Design Tech/ Arts Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship ARCHWAY LEARNING TRUST

Archway Trust (part of Bluecoat Academy) is looking to recruit a keen and enthusiastic Arts Teaching Assistant Apprentice who is able to help support teachers in the Arts department.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    0830-16.30 Mon-Fri 37.5 hours PW

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Bluecoat Academy is looking to recruit an apprentice Arts Teaching Assistant Apprentice.

Duties within the role include:

  • Helping set up and arranging activities
  • Helping set up the classroom
  • Helping supervise the children in the classroom
  • Help with lesson planning
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Build relationship with other teachers, staff and parents
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievements/progress as directed

Making displays:

  • Targeted support in lessons where necessary (one to one and small group)
  • Upkeep of equipment cupboards (e.g. Refill paints, inks, sorting of palettes, brushes)
  • Upkeep of sink areas - sorting used equipment.
  • Art equipment orders and stock take using Academy ordering system.
  • Preparation of equipment/materials for lessons.
  • Setting of cover work for absent subject teachers.
  • Work will be at both the Aspley Lane and Wollaton Park campuses.

Drama/Music/Creative Media Responsibilities (Approx. equivalent to 1 day per week):

  • Equipment ordering using Academy ordering system.
  • Display boards for teaching spaces.
  • Support for Arts events, such as concerts, productions and exhibitions.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore you will be based at the employers address most of the time. You will only need to attend college in Nottingham City Centre for initial assessments and a few other rare occasions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Professional manner

Personal qualities

  • Has a keen interest in this career
  • Can work to their initiative
  • Take pride in a job well done
  • Be flexible to the changing demands of the post
  • Work as part of a team

Qualifications required

  • A* - D/9-3 GCSE including Maths and English (or equivalent) essential as this is an advanced programme

Future prospects

The qualifications and experience gained on this Apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector.

Things to consider

Candidate will be required to have a full DBS check before commencing work at the school. Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation. Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early. This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.

About the employer

Bluecoat Academy is a vibrant learning community where students are cared for, receive a high quality education and every opportunity to be successful.




Bluecoat Academy

Aspley Lane



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate in Support Teaching & Learning
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths & English (if required)

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Central College Nottingham


Mark Johnson 0115 884 2283

Other information


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link provided to apply. If you require assistance with applying for this Apprenticeship please contact us on 0115 9457260 or email on

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017