Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Course Level 3

Start on the path to your teaching career with Eden Training Solutions’ Distinctive Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Program.

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Teaching Assistant 
About the course and who is it for?

Teaching is one of the most important roles in shaping Young People and Adults futures. The broad purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to work closely with a class teacher in support of a broad range of subject delivery ranging from essential skills to level three.

Eden’s qualification achievement rates currently stand at 64.3% for apprentices undertaking the Teaching Assistant (L3).

The Teaching Assistant supports the class teacher to enhance learners’ progress and development either in groups or individually. Teaching Assistants ensure that learners understand their work, know their learning objectives, and display positive learning behaviours in order to make progress.

They deliver individual and small group teaching and apply a range of strategies to support learners of different abilities under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher. Teaching Assistants may support learners with special educational needs and disabilities and learners with social, emotional, and mental health vulnerabilities.


Ideal Candidates

This program is particularly suitable for Individuals new to the teaching field looking to gain practical, hands-on experience in educational settings as well as those seeking to support individual and small group learning activities, making a direct impact on student outcomes.

It is also suitable for candidates interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of classroom dynamics and student engagement strategies.


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About Our Course:

Apprenticeship Standard

The Teaching Assistant (L3) standard aims to provide apprentices with the expert knowledge and understanding of the sector, helping them to promote positive learning behaviours that support the development of a safe and stimulating learning environment.

The Teaching Assistant (L3) focuses on the following key themes:

Details & Learning:

Apprenticeship Details:

calendar icon  Duration: 15 Months 
coin icon Value: £7000 (Employer Contribution = £350)

Learning & Assessments:

  • 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

The End Point Assessment (EPA) process, including timings, methods and outcomes are outlined within the Teaching Assistant (L3) delivery model.

The Skills Coach and apprentice discuss all EPA requirements during the quarterly review with the employer every 12-weeks; this ensure all parties are aware and progressing towards these goals.

Once all relevant teaching, learning and assessment activities have been completed, the Sector Specialists and Skills Coach will undertake mock-based activities that will mirror the End-Point Assessment, fully preparing the apprentice for their EPA.

The EPA Organisation will carry out the final independent assessments. Once EPA arrangement have been confirmed, the Skills Coach will undertake a final Gateway Review with the apprentice and employer to confirm progress through to EPA.

The End-Point Assessment Administrator ensures the apprentice has the correct resources to successfully complete their End Point Assessment.

The completion of the Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship opens pathways to further educational roles, such as the Learning and Skills Teacher (Level 5) apprenticeship. It serves as a stepping stone for those looking to advance to more significant teaching roles within educational settings, enhancing both their professional development and career mobility.

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Intent, Implementation, & Impact

For a new entrant to teaching, the Teaching Assistant (L3) apprenticeship provides a building block for progression onto the Learning and Skills Teacher (L5).

The course aims to develop the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required by a Teaching Assistant to deliver individual and small group teaching sessions, applying a range of strategies to support learners of different abilities under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher.

The Teaching Assistant (L3) apprenticeship offers stretch and challenge in developing the relevant new skills that are truly valued by employers; this apprenticeship is enriched through the additional and complementary features which serve to enhance the overall learning experience, these include:

Skills Coaches

Vastly experienced and highly qualified in early years, the Skills Coach consults with the employer and apprentice to ensure achievement milestones and improvement targets are appropriate to the workplace and accelerate learning.

The Skills Coach coordinates the apprentices’ planned off-the-job learning, their attendance at teaching sessions and learning/assessment activities, and preparation for end-point assessment (EPA), offering IAG & practical support.

The apprenticeship is coordinated and sequenced according to individual apprentice and employer needs. The Skills Coach guides the apprentice through their apprenticeship, helping them to embed their newly acquired knowledge, skills & behaviours in their job.

A range of blended e-learning courses for apprentices’ including GDPR in Early Years, E-Safety Safeguarding, Children’s Mental Health, Child Development, Personal & Social Development, Food Allergy Awareness & Nutrition, Introduction to the EYFS, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.


Functional Skills Tutors

Supports the apprentice in developing their numeracy and literacy skills through a range of resources, and tools. These include BKSB which prepares the apprentice through to the achievement of their functional skills tests in English and maths. The Functional Skills Tutor ensures barriers to learning are overcome, providing support for special educational needs and disabilities.

Of apprentices’ agree that their Skills Coach is supportive to their apprenticeship progression.

Of employers agree that the training received provides value for money.

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Apprenticeship Timeline

Starting with your pre-enrolment application and initial assessment, we move on to your own personal learning plan, tailored to your specific situation. Please download our Teaching Assistant Level 3 Course Timeline for a full view. 


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Completing level 3 TA, couldn’t recommend this course enough. Easy going, constant communication for progression with monthly meetings, various teaching styles to keep you engaged. Workload is the right amount, extended tasks suited to each persons capability. Couldn’t have ran any smoother. My tutor Sophie has been amazing throughout, so supportive and encouraging. Great course to start your career in the education sector.

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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 course, 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.

For more information and to learn everything about becoming a teaching assistant, you can read our post here

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.

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Impact and Benefits:


For the Employer

Choosing Eden as your training provider brings tailored curriculum, skilled coaches, and comprehensive solutions, leading to improved productivity, employee satisfaction, reduced turnover, and higher profit margins.


For the Employee

Eden’s high-quality training, knowledgeable coaches, and industry recognition provide the skills and confidence for increased productivity, career progression, and positive impact in the workplace.

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