Teaching Assistant (Physical Education) Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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Teaching Assistants with Physical Education will work in schools with primary aged pupils. The apprentice will support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning with physical education practice, either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access physical education.

The apprenticeship will cover a range of knowedge and skills units which include:

  • Understanding how pupils learn and develop
  • Recognise the importance of technology and use it to support learning
  • Work with teachers to support assessment for learning
  • Keep children safe in education
  • Plan, lead and review physical education delivery to include primary gymnastics
  • Level 4 Diploma in Primary Physical Education Practice (9 units)

Assessment Methods

This apprenticeship will be assessed through an End Point Assessment (EPA), which consists of:

  • Observed client session
  • Presentation
  • Panel interview

The embedded qualification(s) will be centre assessed.

During the apprenticeship, learners will be visited regularly by a qualified assessor to check progression and ensure they are bulding evidence towards their EPA.

Progression Options

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

Course Summary

Course Title Teaching Assistant (Physical Education) Apprenticeship Level 3
Attendance Requirements You will be support and assessed in the workplace, but provision can be made for you to come into college to complete your assessments if required.
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Interested in studying an Apprenticeship? Go for it! My Apprenticeship has increased my confidence and provided me with a wealth of new knowledge and skills. I have discovered a new passion for what I do.

Neil Moy, Horticulture & Landscape Operative Apprentice

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