Course overview

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

The Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship is on-the-job training, working with children in schools.

The Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship can last up to two years and you will be paid a wage by your employer. You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search for apprenticeship vacancies on


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Who is this course for?

If you are friendly, active and interested in helping the development of children in schools, then perhaps this Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship will be of interest to you.

What you'll learn

During the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship:

  • You will support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning
  • You will continue to work within the sector while gaining further knowledge and skills
  • You will work with your workplace college trainer and employer to gain the knowledge and skills ready for your end-point assessment
  • You will use the knowledge and skills from your standard to demonstrate to your end-point assessor how these skills are put into practice in the workplace
  • You will work towards Functional skills in English and Maths at Level 2, if not already achieved

Course entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements; this will depend on each employer’s requirements.

You will also need Maths and English GCSE at grade at 4/C. These can be achieved alongside your apprenticeship, which will require you to attend college for learning blocks; this will be arranged alongside your trainer and school.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will complete a series of modules towards the standard covering knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Your course will be delivered within your workplace where you will have training sessions with your college trainer.

You will also be supported within your workplace towards the standard by a City of Bristol college trainer.

You will also need to complete off-the-job training, which will consist of college work outside of your normal job role and any other off-the-job training which may be set by your employer.

Functional skills in English & Maths at Level 2, if not already achieved.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will complete an end-point assessment which consists of practical observations with questions and answers and a professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

The apprenticeship provides knowledge and skills for workers supporting teachers in the classroom.

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship, it may be possible to progress into employment in the education sector as a HLTA or Higher Education.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, you may likely need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships, you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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