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Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Holyrood Academy Holyrood Academy

We are looking for someone who shares our commitment to ensuring that the young people we serve receive the best possible standard of education. You will join a positive and hard-working team. We are a school that values the building of positive and compassionate relationships with students and we place high aspiration, quality classroom delivery.

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Closing date: 21 Feb 2023

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

    8.15am – 3.10pm Monday to Friday (includes 35 mins unpaid lunch). Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 31.7

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Under the guidance and direction of Learning Support Department and subject teacher, develop, maintain and apply knowledge and understanding of students’ general and specific learning needs by ensuring that support is given to them at an appropriate level.

Learning support is delivered individually and in groups through a range of tasks, mainly:

  • Supporting and directing tasks, clarifying and explaining instructions.
  • Focus support in areas needing improvement, both academic, behaviour and social.
  • Motivate and encourage students to concentrate on and fulfil the tasks set.
  • Undertake learning activities with students of varying abilities to ensure differentiation and access to the curriculum
  • Seek to ensure the promotion and reinforcement of students’ self-esteem, appropriate levels of effort and behaviour and to guide students to become independent learners.
  • Contribute to and assist in the development and monitoring of systems for review and recording of student’s progress.
  • Accompany students on Educational Visits
  • Attend and contribute to school staff meetings and in-service training events, within contracted hours or outside normal hours by agreement.
  • Provide care and supervision of students within the classroom, within the school and outside of the school.
  • Assume sole supervision of whole classes for short periods in the absence of the teacher, but only when it is essential for the teacher to leave a class, such as in emergency type situations. This would not be expected in the case of inexperienced Teaching Assistants
  • To undertake a key worker role when required.
  • To assist with students with exam access arrangements as directed by SENCO
  • To attend review meetings on students, including annual reviews
  • To attend regular liaison meetings with members of the Student Services Team.

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

  • Standard: Teaching Assistant Level 3
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

The programme will consist of face to face tutor led knowledge sessions, at Taunton or Ilminster once per fortnight. A minimum of six hours independent study needs to take place at a venue to be agreed with the employer on the alternate week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to progression onto the Teaching Degree and may lead to employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Apprenticeship offers are subject to two references. You will need to consider transport to and from Employer and Training venues. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer.

About the employer

At Holyrood, our beliefs about education are very simple: we believe that every student, regardless of background or ability, should be supported and challenged to achieve the very best they can. Academic achievement is of paramount importance here and education has a unique power to unlock doors to opportunities in the future - this is the core purpose of Holyrood. Holyrood has a diverse and extremely talented student body, of which we are very proud. We are a comprehensive school and as such we are absolutely committed to making sure that every child's ambitions are nurtured and encouraged. Alongside this and of equal importance is the wider set of opportunities that students get to experience success on the stage, in the art studio, on a trip or on the sports field.


Holyrood Academy


Holyrood Academy Zembard Lane



TA20 1JL

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Training provider




0300 123 1967

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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