NEW Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard

New Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard

Introduction to ELA Adult Learning:

ELA delivers high quality apprenticeships and short courses. We have expertise across a range of education settings, such as early years, private and public schools, and special needs provisions. We aspire to support committed, passionate teachers, support staff, school leadership and administration to achieve their goals. Our team has a huge passion for learning that makes a difference, and not training for training’s sake.


NEW Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard:

Relevant for Teaching Assistants working in primary, special and secondary education across all age ranges, encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities, and looking to gain recognition of qualities expected within this role. It is relevant for anyone aspiring to be a teaching assistant, and working as a team to support learning for children of all ages

Through this Apprenticeship, the Teaching Assistant can gain

As an optional element, the completion of the L3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
The opportunity to work towards a level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English, if applicable
Face to face assessment and support in workplace
Flexible online learning sessions via easy-to-use video-conferencing software
Recognition of possessing relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours

Benefits to the Setting will include


A fully qualified Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Practical Experience

A Teaching Assistant who has, showing the appropriate practice, assessed against nationally recognised standards

Practitioning Individual

A reflective Practitioner who can evaluate practice, and continues to improve their own working practice 

What value do we add at ELA?

Passion for Well-being
Blended delivery models including workplace assessments, virtual coaching, and group workshops
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We are passionate about mental health and well-being in the workplace
Collaborative line manager, mentor and employer engagement to enhance learner experience with regular surveys and reporting
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Continual review of our curriculum to deliver strong intent, implementation, and impact of learning
Personal Tutor
A dedicated personal tutor to deliver training, and guide throughout their programme
Supporting learners’ individual pace and catering to their unique learning styles

Delivery & Assessment

Typical Course Duration

18-21 months

Monthly Workshops

Monthly 1-1 or group workshop delivery (virtual or face to face), and online resources to support further learning


E-portfolio access to track progress, upload work and communicate with your Tutor

Assignment and Discussion

Written assignments, observations, reflective accounts and professional discussions

Professional Portfolio

Portfolio of evidence to support a professional discussion and a multiple choice end assessment

Specialist Skills Tutor

Specialist Skills Tutor Additional support from a specialist Functional Skills Tutor (where applicable)

Commitment Required from Learner and Employer

To meet deadlines agreed and set by the Tutor

Access to relevant activities in the workplace

Access to a work-based Mentor and shadowing opportunities

All to attend 8-10 weekly progress reviews with the tutor

Access to 20% ‘Off the Job Training’ Time

Attendance at monthly 1-1 or group workshops

Time allowed for the Apprentice to complete assignments

Participate in skills-based learning and virtual workshop

Compilation of work-based portfolio of evidence


Support the healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition

Continuing Professional Development 

Understand the value of play

Develop children’s emerging maths skills

Promote healthy lifestyles through exercise

Support children’s transition to school

Support physical care routines for children

Promote enabling play environments

Understand how to support children who are unwell

Safeguarding- keeping children safe

Support children with additional needs

Develop children’s emerging literacy skills

Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs

Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development

Working in Partnership

Use legislation relating to health and safety of children

Promote children’s emotional well-being

Promote children’s speech, language and communication

Equality and Diversity

Plan, lead and develop play opportunities to support children’s learning and development

Develop children’s cognitive skills

Promote children’s physical development

Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children