Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Secondary and Special education across all ages. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class Teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

The level 3 standard is applicable to learning support staff whose role requires competence across a range of responsibilities and who may be working unsupervised.

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths


Level 3 Standard - 9 Half-Terms/78 Weeks


Supporting learning
Curriculum, teaching strategies, questioning techniques, helpful communication, supporting learners with additional needs, motivation/behaviour, theories of learning, working towards independent learners, resources, transitions and previous experiences,

Legislation and policies, own professional behaviours, behaviour management techniques, Pupil Referral Units and internal exclusion, SEN behaviour strategies, group dynamics: Belbin, Berne, theories of effective communication in context, bullying and oppression

Safety and Safeguarding
Current legislation, guidance and policies, the Equality Act 2010, OFSTED expectations for health and safety and safeguarding, the role of the HSE, risk assessments, prevent and anti-radicalisation strategies, safety online, serious case reviews, reporting and recording