NEW Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard

NEW Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard

About the course:

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.
ELA Teaching Assistants working in Primary, Special and Secondary education

Through this Apprenticeship, the Teaching Assistant can gain

Recognition of possessing the knowledge, skills and behaviors as set in the Apprenticeship standard for the L3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.
As an optional element, the completion of the L3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
The opportunity to develop and achieve a level 2 functional skills in Maths and English if the required level 2 equivalent has not been achieved.

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?

online education ELA
Access to value-added, online short courses, such as ‘Safeguarding L3’, ‘Prevent’ and ‘Managing Positive Behaviour 
personal tutor ELA
Personal Tutor to deliver and guide throughout the programme
remote group workshops
Additional opportunities to engage in remote group workshops with other practitioners
l3 diploma ELA

The opportunity to complete the L3 Diploma for Support in Teaching and Learning

ELA face to face discussion
Face to face delivery in settings, as well as flexible online sessions via easy-to-use video-conferencing software

Delivery & Assessment

Typical Course Duration

Typical 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

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


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

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

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

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