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Ref: TA2 Apprentice teaching assistant at Lever Edge Primary LEVER EDGE PRIMARY ACADEMY

Teaching Assistant – Level 3 This includes: Main learning objectives: Child and young person development, safeguarding and welfare of children and young people, assessment for learning, health and safety, promote positive behaviour, equality, diversity and inclusion.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Term time only plus one week. This means the salary will be pro rata.

    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 – Thursday 8am-4pm, 8am-3.30pm Fridays. Half hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    28 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Trustees and the Head Teacher of Lever Edge Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an Apprentice Teaching Assistant.
You will be expected to work with individuals or small groups of children in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher.
Support pupils to understand instructions support independent learning and inclusion of all children
Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping children on task.
Support children in social and emotional well-being.
Prepare and maintain learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing; and the display and presentation of children’s work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
• Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard.
• On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard.
• Regular work-based assessments/observations
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
• Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
• Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions.
• The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment.
• Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary
• Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities, and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Lever Edge Primary Academy is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services. Job offers will also be subject to detailed and satisfactory references being received.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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

Level 3 Teaching assistant apprenticeship.

This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to be a qualified teaching assistant in school for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Adaptable


GCSE or equivalent Any subject x 3 (Grade 4 - 9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5 - 9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5- 9 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

This post is term time so the salary will be pro rata. In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails.

About the employer

At Lever Edge Primary Academy it is our mission to nurture and raise the aspirations, achievements and life chances of all pupils, so that they are able to grow and develop into lifelong learners and achieve their full potential; leading happy, healthy, fulfilled lives, contributing positively to our community. Lever Edge Primary Academy is a large two form entry primary with 420 pupils on roll in the main school and 78 pupils across our nurseries. It has been an integral part of the community for over sixty years, earning the reputation for providing an excellent quality education for the children of Great Lever, and has been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.







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Training provider



Charlotte Ward

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please include the vacancy reference in your application - TA2.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Sep 2022