Level 3 Teaching Assistant

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Barnet Southgate College delivery in partnership with Cidori

Typical Job Roles:

  • Classroom assistant, Learning support worker, Support assistant, Specialist curriculum support, Teaching assistant, Assistant teacher.

Programme length: 

15 months plus a 3 month End Point Assessment (EPA) window.

Functional Skills:

Level 2 in English & maths is to be completed, if required.

Progress Reviews:

Progress reviews occur every 10-12 weeks and are a mandatory requirement. There must be a manager or mentor present at each review.


  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • SEN Award Certificate

Delivery & Assessment:

Learning & assessment will take place with a dedicated tutor, with a blended approach including online and in person delivery along with a requirement for college attendance. This will consist of:

  • Teaching sessions, practical activities & classroom observations
  • Independent study
  • Observation of teaching sessions

Off-the-Job Training (OTJ):

This training must equate to a minimum of 6 hours per week for the duration of the apprenticeship programme. It can be delivered flexibly e.g., for a part of each day, once each week or as a block release.


Just some of the Core Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours:

  • Stages of development for children and young people
  • Types of learning intervention
  • How to support learner’s well-being, mental health and pastoral needs
  • Apply strategies to support and encourage the development of independent learners
  • Build relationships with learners, teachers, other professionals and stakeholders
  • Comply with relevant legislation, guidance & procedures
  • Support the well-being and mental health of learners
  • Observe, record, and report on learners in line with organisational procedures
  • Act professionally and respectfully with the whole school/college community


Successful completion of the programme may be a gateway to further learning such as Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant or Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, or enhanced career opportunities in the sector.

End Point Assessment (EPA):

Learners will undertake an End Point Assessment at the end of their practical training period. The EPA will consist of the following elements, each of which will be graded individually. Learners will then be awarded an overall grade of a fail, pass or distinction.

  • Classroom observations of practice
  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio of evidence