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Teaching Assistant Apprentice UTC Plymouth

UTC Plymouth is looking for a Teaching Assistant to join their fantastic team in September 2021. So if you are looking for your first steps into Education, really want to make a difference to their students’ future and want to flourish, be creative and work with inspirational professionals, then please apply.

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    37 hours per week (term time only), hours will be between Monday to Friday. Working times to be arranged at interview, this also incorporates 20% off the job training as part of your apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    12 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Provide support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the management of the classroom
  • Undertake pupils record keeping which will include recording pupils responses to learning activities as agreed with the Teacher
  • Promote self-esteem and independence
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour, deal promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Provide assistance with pupil first aid and welfare issues e.g. look after sick pupils and liaise with parents
  • To assist with the display and presentation of pupils’ work
  • To assist pupils during a range of learning activities e.g. PE and assessments
  • Attend school meetings as required
  • To respect professional confidentiality
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will be required to use interpretation skills in order to solve straightforward problems, advise and guide the pupils on a daily basis. The successful apprentice will need effective written and oral communication skills in order to liaise with pupils and other staff.

Good keyboarding skills are required in order to support the use of ICT in learning activities. You will also be required to operate office equipment e.g. photocopier and need to have the ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative

Personal qualities

UTC are seeking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic and keen Apprentice TA to join the team at their unique college. They are looking for someone that has a keen attitude to learning new skills, that will set them on a great career pathway.

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to be part of a growing college. You will have day to day duties within lessons where you will be supporting and helping students to reach their full potential and make a positive contribution to the progress of our students.

Desired qualifications

Desired qualifications are GCSEs, including maths and English, Grade C (4/5) or above.

Future prospects

There may be the opportunity for the right candidate to progress within the organisation should a suitable vacancy arise.

Things to consider

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

About the employer

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are government-funded schools that offer 14–19 year olds a great deal more than traditional secondary schools. They teach students technical and scientific subjects in a professional and practical environment so that they can become the inventors, engineers, scientists and technicians of tomorrow.

No other teaching model combines such a rich mix of traditional education with real-world work experience. UTC Plymouth can maximise a child’s options, whether they choose to become an apprentice, enter full-time employment or opt for further study after school.


UTC Plymouth


Park Avenue



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Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


Skills Group 01752 332442

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
Learner Well Being

You will be allocated an assessor who will work with you throughout your programme, offering you support throughout. Mentoring and guidance will be given to you to enable you to succeed with your apprenticeship.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will have regular visits from your assessor who will monitor your progress and conduct observations within your workplace.

Whilst at Skills Group, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge/theory based, with support sessions to help you complete the required tasks.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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