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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship 2020

Date Posted:
11 Nov 2019
Job Description

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship

Typically this apprenticeship will take 12 months (Level 2) or 18 months (Level 3).

Students are with their employer from day one and will study their taught components at an agreed Gen2 centre two days per month. This training will take place at a Gen2 centre based in West Cumbria, Carlisle or Furness. The students are visited by a Gen2 assessor in the workplace approximately every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

Programme Components

The programme delivered through Gen2 will consist of:
• Completion of a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification 
• Regular performance reviews undertaken by the employer and Gen2
• Development of a portfolio of evidence including reports and evidence of tasks undertaken.
• Observations by a Gen2 assessor
• Ongoing professional discussions between the apprentice and the assessor relating to workplace competence and knowledge.
• Feedback from line manager and peers.
• Apprentices will be required to have or achieve Level 2 English and Level 1 maths and ICT prior to completion of their apprenticeship.

Delivery Plan and Commitment
The qualification requires 20% of time from the students normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties and will be achieved as follows:
• Usually delivered as 2 days per month over 12 or 18 months.
• Six weekly assessment sessions (half day each) throughout the programme to consolidate training and support portfolio development. These sessions are pre-arranged at mutual convenience with assessor, employer and student at the employers premises.
• Ongoing work towards achieving the required standards of this apprenticeship including mentoring sessions, professional discussions, study time, employer organised training, site visits and maintaining a CPD log.

The student will be required to demonstrate and evidence this ongoing commitment through the maintenance of a portfolio (electronic system provided by Gen2).


 The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs including English, maths and ICT at Grade C or higher (or 4 or 5 new grading system).