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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Programme

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Programme

Working as a Teaching Assistant (at level 2 or 3) and interested in making the most meaningful contribution you can to the quality of teaching and learning in schools? Or would you like to become a Teaching Assistant? Read on…

Ebor Academy Trust is proud to announce an opportunity to enhance the professional development of teaching assistants – both in Ebor and in maintained schools or other trusts – by delivering its own TA Apprenticeship Programme.

This Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification is aimed at all, or aspiring, Teaching Assistants who do not already hold a level 3 qualification in this, or a similar subject area and feel they would benefit from or be interested in further training and development.


This apprenticeship will take a minimum of 18 months to complete.

Entry requirements

Apprentices will be required to hold 4 GCSEs (graded A* to C or 9 to 4) which must include English and Maths. Note, you must also work in a Teaching Assistant post for a minimum of 25 hours per week.

The programme would benefit those who are new to the role, have three or fewer years’ experience, or require training to develop the expertise and skills aimed for at this level.

What will I be required to do?

You will be required to attend a series of workshops/training events delivered by our in-house experts, carry out observations and assessments, undertake self-directed learning activities, as well as complete evidence based tasks.

It will be necessary to be released from your daily role for ‘off the job learning’ (20% or 0.2 sessions per week is the requirement), in order that you can successfully complete the programme.

The programme will enable you to meet the ‘Apprenticeship Standards’ by covering a variety of subjects to enhance your knowledge (eg. childhood development, assessment for learning, curriculum, ICT, safeguarding), skills (eg. supporting teaching and learning, delivering interventions, promoting independence, effective questioning, positive behaviour management and wellbeing) and behaviours (e.g. promoting equality and diversity, team working and collaboration, personal accountability).

There will also be an opportunity to develop further specialist skills in either Early Years, Reading Development, Speech Language and Communication, Behaviour and Well Being or Support for SEND.
You will receive ongoing support from designated members of staff/mentors throughout the programme.

Will my pay change?

If you’re currently employed as a TA, there will be no change to your terms and conditions of employment as a result of taking part in this training.

Next steps

If you have any questions please contact the lead for the TA Apprenticeship Programme, Sue Hinchcliffe:

If you would like to express an interest in being considered for a Teaching Assistant apprenticeship, please complete and submit this application form.

We look forward to hearing from you!