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    I've been an apprentice teaching assistant for about 6 months now and i am studying level 2 nvq. At first i loved the job but i have found as time has gone by the job has become more and more stressful and right now i am finding it to much for me. I no longer feel confident in the role or environment i am working in. Each day i am told to do things that i should not be doing like covering lessons? Is that even legal i am not even level 2 qualified. I also feel i have not had enough training for this role. My boss does not allow me to attend my college day as she says i am "too intelligent for that" however my training provider wasn't happy about that so i have 3 hours of college once a month and i feel that is not enough to succeed. Im so close to quitting but am i able to just quit? Will they charge me fees? pls help. I really want to do a business admin apprenticeship.
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    I've been an apprentice teaching assistant for about 6 months now and i am studying level 2 nvq. At first i loved the job but i have found as time has gone by the job has become more and more stressful and right now i am finding it to much for me. I no longer feel confident in the role or environment i am working in. Each day i am told to do things that i should not be doing like covering lessons? Is that even legal i am not even level 2 qualified. I also feel i have not had enough training for this role. My boss does not allow me to attend my college day as she says i am "too intelligent for that" however my training provider wasn't happy about that so i have 3 hours of college once a month and i feel that is not enough to succeed. Im so close to quitting but am i able to just quit? Will they charge me fees? pls help. I really want to do a business admin apprenticeship.
    They have to let you attend your training days. That's kind of the whole point of an apprenticeship...

    They cannot charge you any fees. Quit like a normal job, hand in notice, serve your notice period and leave.
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    An employer cannot recover training fees from apprentices, current or former.

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    They have to let you attend your training days. That's kind of the whole point of an apprenticeship...

    They cannot charge you any fees. Quit like a normal job, hand in notice, serve your notice period and leave.
    very helpful, thankyou.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've been an apprentice teaching assistant for about 6 months now and i am studying level 2 nvq. At first i loved the job but i have found as time has gone by the job has become more and more stressful and right now i am finding it to much for me. I no longer feel confident in the role or environment i am working in. Each day i am told to do things that i should not be doing like covering lessons? Is that even legal i am not even level 2 qualified. I also feel i have not had enough training for this role. My boss does not allow me to attend my college day as she says i am "too intelligent for that" however my training provider wasn't happy about that so i have 3 hours of college once a month and i feel that is not enough to succeed. Im so close to quitting but am i able to just quit? Will they charge me fees? pls help. I really want to do a business admin apprenticeship.
    Hi there,

    As part of an apprenticeship you must be working towards an accredited qualification and attend the college/training provider in which you have been enrolled with for the hours agreed within your contract.

    If you are leading lessons you should be supervised by the teacher at all times. It could be part of your apprenticeship to lead with lessons to demonstrate your leadership abilities but as I said this must be supervised.

    You have a few different options open to you here:

    You could ask for a meeting with your employer/training provider to discuss your concerns and try to resolve the issue moving forward.

    You could look for alternative TA apprenticeships within your local area to try and continue your level 2 with a different employer.

    You could leave your current apprenticeship and change direction. You are an employee with employee rights and you are free to leave once you have formally handed in your notice and worked the notice period stated in your contract.

    I hope this helps, the National Careers Service is available on TSR for you to contact at any time to support you further or you can chat with an adviser through our website here - https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home

    Thanks - Sophie.
 
 
 
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