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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Level 3 John Ruskin School

Under the supervision of teachers/senior staff, undertake a range of varied tasks to support teaching and learning in the classroom, working with individuals or small groups of pupils. You will work towards a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard.

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

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Closing date: 23 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 - 15:30

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The following list of tasks is indicative of the generic tasks which teaching assistants may be routinely expected to do.

These are not intended to be an exclusive or exhaustive list.

Duties will include:

  • Provide support to the class teacher/s and senior teaching assistant - undertake activities with pupils as directed
  • Support pupils with additional needs, following advice provided through school support plans, advice from school-based colleagues and other professionals
  • Provide instructions and guidance to pupils who need additional support in order to access the curriculum at an appropriate level
  • Provide feedback to the teacher/senior teaching assistant on pupils' learning and help gather evidence of progress and attainment in relation to pupils' school support plans
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all the pupils in your care
  • Assist with personal care and hygiene as required, e.g. assist with supervision of toileting
  • Support pupils at outdoor play
  • Contribute to pupil assessments and team planning sessions by liaising with the rest of the class team, parents, and other professionals
  • Attend team staff meetings as appropriate
  • Contribute to the school support plan evaluations and future target setting
  • Assist with classroom activity resourcing and setting up of play-based learning areas

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good IT skills, ability to use ICT effectively to support learning, and to operate other equipment such as photocopier/DVD
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to relate well to young people and adults
  • Able to work constructively as part of a team, understand classroom roles and own responsibilities with these

Desired qualifications

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of your Level 3, you will be eligible to apply for any TA vacancies we may have.

About the employer

John Ruskin School is a Secondary school for ages 11- 16 years, in the village of Coniston. In 2018 we were in the top 10% of schools nationally and the top performing secondary school in Cumbria for the second year running.

2019 saw further improvements in our attainment. We value the importance of academic success, plus strive to ensure students leaving John Ruskin School are effective 21st century citizens.

Ofsted visited the school in July 2019 and recognised that John Ruskin School is a ‘welcoming school where staff know every pupil’. John Ruskin School is a place where every child is cared for, valued, and respected as an individual.


John Ruskin School


Lake Road


LA21 8EW

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Training provider

Gen II Engineering & Technology Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gen II Engineering & Technology Training


Jackie Miller 01900 701300

Upon completion of the Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will gain the following qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • Level 1 in Mental Health First Aid
  • Level 3 Diploma in Paediatric Emergency First Aid

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

You must write a 300-600-word personal statement explaining why you wish to apply for this role. Things to include are: Why you want to do this apprenticeship and why you want to apply for this role? What experience do you have that is relevant? Any activities that you have done that you feel are relevant to the role. This is the most important part of the application and once you submit, you will receive feedback on your application and then be invited to a one to one meeting with a member of the Gen2 Operational Recruitment team.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Oct 2021