Our apprenticeship offer draws on the depth of knowledge and skills from our team and partner schools to provide job-specific training that is underpinned by the principles of community, collaboration, research and reflection.

We are a registered apprenticeship training provider. Our level 3 teaching assistant apprenticeship is a salaried qualification that blends face-to-face and online learning with practical classroom experience. Our apprentices benefit from the support of a mentor, professional tutor, and access to specialist teaching.

Course information

The Teaching Assistant Level 3 programme provides learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to become a certified teaching support professional. It is suitable for teaching assistants, higher-level teaching assistants, learning support assistants and specialist support assistants. The programme can be tailored to both new and existing members of staff.

18 months

Up to £5,000 per apprentice.

More information about funding can be found here.

LETTA take wellbeing seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of all our apprentices. All apprentices enrolled on our programmes have access to face-to-face and/or telephone counselling, financial guidance, money management support, legal information and work-life support including childcare, disability care and tenancy matters.

To qualify for an apprenticeship programme, a learner must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 16+ at the time of enrolment
  • A citizen of the UK or EEA, or has lived in the UK or EEA for the past three consecutive years
  • Employed full time, working a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Does not already hold a qualification at level 4/foundation degree/HNC or above in the same area of study

To be enrolled on to the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Programme, a learner must meet the following criteria:

  • Achieved English and maths GCSE grade 4/C or functional skills level 2 (or equivalent)
    Is enrolled on a functional skills level 2 qualification in English and maths, to be completed within the first six months of study
  • Completion of the Teaching Assistant Level 3 entry assessment and achieved a minimum score of level 1 in English and maths initial assessments
  • Employed in a job role in which day-to-day responsibilities support achievement of the Standard