Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship at Sheffield College
This apprenticeship trains you to provide support in the classroom in a school, college, higher education establishment or out in community based education. You will work closely with teachers, carrying out duties like lesson preparation, and working with small groups or individuals.
As an apprentice, you’ll work under the close supervision of a class teacher. Your duties will vary depending on how the teachers you work with plan their lessons but could include:
• supervising arts and crafts activities
• helping with outings
• reading to the class
You will contribute to preparing the classroom for learning activities and work with groups of, and individual pupils, who require extra support.
The advanced level apprenticeship adds more responsibility to the role. You could help plan, carry out and evaluate a wide range of learning activities. You’ll work both alongside the teacher to support classroom activities, and alone with individuals or groups of students.
Intermediate level apprenticeship You could train in roles like:
• teaching assistant
• classroom assistant
• learning support assistant
Advanced level apprenticeship You could train in roles like:
• teaching/classroom/learning support assistant
• behavior support assistant/coordinator
• pastoral/welfare support assistant • bilingual support assistant
• team leader
Will this suit me? You must be keen to work in the sector to support teaching and learning in schools. You should have attention to detail, and be willing to work in a team environment whilst also being willing to work using your own initiative when required. You will be subject to a compulsory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for suitability for working with children and young people.
Intermediate Apprenticeship level 2
4 GCSEs with a minimum grade 3/ D including English Language and Maths
Advanced Apprenticeship level 3
4 GCSEs with a minimum grade 4/C including English Language and Maths.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead? The advanced level apprenticeship could lead to further training on a foundation degree. You could progress to employment within a primary, special or secondary school. Opportunities also exist to move into other roles across the wider children's workforce e.g. child care, play work or youth work.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.