Teaching Assistant

Are you looking to work in a class room based environment with children aged between 5-19? Then RWP Training can help!

RWP Training offer Teaching Assistants Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships in Cumbria. If you wish to become a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or many other careers then the Teaching Assistants Apprenticeship could be for you!

What qualifications will I receive?

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (Level 2)

This is a 12 month programme and you will gain these qualifications:

  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 1
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Be Safe

Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you have completed your Apprenticeship and want to advance your learning and develop higher level skills, the Advanced Level Apprenticeship will be of interest to you, this programme takes 14 months and you gain these qualifications:

  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Be safe

How do I find an Employer?

RWP have a supply of interested employers at all times. Once you have been accepted onto the Apprenticeship RWP will put your learner profile forward to the relevant employers. You may also be required to conduct your own job search. Vacancies for apprenticeships can be found on our website.

Alternatively, if you are already in employment and you wish to gain a qualification our Recruitment Team will happily discuss the options with your employer.

Training and Assessment

As a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will learn mostly whilst at work in an teaching setting for example a school. Once employed one of our Training Adviser's will visit you periodically to assess your skills in the workplace; this happens every four to six weeks (approximately). You will also attend off-the-job training every other week to work on technical skills, which will help you while you work towards your qualifications.

Further Information

For further information which is not displayed on this page please contact the Recruitment Team 01228 593446. If you feel this is the right programme for you can Apply Now!

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Case Study

Name: Brad Smith

Title of Apprenticeship completed: Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning & Cache Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

1. How did you find out about the Apprenticeship you applied for?

I found out about the courses RWP were offering through the National Apprenticeship Service when searching for apprenticeships in my area. I also heard about them through their radio advert.

2. What is your current job role?

I currently work for the supply agency step by step.

3. What did you enjoy most about the Apprenticeship?

The part I enjoyed most about my apprenticeship was getting on the job experience. This allowed me to also gather advice/experience from other professionals from all areas of the school. I also enjoyed the fact that I could see improvements within my own practice during my time at the school.

4. What advice would you give to the young people of today who are looking to complete an apprenticeship?

Go in with an open mind and listen to what advice other professionals give you and adapt it so it suits you. Also don’t be scared to ask for help at any time as everyone only wants to see you do well.

5. Do you feel that your apprenticeship played a part in where you are today?

Yes my apprenticeship played a huge role in where I am today as it gave me the qualifications and also the experience to be a successful teaching assistant.