Advanced Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant


Enrolment Requirements

You must be employed in a relevant advanced apprenticeship role within a school environment and achieved either an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or a Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning (or equivalent) is essential.
 Be employed at a school for 30 hours per week, working with children aged five or over You will be required to achieve Level 2 standard in English, Level 2 in maths and ICT if you have not already done so. You must produce existing copies of English, maths or ICT certificates to assess their relevance if you have already completed the required standard. A decision will be made once these certificates have been seen. Otherwise all apprentices will need to attend weekly functional skills sessions from the beginning of their programme.

What will I learn on this Course?

This is a nationally recognised qualification which will extend the skills of teaching assistants in supporting pupils’ learning in areas such as special educational needs, literacy, numeracy and ICT, and will enable them to work more effectively in supporting achievement and inclusion. It provides a qualification that will formalise their classroom experience. Candidates will learn how to:
 Develop and maintain professional skills and knowledge
 Develop and maintain effective working relationships
 Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour
 Contribute to pupils’ learning
 Support pupils with special educational needs
Support the development of pupils’ literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.

Assessment and Awarding body: Cache

You will complete an E Portfolio of evidence which will hold all assessments completed. You will be assessed using a variety of methods, such as:
 Assignments
 Observations of you working with children
 Reflective accounts
 Professional discussion
 And many more.
It is expected that you will spend around 20% of your contracted time in “off the job training” and will attend workshops every three to four weeks. You will need the support and approval of your employer who will work closely with you to review your progress. You will need to access One File e portfolio to work on assignments as part of your off the job training in the work place.


You will be working in a school environment and receiving training in the work place as well as the classroom where you will learn underpinning knowledge for the qualification. You may also be attending weekly functional skills sessions. You must attend all sessions to ensure you progress through your qualification.

What else do I need to know?

You must be employed by a school for 12-18 months to complete the required assessments. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate is required to be employed by a school. You can complete the course usually within 12-18 months. You will also receive regular individual reviews with your tutor and employer.

What Could I do next?

Degree in Education

Course Start Date(s)

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Course Length

12-18 months

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

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