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Apprentice Teaching and Supporting in Schools Level 3 (Standards) Phoenix Primary School

This role requires someone with a passion for working with and understanding children with Special Educational Needs. The role is to assist Teachers and School staff in providing the best possible education to all children. To work towards Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standards.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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 to Friday hours to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • To provide specialist assistance to pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning including sensory, behaviour, communication, medical or physical difficulties
  • To support other staff under the direction, supervision, and guidance of the class teacher
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people
  • To provide a real, exciting, creative, and personalised curriculum that is accessible to all children
  • To value individuality
  • To provide opportunities to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and independence of all children
  • To create a safe, stable, welcoming, and stimulating environment where individuals are happy and have a positive attitude
  • To build strong and meaningful relationships based on mutual respect and value
  • To recognise and celebrate all cultural and religious backgrounds
  • To provide a friendly, warm, welcoming school where families, school staff and other professionals work together for the benefit of the children


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills and preferably some experience

Personal qualities

  • To be patient, kind, considerate and with a determination to meet the needs of the pupils
  • To be reliable

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

To gain valuable experience working with children who have varying special needs.

Things to consider

This is very demanding both physically and emotionally, yet very rewarding at the same time. This role will suit someone with either previous experience and or a desire to make a difference to children's lives. This role will require maturity to deal with everyday issues.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):



About the employer

Phoenix Primary bSchool strives to offer an enjoyable and excellent education for children aged 3-11 years. We also advise and support parents and carers.

The shool has knowledgeable and enthusiatic teacherwho are able to inspireand engae the childrenin a curriculumm thats develop the whole child.


Phoenix Primary School


Birchfield Road


L7 9LY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North West Community Services (Merseyside) Ltd


Shirley Ashcroft

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Training will be provided by North West Community Services via various remote platforms. 

Please note:

The Government stipulates that all apprentices must to do 20% off the job training during their apprenticeship.  For those apprentices working in schools settings off the job training will take place during half term breaks, this is mandatory and not negotiable.


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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