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Learning Support Assistant Apprentice Birmingham Metropolitan College

Birmingham Metropolitan College is one of the leading providers of further and higher education in the West Midlands, delivering a wide range of education and training programmes in central and north Birmingham.

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Closing date: 01 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.50am - 5.00pm with one day per week at college and 1 hour break Friday 8.50am - 4.10pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key accountabilities:

  • To provide in-class support on an individual or group basis to develop/increase coping strategies and independent learning skills for students with SEND
  • To be proactive in approaching personal, English and maths tutors to identify and organise support for students
  • To maintain clear communication with teaching staff, students and other college support staff
  • To update students individual learning plans including progression and destination
  • To keep accurate learner records such as assessment information, inclusive support needs, etc.
  • To evaluate the impact of support on helping learners progress
  • To adhere to the quality requirements for inclusive support and those of the college including, observation, self-assessment and quality improvement planning
  • To support in the administration of monitoring and production of claims associated with the area of provision
  • Commit to, promote and operate in accordance with BMet’s values and goals including but not limited to: safeguarding; health and safety; diversity and inclusion
  • Commit to and participate in college-wide activities as required including but not limited to: enrolment; open events; development
  • To provide and maintain a high-quality administration system for supporting and tracking supported students from pre-entry to leaving college
  • To work across the college and apprenticeship delivery teams to support teaching, learning and assessments and ensure differentiation in all areas of our provision
  • To ensure students’ records are regularly reviewed, updated and accurate
  • To consistently use shared data and recording systems to inform generation of reports as and when required
  • To monitor students’ progression, attendance and behaviour and report to relevant individuals
  • To liaise with specialist mentors and curriculum staff regarding the support needs of students
  • Support curriculum staff in interviews for students who attend on assessment, visits or information evenings
  • To fully participate in team meetings, professional development and events
  • To provide support to students in or out of class or on external appointments on a needs led basis – in consultation with Inclusion Director
  • To maintain accurate records to meet audit and inspection requirements, using appropriate IT systems
  • To raise retention and achievement for students on a continual basis
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the job

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

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 will be gained after completing this apprenticeship
  • You will attend college once per week at our Matthew Boulton Campus to complete your coursework

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Opportunity of a permanent role for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Birmingham Metropolitan College is one of the leading providers of further and higher education in the West Midlands, delivering a wide range of education and training programmes in central and north Birmingham. The majority of their students attend one of the three main campuses; Matthew Boulton campus at Eastside near the centre of Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield campus in the north east of the city and James Watt Campus at Great Barr which is in the north of Birmingham.


Birmingham Metropolitan College


Birmingham Metropolitan College

James Watt Campus

Great Barr

B44 8NE


Lisa Buller

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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