Teaching Assistant Apprentice Ullswater Community College

Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/ support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Support for pupils:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils experiencing special educational needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of individual education/behaviour plans and personal care programmes.
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by a teacher.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher.

Support for teachers:

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, supportive and orderly environment, in accordance with lesson plans.
  • Assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities.
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/ progress and directed.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress and problems.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support: photocopying, typing, filing, money handling, administering coursework, etc.

Support for the school:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure that pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the overall work ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals and agencies.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson time including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team player
  • Communication skills
  • Have a flexible approach to work and the ability to think on the spot

Personal qualities

  • Empathetic to the needs of others.
  • Happy disposition.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English – grade C or 4 and above.

Future prospects

Unable to commit due to financial implications but is dependent on the needs of the students.

Things to consider

DBS essential – UCC to organize. References preferred.

About the employer

These are exciting times at Ullswater Community College. Our rapid progress and recent successes are bringing us new resources, ideas and aspirations. GCSE and A level results confirm our status as the most improved school in the North West of England.

We are proud of our college and, naturally, we hope that what it offers is attractive and important to others. We are very proud of our students too; we expect a lot from them and we believe that the college has much to offer in return.


Ullswater Community College


Wetheriggs Lane


CA11 8NG

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Training provider

The RWP Training Apprenticeship in Teaching Assistants will offer you a 12 month programme of work based learning where you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Cache Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 1
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Be Safe Booklet

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by RWP Training Ltd


Katie Lawson

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply by completing an online application form at www.rwp.co.uk.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017