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 Apprenticeship at Windmill L.E.A.D. Academy Sandbrook Community Playgroup

Windmill Academy is looking for Teaching Assistant Apprentices to join their Academy. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to begin a career in education. As a Teaching Assistant you will be required to support the class teacher and support children with their learning in the classroom.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay rise up to £9.50 in 2nd year of apprenticeship depending on age

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37 hours a week: 8:15am until 4pm on most days Term Time Only

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work with children 4-11yrs
  • Prepare classroom, learning activities & environment 
  • Support lesson preparation 
  • Plan & prepare interventions for small groups
  • Help supervise children
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils & interact with them according to their needs 
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress & achievement 
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning & accurately record achievements/progress
  • Classroom display 
  • Support children with additional & different needs
  • Attend training 

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

An apprenticeship is a job with training which enables you to earn while you learn.


The apprentice standard consists of core knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to the job role.


It is delivered in partnership with the employer via a blended approach and the apprentice will spend 20% of their time in off the job training during paid working hours.


Prior to completion, the apprentice will undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA). This consists of a portfolio of evidence, a professional discussion and a knowledge test, a pass or distinction is achievable.

Functional Skills, maths and English, are an integral to completion of the apprenticeship.  The apprentice will achieve these qualifications as part of the apprenticeships, if not previously gained.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship you will achieve the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Some apprentices have moved onto permanent positions here at Windmill Academy (four staff). Other apprentices have taken positions in other local schools at the end of their apprenticeship. To date 100% of the apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship have found employment in education. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

All staff will be DBS checked and willing to work with a range of children, aged 3 to 11.

About the employer

Sandbrook is a high quality community playgroup where children enjoy playing and learning safely with other children and where parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s early education. We offer support to families and give children a good foundation for getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood.


Sandbrook Community Playgroup


Sneinton Boulevard




Intake Team

01543 711153

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


Training provider


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: 04 Jan 2023