Eden Training Solutions

Teaching Assistant – L3

Jon · October 10, 2022
Teaching Assistant Helping Kids

About this course


The primary role of a Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives, and stay on task in order to make progress. The Teaching Assistant will promote self-belief, social inclusion, and high self-esteem, playing an integral part of the pupils’ well-being whilst ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, and safe environment.

What you'll learn

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  • Understanding how pupils learn and develop
  • Technology
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Curriculum
  • Keep children safe in education
  • Developing strategies for support • Communication and teamwork
  • Working with teachers to accurately assess
  • 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

More details on this course

Eden’s Teaching Assistant apprenticeship includes further enrichment sessions, covering digital skills and road safety awareness for all learners.

The gateway meeting is a milestone in the learner journey as it marks the end of the on-programme learning. The learner, employer and Skills Coach will meet and agree that the learner meets the requirements of the standard and are ready for the end-point assessment

The end-point assessment will be completed by an independent end-point assessor from an EPA Organisation.


Practical Observation with Q&A:

Multiple observations in the workplace lasting a minimum of 30 minutes each over 2 hours

Question & Answer duration 15 minutes


Professional Discussion supported by portfolio of evidence


90 minutes professional discussion following the practical observation, to establish the learner’s understanding and application of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours Portfolio of Evidence

Review of approx. 10-15 pieces of workplace evidence

Interactive live online sessions with expert Teachers and your peers.

Face-to-face visits to carry out observations to allow you to shine and demonstrate the knowledge learnt.

Monthly online sessions with your dedicated Skills Coach.

Online interactive courses with NoodleNow.

Course Guide

FAQ - Answering your Questions:

Welcome to the FAQ section for Eden Training Solutions! Here, you’ll find answers to some common questions about our Level 3 Teaching Assistant courses, apprenticeship programs, and how they can help you develop essential interpersonal skills, numeracy skills, and organisational skills. This information is crucial for those looking to pursue a career in teaching, whether as a classroom assistant or taking on additional responsibilities within educational settings. 

Teaching Assistants play a crucial role in the education setting, providing essential support to classroom teachers and promoting a positive, nurturing, and safe learning environment for primary and secondary school students.

Their duties range from helping students understand their learning objectives to participating in class activities, all while fostering self-belief, social inclusion, and high self-esteem.

With relevant qualifications and professional development, Teaching Assistants can enhance their interpersonal, organisational, and analytical skills to better support classroom teachers, contribute to the school ethos, and serve as positive role models for students.

Apprenticeship teaching assistant programs and training courses offer a valuable opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in teaching, providing practical tasks and additional training to equip aspiring educators with the necessary knowledge and skills.

Teaching Assistants support classroom teachers by helping students understand their learning objectives, participating in class activities, and promoting a positive, nurturing, and safe learning environment. They also assist with administrative duties, school trips, and ensuring consistency within lessons.

What qualifications and skills are required to become a Teaching Assistant?
Relevant qualifications such as GCSEs grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and maths. A course such as Level 2 or Level 3 Teaching Assistant courses are typically required, along with strong interpersonal, organisational, and analytical skills. Experience working with children, knowledge of child protection policies, and understanding the stages of child development are also important.

To pursue a career as a Teaching Assistant, consider enrolling in an apprenticeship teaching assistant program or completing a relevant training course, such as a Level 2 or Level 3 Teaching Assistant course. These programs will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and qualifications to work in educational settings.

Teaching Assistant salaries vary depending on experience, qualifications, and location. Level 2 Teaching Assistants may earn a lower annual salary, while Level 3 Teaching Assistants can expect a higher salary. Additional responsibilities and exceptional circumstances may also impact salary figures. Across all levels of qualifications, you can expect a salary of anywhere from £14-£25k.

Courses that complement this Apprenticeship

I couldn’t recommend Eden Training enough. My tutor Jessica Barton had really supported me from start to finish. She ensured me with the confidence I needed for my exams and gave me support sessions the day before to go over the topics I was unsure of. Jess is a very calming and easy person to talk to and offers the best advice.

Shannon Stroud

Courses Included Free With All Apprenticeships 

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SENCo Special Education Needs Coordinator

Digital Skills

The Child’s Developing Mind

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