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L3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice Cardinal Griffin Catholic School

Do you have a passion to provide an enriching environment for young people to thrive & achieve? Do you have qualities to work well in a team and motivate colleagues with new ideas? Can you communicate well with learners and be a Positive Role model for young people? Then this a great opportunity to become part of Cardinal Griffin Catholic College.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 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

    Monday to Friday - TBC. Flexibility required.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    20 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will have responsibility for the following:

  • Reinforce lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behaviour
  • Help teachers with recordkeeping, such as tracking attendance and calculating grades
  • Help teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment, such as computers
  • Help supervise students in class, between classes, during lunch and recess, and on field trips
  • Deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups
  • Support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required
  • Support the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour
  • Guide and monitor pupil progress
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' progress
  • Carry out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources
  • Create art displays of pupils' artwork
  • Provide support outside of your normal classes, such as helping during exams, covering TA absences or going on school trips
  • Help with extracurricular activity such as breakfast and after-school clubs, homework club, revision sessions or lunchtime duties
  • Coordinate specific areas of teaching support once you have the right level of experience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer Literate
  • Good standard of English
  • Good Communication
  • Good Telephone manner

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeping and attendance
  • Positive personality
  • Problem solver
  • Helpful
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Happy to deal with students
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Demonstrates common sense

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades C/4 or above to include maths and English or equivalent qualifications if possible.

Future prospects

Further training opportunities with Walsall College. 

About the employer

The foundation stone of Cardinal Griffin Catholic College was laid on the 22nd October 1960, by Dom. Basil Griffin, the twin brother of the Cardinal whose name we honour. It was built to serve the four Catholic Parishes of the Chase and has always welcomed the children of parents seeking a distinctly Christian-based education. The College has developed into a thriving community of around 900 pupils with a Sixth Form of more than 130 students.

We aim to offer a broad and balanced education with an emphasis on respect for others. We provide a traditional environment in terms of care and welfare of children and young adults. In essence, we seek to develop all pupils to their full potential and to enable them to find their place in the modern world.

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

This College is committed to the safeguarding and promoting of the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • To increase our love of God
  • To increase our love of neighbours, seeing Christ in them
  • To increase self esteem, knowing that we must value ourselves before valuing others.



Cardinal Griffin Catholic School


Cardinal Way


WS11 4AW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Emma Worth 01922 688638

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard.

Functional Skills in maths and English if required.

Full time apprentices will typically spend 21 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training.

The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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