Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice Curry Mallet Church of England Primary School

Curry Mallet primary school have an exiting career opportunity to work within our years groups 3 / 4 to gain a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is passionate about supporting children to learn. You will be supported by our friendly staff to achieve your Level 3 qualification.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 11 Jul 2022

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 8:30am-3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The programme will consist of face-to-face tutor led knowledge sessions, at Taunton or Ilminster once per fortnight and a minimum of six hours independent study, at a venue to be agreed with the employer, on the alternate week.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist the class teacher with classroom management
  • Supporting learning activities as guided by the class teacher
  • Provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment for the children and their families
  • Willingness to be involved
  • Implement and deliver the curriculum
  • Contribute to planning
  • Ensure that the children’s needs are met by offering structure, care and stability
  • Work in partnership with other team members
  • Respecting the confidentiality and privacy of information

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills with children, staff and parents
  • Excellent organisational skills
  •  Administrative and basic IT skills

Personal qualities

  • To have a patient and caring nature
  • To be approachable, friendly and be able to communicate well and in a respectful manner to work as part of a team.
  • To have a keen willingness to learn.
  • Reliable and flexible.
  • Strong passion and enthusiasm for children’s learning and development
  • Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records
  • The ability to support and encourage children within the school environment is essential

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to progression onto the Teaching Foundation Degree and may lead to employment.

Things to consider

  • Apprenticeship offers are subject to two references
  • Travel to and from employer and Training venues
  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer

About the employer

Curry Mallet Church of England VC Primary School caters for children from the age of four to eleven. The school is a rural primary school – our current number on roll is 80.  The children are organised into three classes; numbers in each year group vary so we are flexible in our class structure.

The school is set in a peaceful and very attractive location, surrounded by trees and open farmland.  There is access to excellent facilities including three large classrooms, a hall and library, a large playing field and hard playground area, a secure infant play area, a Forest School area and a delightful environmental studies area, and a small adventure play area adjoins the playground.

As we are a small school, we are able to form a very close relationship with all children and their families, and build an atmosphere which is personal, secure and friendly in nature. 


Curry Mallet Church of England Primary School


Lower Street



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Somerset Centre For Integrated Learning


SCIL +443001231967

Apprenticeship in Teaching assistant to include...

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant.
  • Functional Skills English and Maths if required.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.