Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils' learning either through groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils' well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

What does the apprenticeship cover?

This apprenticeship is made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.

Knowledge is taught within college, one day very 2 weeks.

Skills are taught within the workplace. You will need to generate a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the following skills;

  • Developing strategies for support
  • Communication and teams work
  • Working with teachers to accurately assess
  • Using technology
  • Problem solving/ability to motivate pupils

You will be allocated a work based assessor/tutor to support you with this.

You will be taught expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.

Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2 qualifications if required.

End Point Assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship certificate. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout the course.

Find out more about the new standard by clicking on the link: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant/

For more information or to recruit an Apprentice,
please contact our  Employer Hotline on 01252 407299
or visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/apprentice  

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Progression

What Next?

Successful completion of this Apprenticeship could lead to a number of different career pathways within the educational sector including: Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher or full time employment.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The training programme is intended for existing support staff working in a school setting.

The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with 5 GCSE's A*- C or 9 - 4 to include Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment. 

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