Teaching Assistant Apprenticeships & Qualifications

Education and Training 

Education and Training covers many areas of teaching and learning and can include classroom-based teaching or mentoring and coaching. 

If you have excellent communication and presentation skills and want a career in education, then a Learning and Skills Teacher, Learning Coach, Teaching assistant and Learning Mentor apprenticeship could be the best route for you. 

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Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in 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. 

On this programme you’ll learn:
  • the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to become a Teaching Assistant 
  • Functional Skills maths and English 
  • End Point Assessment 
Length on programme 

21 months typical 

Progression Opportunities 
  • potential progression to HLTA status 
  • Assistant Teacher 
  • Teacher