Teaching Assistant

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

TEACHING ASSISTANT - LEVEL 3

This 15 - 18 month apprenticeship is about providing support in the classroom and playing a key role in ensuring your pupils gets the most out of their lessons. You will work in either a primary, secondary or a specialist school and support the classroom teacher with individual and group activities.

The Role of a Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistants help pupils understand the work that has been set for them and help them keep on task in order to make progress. They promote self-belief, social inclusion and ensure pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in meetings and contribute to planning and class activities.

Why become a teaching assistant?

It’s an incredibly rewarding job

You will make a difference not only to the pupils but the school and the community you work in

You will never be bored

There are great opportunities for career development

It fits in with family life

Entry Requirements

You will need to attend our centre for an informal interview and to take some assessments in maths and English

Ideally you will have:

GCSE Grades 9 – 3 or A* - D in both maths and English

A real passion to work with children and help them achieve their goals

Employment

As an apprentice you will earn a minimum of £4.15 an hour and work at least 30 hours a week.

We will help you to find an apprenticeship by sending your CV/profile to local employers

Why do so many people use RWP?

Because our priority is YOU and to get you through your qualification.

We have fantastic staff who are qualified, skilled and experienced teaching assistants themselves, and therefore able to give the best support to our apprentices.

Our lessons are interesting, interactive and we have some great resources.

We have been training teaching assistants since 2007 and over 90% of our apprentices achieve their qualification.

TEACHING ASSISTANT – STANDARDS


KNOWLEDGE

Understand how pupils learn and develop

Technology

Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning

Curriculum

Keeping children safe in education

SKILLS

Developing strategies for support

Communication and team work

Working with teachers to accurately assess

Using technology

Problem solving and ability to motivate pupils

BEHAVIOURS

Building relationships and embracing change

Adding value to education

Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion

Professional standards and personal accountability

Team working, collaboration and engagement

Maths and English

Functional Skills Level 2

On-Programme Assessment

You will attend workshops every two weeks to gain the underpinning knowledge required for your apprenticeship. You will be assessed throughout your course to ensure you are developing the required knowledge, skills and behaviours and we will help you develop a portfolio of evidence. When you, your employer and assessor think you are ready you will be entered for your final assessments.

End Point Assessment

Your End Point Assessment will take place after 12-15 months once you have completed your portfolio of evidence and achieved Maths and English at Level 2.

You will need to pass 3 assessments:

Practical Observation - a 2 hour observation in your workplace

Q&A Session – 15 minutes at the end of your observation

Professional Discussion – 90 minutes to discuss your portfolio of evidence

You will be awarded a Distinction, Pass or Fail

What others say about RWP

I was worried about maths and English because I didn’t like it at school but the tutor was really nice.

I really enjoyed the workshops and meeting other apprentices doing the same course.

Everyone is really friendly and helpful..

Progression

The teaching assistant apprenticeship is a good stepping-stone to:

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Teacher

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.