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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Leicester Preparatory School

Leicester Preparatory School are looking for Teaching Assistant Apprentices to join their school and work within Year 3-6. The ideal candidates must have a passion to work with children, excellent communication skills and be highly professional at all times.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed by the headmistress as part of an annual appraisal

    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: 8.00am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    16 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Work with children and be mentored by senior teaching team to develop skill set as a TA. Report to parents the daily activity of the children through a portal.  Help and assist with playground duties

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

L3 Apprenticeship Standard in Teaching Assistant

Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required)

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Portfolio based interview
  • Practical observation

Delivery Method

  • Every other week (Friday PM)
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor
  • Attendance to Loughborough College for Functional Skills (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the school following successful completion of the apprenticeship. Could progress onto higher Teaching Assistant Qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College has the right to close this vacancy before the end date.

About the employer

Leicester Preparatory School is a small, caring, nurturing school. We pride ourselves on delivering a bespoke education within a supportive and inclusive environment that inspires ambition and unlocks the potential of our pupils aged 2 - 11 years. Our classes are small to ensure an enviable teacher: pupil ratio for excellent pupil progress in academic, personal development and extracurricular pursuits at the school. Our teachers and support staff work tirelessly to provide a well-rounded education, which provides positive, inspiring experiences for all pupils.


Leicester Preparatory School





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Training provider



Richenda Gordon-Pullar

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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