The Professional Role

Employers and apprentices can decide to take one of the following specialist routes for their apprenticeships, if it aligns with the particular responsibilities they perform in their role.

Optional units are embedded within the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship so that the apprentices will still typically take 18 months to complete their study.

All Teaching Assistant apprentices will start together before some decide to specialise, they will learn alongside peers from across all specialisms and will still work towards competency as a general Teaching Assistant.

The Learning Journey

Supporting Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship, with SEND specialist units, runs for 18 months and apprentices will go on to complete the following accredited units with bespoke input from the Royal Greenwich Advisory SEND Team that will include the following;

  • Support disabled young people and those with SEND
  • Support learners with communication and interaction needs
  • Support learners with cognition and learning needs
  • Support learners with sensory and physical needs
  • Support learners with social, emotional and mental health difficulties
On Programme Learning

Supporting PE and Schools Sports

The Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with Sport Specialist Units runs for 18 months. Apprentices will go on to complete bespoke schools sport study and activities in venues across the borough, with input from the RBG School Sports Partnership Coordinator. Further study includes the following;

  • Delivering PE with children who have SEND and most able pupils
  • Running an extra-curricular club
  • Delivering school sports events
  • Health & safety in relation to PE
  • Supporting the delivery of PE activities by supporting specialist PE staff
  • Evidencing pupil progress and achievement in PE
  • Using Technology in PE


Please also see Teaching Assistant Level 3