Teaching Assistants at level 3 should an NVQ 3 or equivalent. They should have very good numeracy, literacy and ICT skills.
To work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas and will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources. Staff may also supervise whole classes occasionally during the short-term absence of teachers. (3 days maximum). The primary focus will be to maintain good order and to keep pupils on task. In providing cover supervision Teaching Assistants will need to respond to questions and generally assist pupils to undertake set activities.
Details of specific duties and responsibilities at Level 3 can be found in the Job Descriptions area of this website.
Progression from level 3 to level 4 requires HLTA status.
Details on how to apply for HLTA status can be found in the HLTA section under ‘Qualifications and Training’.