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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Black Firs Primary School

This is a training position within our school. The role will be in the EYFS team 3-5 years old. To support the team in a TA capacity working on the EYFS framework. The role also includes lunch time supervision with a lunch break planned in for the staff who help during this time, afterwards.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 8.30 am to 4 pm Term time only

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a training role within our Early Years team. The candidate will report to the class teachers within the team and work alongside a team of experienced teaching assistants.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of children both in and out of the classroom (including educational visits) to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical and emotional development in accordance with the school's behaviour management policy
  • Prepare the school for the arrival of the children each day.
  • Prepare and maintain learning resources and school consumables, ensuring availability for classroom usage. Ensure that the classroom is kept tidy so that the needs of the lesson plans are met in a safe learning environment, which complies with relevant health and safety requirements
  • Arrange displays of children's work and learning resources to attract children's interest and enhance the classroom and school environment
  • Attend to the personal and physical needs of children so that their wellbeing is maintained
  • Attend staff and other meetings and participate in staff training development work and staff reviews as required

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

The candidate will follow a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard.

This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College – South & West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional Skills in the relevant subjects.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression onto high level apprenticeships.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Goods time management, Care and empathy, Lead by example


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

About the employer

Our school name and emblem is the Black Fir. The Native Americans name a spruce in their landscape a 'Black Fir' to identify a tree that stands tall and proud, either alone or as part of a group. It acts as a point of reference. The 'Black Fir', inspires us to stand tall, both alone and together, and be the best we can be. Found on upper slopes of mountains, these fir trees are seen as a landmark on the horizon, its black outline visible over a great distance; a focus point from below or beyond. The tree symbolises high, distant views from where an observer can see what is coming - it encourages us to aim high and look to the future.


Black Firs Primary School


Black Firs Primary School

Longdown Road


CW12 4QJ

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Training provider



Claire Garner

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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