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Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant (PE Department) at Hanbury Primary School Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

An apprenticeship with Hanbury Primary School is the perfect way to help you decide what job you may want in the future. This opportunity will provide real work experience at the same time as gaining qualifications.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Once you have completed 12 months in the role, your wage will increase to the National Minimum Wage rate for your age range for the remainder of the apprenticeship.

    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 - exact hours to be confirmed by employer

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

All candidates must be comfortable developing their knowledge and abilities to enable them to deliver a variety of different sports and also provide wider curriculum in-class or one-to-one support to help our children grow in areas such as language, literacy, numeracy, etc.  We are looking for candidates with a passion for both sport and learning.

As a member of the school's support staff, your main jobs and duties will consist of:

  • Assisting with the planning and preparation of PE & sport provision.
  • Assisting with the delivery of high quality PE and sport provision to pupils within the school.
  • Evaluating sessions to recognise and develop improvements.
  • Assist with preparation of resources for lessons ensuring the sport facilities are available as required for pupil’s learning.
  • Provide lesson support under the direction of a member of staff and assist teaching staff with supervising pupils.
  • To work with individuals, small groups and larger groups of pupils
  • Provide technical support and assistance where needed to teachers and pupils.
  • Provide support with extra-curricular activities as required.
  • Demonstrate, support and supervise pupils in the safe use of equipment.
  • To ensure a healthy and safe working environment by maintaining a clean, safe and orderly working environment and storing equipment safely.
  • Be aware of and comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting any concerns to the relevant person.
  • Ensure the safety and whereabouts of each pupil at all times during operating hours.
  • To attend in service training and external training as appropriate, consistent with job role and responsibilities.
  • To be aware of own training needs and be committed to your own continuing professional development.
  • To value all pupils and their families regardless of race, culture, religion.
  • To ensure that in line with safeguarding/child protection procedures, all concerns are reported to the appropriate person in a sensitive and confidential manner.
  • Work with other professionals as appropriate.

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

At the end you will gain a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard - this will include any Functional Skills as appropriate. The apprenticeship training will be delivered in the workplace, as you will receive visits from a college assessor. The apprenticeship will also include a proportion of 20% Off The Job Training and a robust programme of Mandatory Apprentice Training provided by Sandwell Council to include Workplace Professionalism and Equality and Diversity.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The post is offered on a fixed-term contract to cover the duration of the apprenticeship training. You will receive support and guidance to identify and apply for any further apprenticeships or internal jobs that you are suitably experienced and qualified for. Our 'Next Steps' workshop will help you to identify the skills that you have gained throughout your apprenticeship in order to update your CV and apply for any opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Punctual, Flexible, Hard-working, Well presented, Willingness to learn, Outgoing and confident, Self-motivated, Approachable


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade A-C/9-4 or L2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade A-C/9-4 or L2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

You must be willing to shadow senior staff, attend relevant training and be flexible to support the needs of the post. You will need to have a due regard for Safeguarding and Child Protection, therefore you will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check prior to commencing in the post. Annual leave must be taken outside of term time only.

About the employer

Sandwell is situated in the heart of the Black Country. In 2020 we were placed in the Top 100 employers nationally for apprentices, making Sandwell a great place to undertake an apprenticeship! Our apprenticeship team Think Sandwell advertise opportunities both in the council and with external employers.


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


Hanbury Road

B70 9NT


Rich Nettleton

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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