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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
at Harnham Infant School 

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We are proud to work with Wiltshire College and University Centre to deliver the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship -

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (Level 3) | Wiltshire College & University Centre 

Last academic year, we had three colleagues successfully complete their apprenticeship with us; they are now  employed as Teaching Assistants in the school. One of our former apprentices has just been accepted on to the PGCE course for Teaching at The University of Winchester. 


As an apprentice at Harnham Infant School, you will be based with one of our classes and you be given an afternoon study time per week. The class teacher will support you with your on the job learning and the apprenticeship leader in school will support you to work through the tasks and assignments set. 

Last year we received an award in recognition of our outstanding commitment to the apprenticeship programme with Wiltshire College & University.  

More about Apprenticeships...

Teaching Assistant, Level 3 Apprenticeship:

This apprenticeship lasts between 18 and 24 months plus 3 months for the End Point Assessment (EPA) and can begin as and when requested. 

What will you learn? 

As part of the course you will learn to: 

• Contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the organisation promoting diversity, inclusion, equality and acceptance of all learners 
• Implement safeguarding polices and safe practice 
• Reflect on own practice and identify professional development opportunities 
• Understand the specific needs of learners and use strategies to support them to achieve learning goals 
• Promote engagement and teach learning behaviours 
• Support or lead enrichment activities 
• Establish positive relationships with learners and promote positive behaviours, consistently applying the school’s behaviour policy 
• Support the social, emotional, mental health, wellbeing and personal care of all learners 
• Deliver individual and small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters 
• Contribute to assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording, and reporting of learner outcomes and participation 
• Support the development of a stimulating and safe learning environment by contributing to the selection and preparation of teaching resources that meet the diverse needs and interests of learners 


The Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship programme is delivered in the workplace and/or remotely, with a visit from your assessor every 6 to 8 weeks. This apprenticeship is workplace-based meaning there is no attendance. 
As part of the apprenticeship programme, you’ll need to record a minimum of 6 hours per week ‘off-the-job’ training time. This can include work shadowing, training, workshops, online learning, tutor sessions, revision, webinars, industry visits – anything that supports your learning on the apprenticeship and supported by your dedicated assessor. 
All units are assessed using a range of methods that contribute to your End Point Assessment (EPA) including observation of lessons and pupil support with questions and a professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence. 
On successful completion of the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship you will hold the qualification of the Apprenticeship Standard as well as a Level 2 Certificate if doing the Plus option. 

Entry Requirements:

Apprentices who do not hold maths and English Level 2 or GCSE Grade 4 (C) will need to complete these prior to completion of the apprenticeship programme (Gateway). 
You must have secured a position with an employer and be ready to start working with them before you can begin your apprenticeship course. 
If you already have an employer and they have agreed to put you through an apprenticeship, contact the Apprenticeship team and we'll get you started. Email or call 0845 345 2235. 



We currently have no vacancies but should a vacance arise this will be advertised on our website

Vacancies | Harnham Infant School 

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