Level 3 Teaching Assistants (5330)

Last Updated: 16 May 2024

The Level 3 Technical Occupational Entry for Teaching Assistants Certificate has been developed as part of the Qualification Reforms in England and is available for first teaching from September 2025.

This qualification has been designed with the involvement of a range of technical subject matter experts and employers from small, medium and large organisations to ensure that it meets the needs of the occupation. The qualification aligns fully to the occupational standard and will provide employers with reliable evidence of a learner’s attainment against  the knowledge, skills and behaviour (KSBs) which form the minimum requirements for entry into occupation. 

A number of key themes will be covered in the units including the curriculum, stages of education and study options; legislation, safeguarding and health and safety; child development, communication learner support; assessment and development; academic and pastoral behaviour and the use of technology. 
This qualification has been approved by IfATE and will be fully funded in England for adults (19+ only) from 1st September 2025. It is aimed at learners who want to work as Teaching Assistants/Educational Support Assistants.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?
This qualification covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the  Teaching Assistant (ST0454 v1.1) occupational standard and is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which cover the following areas:  
  • Professional development 
  • Curriculum and the wider context of education 
  • Legislation and policy 
  • Stages of development for children and young people 
  • Delivery of learning 
  • Assessment 
  • Communication, relationships and role modelling 
  • Learning and support 
  • Management of pastoral and academic behaviour 
  • Using technology 
What Careers Can This Lead To?
This qualification will support progression into employment in the following roles: Teaching Assistant, Schools Learning Support Worker, Classroom Assistant and in schools and post-compulsory settings . It will form part of an engaging course of learning for, and reflect the flexible learning requirements of, adult learners.
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
City & Guilds expects this qualification to be delivered by highly skilled practitioners of learning delivery, assessment and quality assurance. Therefore, staff delivering these qualifications must be able to demonstrate that they meet the occupational expertise requirements outlined in the Qualification Handbook.  

Centres must be able to demonstrate that they have access to the equipment and technical resources required to deliver this qualification and its assessment. For further information please refer to the Qualification Handbook. 

Level 3

Level 3 Technical Occupational Entry for Teaching Assistants (Certificate) (5330-03)
Last Registration Date: 01 Sep 2025

Level 3 Technical Occupational Entry for Teaching Assistants (Certificate)

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Other This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 01/12/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

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