock tests


Our courses are cost free for learners. For employers the apprenticeship will be paid for through apprenticeship levy or 95% of the course will be funded externally.

Continuing Studies

This is an ideal programme for anyone looking to enter the sector or if you're working in the role and looking to advance your skills.

Teaching assistants are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities and are a key part in education today.

Additionally, our programme is suitable for anyone working in a classroom, support environment or looking to work in the sector. As a teaching assistant you'll play an active role supporting individuals to access the curriculum and develop new skills.

You'll be promoting self-belief, social inclusion and high self-esteem to improve well-being in pupils so that they learn in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.

Our flexible and blended approach to training means that activities can be scheduled around needs. All learning is either on a 1-2-1 basis or small group webinars which can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection.

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Sheffield Park, 12 Europa View, Tinsley
S9 1XH Sheffield Yorkshire

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Abi T, Manager, Little Angels Childcare Nursery Ltd
I’m very pleased with the service from Realise, from recruitment to sign-up, to on-going assessor support, they are professional.
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