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Learning Support Apprentice (33897) Erasmus Darwin Academy

An exciting opportunity for someone to develop skills and a career in Education. Erasmus Darwin Academy are looking for a Learning Support Apprentice to join their team.

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

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £182.97 - £379.12

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:00 or Friday, 08:00 - 15:30.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

This role will involve:

Support to Students:

  • To support groups and individuals both inside and outside of the classroom
  • To analyse progress data for identified students within a link year group
  • To produce termly SMART targets for students with Additional Needs
  • To plan and deliver intervention sessions
  • To support the teaching and learning in collaboration with class teachers

What you could go on to do:

Work as a Learning Support Assistance or Teaching Assistant.

How you will be supported:

Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role. Erasmus Darwin Academy has proven record and 100% pass success rate for all apprentices.

What will happen next:

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there:

If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good ICT and record keeping, recording, and reporting skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and in writing
  • Good organising, planning and prioritising skills

Personal qualities

  • Has a friendly yet professional and respectful approach which demonstrates support and shows mutual respect
  • Methodical with good attention to detail
  • Understanding of relevant legislation as it affects children and the education sector
  • Ability to manage own workload and work on own initiative
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Open, honest and an active listener
  • Takes responsibility and accountability
  • Committed to the needs of the students, parents and other stakeholders and challenge barriers and blocks to providing an effective service
  • Demonstrates a “can do” attitude including suggesting solutions, participating, trusting, and encouraging others and achieving expectations
  • Is committed to the provision and improvement of quality service provision
  • Is adaptable to change/embraces and welcomes change
  • Acts with pace and urgency being energetic, enthusiastic, and decisive
  • Communicates effectively
  • Has the ability to learn from experiences and challenges
  • Is committed to the continuous development of self and others by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, encouraging new ideas, seeking new opportunities and challenges, open to ideas and developing new skills

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

About the employer

Erasmus Darwin Academy:

We are committed to delivering ‘Excellence for All’ with regards to the academic achievement of our young people.  This means ensuring that standards of attainment and rates of progress continue to be exceptionally high for all students and for all key student groups. And we believe the starting point for academic excellence is the curriculum and the driving force is the facilitation of high-quality learning and progress coupled with high quality care and support on a daily basis.

Purpose and values of the Learning Support Team:

The work of the Learning Support Team is moving forward at a rapid pace. Our work to support teaching and learning has improved due to a range of new initiatives and a clear focus on enabling every child to achieve their potential. We are forward thinking and child-centred in our approach to supporting students with Additional Needs.  We also believe that parents are an integral part of supporting the learning of students at the Academy.


Erasmus Darwin Academy


Pool Road



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Training provider

The Growth Company

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Oct 2021