Teaching Assistant Sports Pathway | LMP

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Course overview

Learn how to play an integral part to pupils well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment.

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THE NEXT COHORT START DATE FOR THIS PROGRAMME IS 10 June. APPLY BY 30 May 2024.

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Apprenticeship level

Level 3 Advanced

Typical duration

16 months

Training
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Blended

Assessment method

Observation with questions and Portfolio with discussion

Funding
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£7,000

EPA Organisation

Active IQ

The Teaching Assistant Sports Pathway uses the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard along with an embedded coaching qualification to enable those in a Sports TA role to achieve a relevant qualification whilst working in this position. During this teaching assistant apprenticeship you will promote self-belief, social inclusion and high self-esteem which will play an integral part to pupils’ wellbeing.

You will become an essential part in the learning environment for the classroom teacher and pupils. Working to ensure pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment. TAs play a crucial role in supporting teachers and pupils. Your work can have a significant impact on the children's learning experiences, helping them to succeed academically and personally.

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to the Higher level teaching assistant or a Teaching/Sport Degree

Curriculum leader, Head of Department, Deputy Head, Sports Assistant, Support Teacher

Observation with questions, where an independent assessor observes the apprentice in their workplace; Professional Discussion underpinned by portfolio, a formal two way conversation with an independent assessor

The Teaching Assistant Sports Pathway uses the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard along with an embedded coaching qualification to enable those in a Sports TA role to achieve a relevant qualification whilst working in this position. During this teaching assistant apprenticeship you will promote self-belief, social inclusion and high self-esteem which will play an integral part to pupils’ wellbeing.

You will become an essential part in the learning environment for the classroom teacher and pupils. Working to ensure pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment. TAs play a crucial role in supporting teachers and pupils. Your work can have a significant impact on the children's learning experiences, helping them to succeed academically and personally.

What to expect from LMP Education

  • Dedicated account management and recruitment
  • Leading nationwide apprenticeship training provider
  • Specialists in the education, training and business sectors
  • Delivering vibrant, engaging learning for all learners
  • Blended and remote teaching and learning
  • Tailored learning plans for each individual
  • Experienced tutors and delivery support team
  • Designated safeguarding officers, policies and procedures
Teaching Assistant Sports Pathway

Programme
Information

  • Understand the need to provide feedback to support and facilitate an appropriate level of independence.
  • Comprehend appropriate levels of learning resources to identify and help address weakness, consolidate strengths and develop individualised expectations.
  • Recognise different stages of child development through school, eg: transition between key stages.
  • Recognise the importance of using appropriate technology to support learning.
  • Understand the need to accurately observe, record and report on pupil’s participation, conceptual understanding and progress to improve practice and assessment for different groups of pupils.
  • Understand the school’s assessment procedures and materials for benchmarking against targets set by the class teacher.
  • An appropriate knowledge of the curriculum and context you are working in.
  • Understand current statutory guidance including ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Part 1, safeguarding policies, Prevent Strategy.
  • Understand the importance of sharing relevant information, in a timely manner with the designated Safeguarding lead.

  • Develop strategies to support and encourage pupils to move towards independent learning.
  • Use appropriately varied vocabulary to ensure pupils’ understanding.
  • Embed effective behaviour management strategies using discipline appropriately and fairly in line with the school’s policy.
  • Deliver interventions in accordance with training given (RAG rating).
  • Foster and encourage positive, effective, nurturing and safe learning environments inspiring pupils to take pride in and learn from their individual achievements.
  • Recognise, adapt and respond to all pupils encompassing SEN/emotional vulnerabilities, for example, use Makaton, visual timetables.
  • Work closely with teachers to ensure own contribution aligns with the teaching and ensure regular communications to provide clarity and consistency of role within lessons.
  • Deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters using initiative, sensitivity and understanding.

  • Building relationships/embracing change.
  • Adding value to education.
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Professional standards and personal accountability.
  • Team working, collaboration/ engagement.

  • Recognised Qualification.
  • Access to a LMP Tutor providing 1-2-1 support throughout your apprenticeship.
  • Sports Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship, provides a pathway to career progression with opportunities for advancements within an organisation or industry upon completion.

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