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Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Teaching assistant

Is it for me?

If you would like to work in Primary or Secondary education, including settings which support special educational needs, this apprenticeship provides the opportunity for you to gain the knowledge and skills you need.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
15 months
Start Date
Set by the employer
Mainly in the workplace. Some knowledge sessions and testing may take place at one of our campuses.
Qualifications Achievable

Maths & English Level 2 if required


The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to help pupils learn either in groups or individually. You will provide the support they need to understand the work set, stay on task and make progress. Teaching Assistants are able to help young people gain self-belief, promote social inclusion and help them thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe envioronment.
What will I learn during the programme?

During your Apprenticeship you will develop an understanding of how pupils learn and develop. You will work with teachers to provide assessment support and develop an understanding of how to keep children safe in education. You will also gain skills in communication and team work, the use of technology to improve learning and how to use a range of practices to enable pupils to access and engage in learning.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout your Apprenticeship you will work with an HTP Apprenticeship College Training Consultant who will provide continuous assessment and feedback to ensure you develop the knowledge and skills you need to successfully complete your apprenticeship. On completion of training you will demonstrate what you have learnt through a practical observation and professional discussion based on the portfolio of work you will have built during your Apprenticeship.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Need to go deeper into the details of this Apprenticeship?

Full, up-to-date details of this Apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here:

What can I do after this Apprenticeship?

On completion of this Apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to discuss your next steps with our expert advisors.
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

Newport Old Grammar School Campus: 01983 533926

Portsmouth Campus: 02392 374752