Our Apprenticeships

Learn more about our Apprenticeship offer. For more information, please contact our Apprenticeships team on 0800 542 1655 or via email at adedapps@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

The Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship is designed to provide the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required to be an effective support to the Teacher in Primary, Special or Secondary education. It is ideal for those Teaching Assistants with some responsibility for the children they support and who would like to progress their career to a more senior role. They will gain knowledge, skills and behaviours to demonstrate being good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Whilst promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours to contribute in developing pupil progress and development.

Added Value

Adult Education is pleased to be able to offer the Specialist Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification at no extra cost to support the learner and employer with gaining the required skills. Adult Education will also work with both the employer and the learner to identify a personalised training programme.


This Apprenticeship is typically 18 months long, with an additional three months for End Point Assessment. 20% of the Apprentices time should be spent in paid off the job learning, so as an employer you will need to ensure that time is allocated for learning. Adult Education provides workshops that support the apprentice in gaining the knowledge required to achieve their programme. We also offer clinics where learners can attend for advice and support if they are struggling with their assignments or projects. Every twelve weeks a formal review will take between the learner, employer and assessor where progress/concerns to date and targets for the next twelve weeks are discussed and agreed. Dedicated trainer and assessors will support the delivery from providing training in our especially written workshops to monthly assessment visits to aid and support progression, generation of evidence, guidance and support.


Whilst the eligibility is agreed with the employer, we would recommend that apprentices are able to work towards GCSE grade 4-9 (A- C) in Maths and English.

Page updated: 22/09/2022 Page updated by: Adult Education in Gloucestershire

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