Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship 2018-10-31T15:38:25+00:00

Project Description

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Do you enjoy being with children and young people? Do you like to see them progress and learn new things? Want to work in a school but don’t want to teach? A job as a teaching or classroom assistant could be just what you’re looking for.

Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship in Liverpool & Merseyside

You could work in a primary or secondary school. The job is really varied and you need to be adaptable. You could be working with special needs pupils to give them the extra support they need or generally helping out with classroom activities: setting up the room, working with small groups and helping with tasks set by the teacher.

During this specialist teaching assistant Apprenticeship, you will learn everything you need to develop your supporting teaching & learning skills. More than that, you will continually have the opportunity to practice and embed your new skills in a real work context whilst working and earning a salary.

NCFE is the awarding body for the OFQUAL approved qualification for teaching assistants in schools. Once this course is completed, you’ll be qualified to work in all primary and secondary schools.

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What Is An Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme. This includes the training and end-point assessment for an employee as part of a job.

Elite Training Services

An apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme. This includes the training and end-point assessment for an employee as part of a job.

Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Liverpool Merseyside

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. 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.

What You’ll Learn >

  • Working safely with young people
  • Assessment for learning
  • Behaviour for learning
  • Using technology to improve learning
  • Curriculum

Course Title >

Course Title:- NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning OFQUAL Regulated RQF Qualification No. – 603/2495/8

Entry Requirements >

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have already achieved 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading). Some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.

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  • We offer e-learning and deliver face to face sessions

  • Personal tutors are qualified teachers with mainstream experience

  • We can help with school placements and offer help accessing a teaching assistant apprenticeships after completing the award
  • We offer excellent help/support throughout the assessment
  • We have the knowledge to help learners progress into teaching
  • We can offer KS5 experience
  • Complete First Aid at Work with us


Anybody with a passion in working with young people and helping them reach their potential.

Elite can offer home study options (award) combined with face to face sessions with additional support at one of our offices in Liverpool.


Assessments are completed using easy essay style assignments, with one assignment for each session. You can submit your assignments by placing them into our electronic learning platform. Our tutors will mark them and offer feedback. Your assessments are both internally and externally verified to make sure the qualification is standardised.


Send us an expression of interest and we will call you to discuss start times. We generally run small cohorts of 8< people. The award can be done online without a placement and is an introduction and the certificate requires the 100 hours of placement time at a school.

You must be over the age of 16 years of age and do not need to start with a level 2 before completing the level 3.


You will be given a personal tutor and can discuss your work via email or via phone. If you complete the certificate, we will assess you on the job and coordinate your training with a school coordinator.


You work entirely at your own pace, with 12 months to complete your course. The award can be completed in 3 months if you wish.

The certificate is likely to take 6 months to 1 year.


Elite can discuss payment plans over the course of the programme. Ask about our flexible payment options today. See fees guide below.


Enrol at 0% over 12 monthly instalments of £28.33. Our course enrolment fees are fully inclusive of everything & even include your CACHE certificate. There are no extra fees to pay after your enrolment is complete. We offer flexible 0% finance on all courses and you can enrol on this course for just £28.33 per month.

Qualification Award Or Certificate Award Price Certificate Price – requires 100 hours placement in a school
Deposit £35 £35
Course Cost £375 £475
Amount Of Credit £340 £440
Total Repayable £340 £440
Agreement Duration 12 months 12 months
Monthly Payments £28.33 £36.66
Rate Of Interest 0% per annum 0% per annum


Unit 1: Schools and colleges as organisations

Prepare yourself for work in a learning environment. Gain knowledge of the structures of education; how schools are organised; school ethos, mission, aims and values; legislative and policy frameworks, as well as the wider context in which schools operate.

Unit 2: Support health and safety in a learning environment

Develop the skills to support children and young people’s health and safety in a learning environment. You’ll learn to recognise, manage and assess risks to health, safety and security; uncover responses to accidents, incidents, and emergencies; and find out how to administer medication.

Unit 3: Understand how to safeguard children and young people

Acquire an understanding of essential procedures necessary to safeguard children and young adults. You’ll learn about affiliating with organisations, responding to evidence regarding abuse or harm, and steps to ensure the well-being of children and young adults. The unit contains material on e-safety.

Unit 4: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Identify the knowledge and competence needed to effectively communicate and develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults.

Unit 5: Understand how children and young people develop

Discover how children and young people develop from birth to 19 years, including key underpinning theoretical perspectives. You’ll gain insight into varying factors that influence development, as well as what actions to take should any differences in development occur.

Unit 6: Support positive behaviour in children and young people

Develop the skills to support positive behaviour in children and young people. You’ll look at policies and procedures, learn how to promote positive behaviour and manage challenging behaviour of learners.

Unit 7: Support children and young people during learning activities

Recognise the skills needed to support all learning activities, including planning, preparation, delivery, assessment and the review cycle.

Unit 8: Support English and math skills

Gain the ability to provide English and maths support across teaching and learning. You’ll learn a range of strategies that develop a learner’s confidence to read, write, communicate and solve mathematical problems.

Unit 9: Support the use of ICT in the learning environment

Develop the capacity to offer ICT support across all teaching and learning environments. You’ll become familiar with policies and procedures, resource preparation, as well as the skills needed to promote learning and support learners to review their achievements.

Unit 10: Support assessment for learning

Attain the knowledge to support assessment learning. You’ll gain awareness for assessment strategies to promote learning and support learners to review their learning strategies and achievements. You’ll also recognise the importance of working with teachers to review assessments for learning processes and outcomes.

Unit 11: Engage in personal and professional development

This unit is vital to people working with children or young people in a range of learning environments. You’ll consider your own personal development, reflective practice and performance evaluation.


  • Allows you to shape your workforce to meet business needs
  • Increases staff loyalty and retention
  • Cost effective staffing and training
  • Free up existing staff time
  • Adds new skills and energy


1. Interviews and assessments
2. On / off the job training
3. End-point assessment
4. Certification

Benefits Of Taking On An Apprentice

  • Allows you to shape your workforce to meet business needs

  • Increases staff loyalty and retention

  • Cost effective staffing and training

  • Free up existing staff time

  • Adds new skills and energy

How much will the salary cost?

The employer sets the apprenticeship annual salary. However, it must meet the National Minimum Wage for an apprentice. This is set
at £3.50 per hour.


Employers pay 10% towards the cost of training and assessing apprentices. The government will pay 90% towards the rest of the costs. This is called co-investment.

Typical length of programme:

12-18 months on- programme working towards the standard with 20 % off-the-job training.


  • Text / call our team to book an appointment on: 07710 809356
  • Discuss programme elements in a free consultation at your centre
  • Recruit an apprentice (Elite can help with this)

  • Sign apprenticeship agreements
  • Apprentice completes an induction and starts work

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“I did not enjoy school very much but this course is very practical and allowed me to show my strengths by taking part in practical situations.”