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Learning Support Apprentice (33923) Peak Education - Cannock

Do you love the outdoors and helping people learn? Want a salary whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification? This could be the perfect opportunity for you to start your teaching career.

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

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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 - Friday, 08:30 - 16:30.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

This apprenticeship will be challenging and will stretch you to your limits but most importantly it will be fun and exciting and will develop so many important skills for your future.

We are recruiting for apprentices for the new academic year – we’re looking for people aged 18+ for safeguarding reasons, to support learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN), many of whom demonstrate challenging behaviours.

You’ll be based at either one of our education facilities at Stafford where you’ll work alongside an Inclusive Education Practitioner (IEP) to support students on a 2:1 or 2:2 ratio.

During term-time you’ll be:

  • Part of a team delivering a bespoke package of education to SEN learners on a day to day basis including basic academic subjects
  • Regular opportunities to work in the outdoors delivering enrichment sessions e.g. mountain biking, climbing, water sports, etc.
  • The balance of academic/outdoor activity is dependent on each learner’s capability and level of engagement

Your IEP (who may have started their journey as an apprentice themselves) will take the lead in managing the learner’s progress and will support your development whilst you assist them in learning delivery. Our aim is that you’ll follow in their footsteps at the end of your apprenticeship programme!

Outside term time you’ll be:

  • Involved in planning and may be deployed to one of Peak’s outdoor activity centres to support (and participate in) a wide range of sporting activities

You will need a flexible outlook and a willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges.

The possibility of a permanent role upon completion of the apprenticeship and the opportunity to progress into an Inclusive Education Practitioner role.

Dependent on the individual you will be supporting and how often they will participate in outdoor activities, there may be an opportunity to work towards two nationally recognised outdoor activity qualifications.

We hope that you will stay with us after your apprenticeship and become one of our respected Inclusive Education Practitioners.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear and concise written skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good ICT skills
  • Good time management skills

Personal qualities

  • Be happy to commit to apprenticeship training requirements (lasting for 1 year/4 terms) which will include self-study both during and outside your working hours
  • Be happy to commit to training for additional outdoor activity qualifications which may require you to attend outside working hours
  • A flexible attitude and ability to communicate with young people of a variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • You need a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the outdoors
  • The desire to help others to learn, to motivate and to support others to recognise and achieve their potential
  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Responsible
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

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

GCSE at grade D/3 or above (or equivalent) in ICT.

Future prospects

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

About the employer

Peak Education have four registered independent day schools in Cannock, Gailey, Stoke-on-Trent and Audley, and six learning facilities and adventure centres in the North West, North East and West Midlands.

We are registered with the Department for Education and inspected by Ofsted. All staff are specially trained to work with young people facing social, emotional and mental health challenges and life changing circumstances. They know how to engage, inspire, safeguard and de-escalate situations for everyone’s safety and to keep young people in education.

Students who have completed their school careers with Peak Education have gained vocational qualifications to support a variety of employment and training paths. This includes reintegration to mainstream education, further training, college placements and direct employment.


Peak Education - Cannock


Longford Road

WS11 0LD

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Training provider

The Growth Company

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced  Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 qualification, Teaching Assistant

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: 01 Oct 2021