Teaching Assistant – Level 3 Apprenticeship

Ixion Holdings Ltd
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Apprenticeship training for companies
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Teaching Assistant – Level 3 Apprenticeship

Course description

Teaching Assistant – Level 3 Apprenticeship

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’ wellbeing, ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.

During this apprenticeship you can learn about child development, theories and transitional stages and how to apply this learning. You also have the opportunity to gain skills to accurately assess, provide feedback and motivate pupils.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry Requirements for English and maths:

Apprentices are required to meet the initial entry points for English and maths as follows:

  • For level 2 Apprenticeship training for companies the minimum entry level for English and maths is ‘Entry level 3’ (E3).
  • For all level 3 and 4 Apprenticeship training for companies the minimum English and maths level 1, ideally level 2.
  • For level 5 and 6 Apprenticeship training for companies, the minimum English and maths should be level 2, some individual circumstances may be considered at level 1.

Initial assessment is completed prior to starting the course. All applicants will be supported to attain these entry levels prior to joining the course, or whilst on the course, where possible.

Apprentices working with young people and vulnerable adults would be required to hold a DBS clearance as necessary.


You’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays.
  • Living in England.
  • Not in full-time education.

Who it's for:

Education professionals supporting the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning. Job roles include: Teaching assistant, learning support assistant, specialist support assistant and support for specialist curriculum areas.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

Course delivery details

Delivery can be face-to-face, remote or a blended approach.

Why choose Ixion Holdings Ltd

We are a national ‘Grade 1’ Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ training provider.

As part of Shaw Trust, in 2021 we supported over 475,000 people.

100% of respondents at their end of apprenticeship survey said their Teaching Assessor was knowledgeable and experienced.


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Continuing Studies

As well as ensuring full competency as a teaching assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the educational sector including higher level teaching assistant, assistant teacher and teacher.

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Ixion Holdings Ltd

Ixion are a national, not-for-profit, Ofsted 'Outstanding' training provider of learning and skills. Enabling full potential and equipping teams with the skills to be effective in their roles is what we do. Ixion deliver tailored training solutions to individuals and...

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Ixion Holdings Ltd

Halford House, 2nd Floor, Coval Lane
CM1 2RH Chelmsford Essex

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Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews.

I would definitely recommend the apprenticeship. It’s perfect if you’re working in a role and want to gain knowledge and a qualification while you work. There are also routes that you can follow to progress into a teaching role in the future if that’s something you wanted to pursue. My tutor from Ixion is really supportive. She’s helped me by br...
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It has definitely given me a lot more information, knowledge and skills, and has made me better at my job. It’s been an eye opener, learning all the skills needed to be able to provide the best support in my role. It’s also made me want to continue learning.
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