What this Apprenticeship can do for you!

Improve classroom performance


Building the skills of Teaching Assistants can have hugely positive effects on classroom performance that can be measured through your existing KPIs

Contribute to Ofsted outcomes


Outstanding and Good Ofsted reports often mention the fantastic contribution that well trained Teaching Assistant have to the overall school performance

Introduce new ideas


Taking part in these qualifications will get your Teaching Assistants to start to analyse their own performance and the impact they have on the children they work with


Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard


Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. 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 in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours


Understanding how pupils learn and develop


Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning


Keeping Children Safe in Education


Developing strategies for support

Communication and team work

Working with teachers to accurately assess

Using technology

Problem solving/ability to motivate pupils


Building relationships/ embracing change

Adding value to education

Promoting equality, diversity and Inclusion

Professional standards and personal accountability

Team working, collaboration/ engagement


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning – 32 UCAS points

Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.


The EPA consists of two distinct assessment elements: 

  • Practical observation with questions & answers 
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence. 


Typically 18 months

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