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Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Peak Education Stoke on Trent (Shelton) PEAK ACTIVITY SERVICES LTD

Could this be the perfect opportunity for you to take the first step on the ladder of your teaching career? Would you like to help people learn whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification?

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    ** The salary will be based on 44 weeks of the year and will be pro-rata. It will be based on Apprenticeship Minimum Wage which is £4.81 per hour and the actual salary can be discussed and will be confirmed at the time of interview **

    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 0830 - 1630 - 44 weeks of the year

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This apprenticeship will be hands on, challenging and will stretch you to your limits but most importantly it will be fun and exciting and will develop so many important skills for your future.

We are looking for people aged 18+ to support learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN), many of whom demonstrate challenging behaviours.

You'll be based at our education facility in Shelton, Stoke on Trent, where you'll work alongside an Inclusive Education Practitioner (IEP) to support students.

During term time you'll be part of a team delivering a bespoke package of education to SEN learners on a day-to-day basis including basic academic subjects plus regular opportunities to work in the outdoors delivering enrichment sessions (e.g., mountain biking, climbing, water sports, etc). The balance of academic/outdoor activity is dependent on each learner's capability and level of engagement. Your IEP (who may have started their journey as an apprentice themselves) will take the lead in managing the learner's progress and will support your development whilst you assist them in learning delivery. Our aim is that you'll follow in their footsteps at the end of your apprenticeship programme!

Outside term time you'll have time to concentrate on your Level 3 course work. You will need a flexible outlook and a willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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

Level 3 qualification Teaching Assistant Apprentice Standard

Learning off the job will include the following:

• Online learning - via live interactive webinars
• Mentoring and shadowing
• Research and self-study
• Coaching
• Mock EPA – PD / Observation.

There will also be an End Point Assessment (EPA)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The possibility of a permanent role upon completion of the apprenticeship and the opportunity to progress into an Inclusive Education Practitioner role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3 and above) Essential

Things to consider

What we offer you: - Employee Rights and Responsibilities - Personal learning and thinking skills Working Times Full-time (44 weeks per year - includes 38 term time weeks and 6 additional training weeks during half terms and at each end of the academic summer break) Safeguarding - Peak is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; applicants will therefore be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes including an enhanced DBS disclosure. This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from the school or by visiting

About the employer

Peak Education have four registered independent day schools in Cannock, Gailey, Stoke-on-Trent and Audley, and six learning facilities and adventure centres in the North West, North East and West Midlands. We are registered with the Department for Education and inspected by Ofsted. All staff are specially trained to work with young people facing social, emotional and mental health challenges and life changing circumstances. They know how to engage, inspire, safeguard and de-escalate situations for everyone’s safety and to keep young people in education. Students who have completed their school careers with Peak Education have gained vocational and National Governing Body qualifications to support a variety of employment and training paths. This includes reintegration to mainstream education, employment as instructors at outdoor activity centres, further training, college placements and direct employment.




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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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