Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (TA’s) Apprenticeship
Interested in developing young people?
Being interested in working with young people in a teaching role or in a classroom and helping and developing them to achieve their learning potential is essential if you want to be a Teaching Assistant (TA). TA’s work alongside teachers supporting children with their learning activities in the classroom. They work closely with teachers to make sure pupils enjoy learning in a safe and caring setting. If you like working with children and want to play a part in their education and wellbeing, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you. You’ll need to the ability to work closely with parents and teachers. You’ll also need good literacy and numeracy skills, as well as creative ideas for activities.
Full-time teaching assistants work approximately 40 hours per week. TA’s could work for Academies , Faith schools, Free schools, or Private schools at primary or secondary level.
Your typical day to day role could involve getting the classroom ready for lessons, listening to children read, reading to them or telling them stories, helping children who need extra support to complete tasks, helping teachers to plan learning activities and complete records, supporting teachers in managing class behaviour, working with children on a 1-1 basis, supervising group activities, looking after children who are upset or have had accidents, clearing away materials and equipment after lessons, taking part in training and carrying out administrative tasks.
Before you can begin working with the children, the school will carry out enhanced background checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting teaching and learning ( Intermediate Apprenticeship) is suitable for someone with limited experience in the sector and for someone who is a newcomer to the sector, The level 3 Diploma in specialist supporting teaching and learning in schools is suitable for a more experienced TA( Advanced Apprenticeship)
Progression Routes on completion
- After completing a level 2 certificate or an intermediate apprenticeship you can progress onto a level 3 or an Advanced apprenticeship
- After completing a level 3 Diploma or an Advanced apprenticeship you can progress onto becoming a HLTA alternatively you can progress onto a foundation degree.
Typical salaries for a level 2/3 qualified TA could range from:
- Salaries for full-time teaching assistants are between £13,000 and £18,000 a year.
- Salaries for full-time HLTAs can start from £16,000 to £21,000 a year.