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Teaching Support Assistant at CWT Chamber Training

Course description

The role of the Teaching Assistant in schhols has developed considerably and quickly in recent times. A Teaching Assistant role is centered mainly on assisting in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher and class teachers. This involves assisting in the implementation of education programmes for students and helping to monitor their progress. Providing support for individual students to help them fully take part in classroom activities can be challenging but exilharating and you learn to "make a difference"

Course content

Throughout your Apprenticeship you will be required to perform a range of tasks which could include :

  • Help improve own + team pracice in schools
  • Undrestand schools as organisations
  • Maintain communication and professional relationships with children young people and adults
  • Support safeguard and the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Understand child and young people development
  • Provide displays in schools

Entry requirements

You will need to have excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic, inspiring and resourceful. If you enjoy working with children, want to make a difference to their learning and development, have a caring nature, you would thrive in a Teaching enviroment.

Although there are no specific entry requirements, GCSE's in Maths and E nglish would be an advantage, but whatever your GCSE's we will design an Apprenticeship to suit your needs.


You will be assessed in your workplace through a mixture of observation of your practical skills when working with children and young people. A dedicated Training Advisor will be appointed at the commencement of your Apprenticeship and they will support you throughout your learning.Your Training Advisor will assess your knowledge as well as observe your practical skills, through oral and written questioning.

Your training plan will contain off and on the job leraning. The majority of your time will be spent in the workplace working with the children. In addition to this you will attend off the job theory. Upon succesful completion of your Apprenticeship you will gain the following : 

Teaching Assistant - Level 2 / 3 

Functional Maths - Level 1/2 

Financial information

You will be paid an Apprenticeship salary by your employer, this will be agreed when you are offered a job. For thise who are aged 16-18, Apprenticeship Training is fully funded by the government and all of the agreed costs of your learning will be met. If you are 19+ partial government funding is available. Further information is available upon enquiry.

Future opportunities

There are a range of progression opportunities for those completing Teaching Assistant Apprenticeships. These include moving onto an Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3 and into higher education after that.

From Level 2 there is a pathway of learning to enable you to progress : 

  • Level 3 Teaching Asistant 
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Early Years Teacher 
  • Primary school teacher. 

Further information

CWT Chamber Training has specialist staff who will provide you with up to dtae information, advice and guidance so that you can make an informed choice about your future. Our team work closely with employers to idientify exciting job opportunities suitable for Apprentices and support you in securing a job with great prospects, progression and the chance to gain relevent qualifications that will further your career.

During your Apprenticeship you will :

  • Secure a great job with exciting career prospects
  • Undertake off the job training to develop your skills and knowledege.
  • Specialist workshops to develop your skills in English and Maths
  • A designated Training Advisor to guide and support you throughout.
  • A work place mentor for additional support 
  • Regular progress reviews to track your development.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact CWT Chamber Training directly.

Last updated date: 24 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 12 Months/ 18 Months
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 25

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Nina West
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 02476231122
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • CWT Chamber Training is based close to Coventry City Centre, which makes us easily accessible by public transport or car. However we offer Apprenticeship opportunities across all of Coventry and Warwickshire.

      CWT Chamber Training has a range of up to date, modern training facilities, where technology is widely used to ensure our courses are fun, informative and highly valued by employers.

      All rooms are resourced with up-to-date equipment i.e. smart boards, internet access and comprehensive information, advice and guidance materials are available with qualified staff on hand to support your decision making.

      In the main we will visit you at your employer’s premises and our qualified experienced Training Advisors will work with you on a one-to-one basis.