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Empower Teaching Assistants: The Level 3 Apprenticeship Program

by | Jan 11, 2023

Empower Teaching Assistants: The Level 3 Apprenticeship Program

by | Jan 11, 2023

Elevating Education with the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Revolutionising Support with the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

In an engaging webinar, participants were introduced to the innovative “Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship,” a game-changing initiative spearheaded by United Learning and Abigail Hawkins. This program is designed to leverage the apprenticeship levy, enabling schools to enhance their teaching assistants’ skills at no additional cost. Abigail Hawkins, with her extensive expertise in SEND and professional development, guided attendees through the intricacies of the apprenticeship levy, the application process, and the significant benefits for both teaching assistants and the schools they serve.

A Comprehensive Approach to Professional Growth

The webinar delved into how the apprenticeship program addresses common challenges faced by teaching assistants, offering them a structured pathway to gaining a recognized qualification. Through 52 academic teaching weeks, participants engage in a blend of practical learning and theoretical study, balancing their work commitments with professional development opportunities.

Maximising the Apprenticeship Levy for Schools

A focal point of the discussion was the strategic use of the apprenticeship levy funds. The program presents an opportunity for schools to reclaim their levy contributions by investing in the professional growth of their teaching staff. For schools not eligible for the levy, alternative funding options were explored, ensuring that all interested institutions could participate in this transformative program.

The Benefits of Enrolling Teaching Assistants

The session highlighted the multifaceted advantages of the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship, from enhancing teaching assistants’ confidence and competence to improving student outcomes. By fostering a culture of continuous learning and support, the program significantly contributes to creating a more inclusive and effective educational environment.

A Pathway to Excellence in Education

Abigail Hawkins’ leadership in the development and execution of the apprenticeship program underscores the commitment to elevating the educational landscape. As teaching assistants gain new skills and insights, they are better equipped to support diverse learning needs, ultimately leading to a more enriching experience for students.

The webinar on the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship offered a comprehensive overview of how schools can utilise the apprenticeship levy to benefit their teaching staff and students. With Abigail Hawkins at the helm, the program stands as a testament to the potential of targeted professional development in fostering a highly skilled and motivated educational workforce.