You will study the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to meet the
demands of a teaching assistant’s role. Part of this study will include
achievement of a recognised qualification where you will achieve 11 mandatory
• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people
• Schools as organisations
• Support learning activities
Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
• Develop professional
relationships with children, young people and adults
• Promote equality,
diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
assessment for learning
• Engage in personal development in health, social
care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Support children and young
people’s health and safety
• Understand child and young person
• Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and
We also offer additional learning in Makaton, Smart Board use, paediatric
first aid and further safeguarding training.
Functional Skills in English and maths:
These are key elements of your
apprenticeship and are essential to the role of a teaching assistant. If you do
not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4) in these subjects you
will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels. Maths and
English skills will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with
assignment writing, research, job applications, communication, and problem
solving, to mention just a few.
Most employers look for ability in these areas and the majority of university
courses require you to have maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4).
This is why the development of maths and English is so important, whatever your
field of study.
Completion of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, including the
qualification and functional skills, will lead to End Point Assessment. This
consists of a practical observation with questioning, and a professional
discussion supported by your portfolio of evidence, which will be carried out by
an Independent End Point Assessor from NCFE.