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Teaching Assistant Level 3

Apprenticeship Standard


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 high self-esteem play an integral part of pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. Teaching Assistants are good role models and act with honesty and integrity.


The Teaching Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship standard provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to become a certified teaching professional. Our course is expertly tailored to the job role of a Teaching Assistant and teaches learners the skills required to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning. The training we deliver teaches learners how to take an active role in supporting the learner to access the curriculum, take part in team meetings, contribute to planning and class activities. The Teaching Assistant Level 3 course creates a concrete platform for professional development within the education sector.

Course duration:

18 months

Suitable for:

Teaching Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Specialist Support Assistant

Professional recognition:


Course fee:


Our training courses are either funded by the Government or by employers, depending on the size of the company. Learners are not

required to contribute towards the cost of training in any way.

Our Tutors

All our tutors have an employment background in teaching and real-world exposure to the teaching assistant job role requirements. As a business, we invest heavily in CPD and our tutors receive regular training to ensure we are continually improving our service. Our tutors are all certified, DBS checked and quality checked to ensure you receive the very best training and support throughout the programme.


The Teaching Assistant Level 3 course is delivered over 18 months. At the end of month 15, we allow a three-month period for learners to prepare for and sit their End Point Assessment.


At Apprenticeship Connect, when you complete the Teaching Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship standard, you will also achieve the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning at no additional cost. The Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning will teach you an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. You will cover all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, bilingual and special needs support and personal development and reflective practice.

We have devised our curriculum to encompass the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning at the heart of our delivery, ensuring all training we deliver is underpinned by a leading industry-recognised qualification. 

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