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Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Assistant

The role of a teaching assistant is important in nursery, primary, special and secondary education across all age ranges and abilities and can encompass special educational needs. Teaching assistants support class teachers to enhance pupils’ learning, either in groups or individually, ensuring they understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.


  • Practical observation with questions and answers.
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

What your fee covers

Qualification Registration*

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training.


  • Active IQ Level 4 Diploma in Primary Physical Education Practice.

Learner resources

  • Teaching Assistant Apprentice Toolkit.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training eManual.
  • eLearning:
    • Education and training.
    • Preparing for an observation.
    • Preparing for a professional discussion.

Teaching resources

  • On-programme checklist.
  • Gateway checklist.
  • Toolkit video overview.
  • Education and training lecture pack which includes:
    • Scheme of work.
    • Lesson plans.
    • PowerPoints.
    • Handouts.

*To offer mandated or recommended qualifications as part of an apprenticeship programme providers will need to gain Active IQ centre approval.

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