Learners who undergo the Level 3 Teaching Assistant work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task to make progress. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.
Learners without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking their End Point Assessment.
Apprenticeship standard PDF
Here is a PDF that details the full standard for this apprenticeship including the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that learners must demonstrate.
Apprenticeship standard – Level 3 Teaching Assistant
End Point Assessment Process
The Level 3 Teaching Assistant consists of two discrete assessment methods:
- Practical observation with questions and answers.
- Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.
The performance of the learners End Point Assessment will determine their overall apprenticeship standard and grade.
As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into several career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.