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Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy Windmill L.E.A.D Academy

An opportunity to train and undertake a qualification in a large school that provides a fantastic education to young people aged 11-18 alongside an enthusiastic team of staff who constantly strive for excellence. You will be supporting the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    (39 weeks over 52 term time)

  • Working week

    Monday 8.20am – 4pm, Tuesday – Friday 8.20am – 3.10pm.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Prepare support materials (under supervision), contribute to the preparation of classrooms & assessments
  • Exercise general care & supervision of students
  • Supporting students in lessons
  • Key worker for specified students
  • Promote development & learning, physical, emotional, educational & social
  • Provide a secure, caring & enriching environment
  • Support those on the SEN continuum
  • Have familiarity with all relevant EHC plans
  • Promote students’ self esteem

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

The apprentice standard consists of core knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to the job role.

Functional Skills, maths and English, are an integral to completion of the apprenticeship. The apprentice will achieve these qualifications as part of the apprenticeships, if not previously gained.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will obtain a Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard Qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent position on completion within the school or the wider trust.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Supportive of the School Ethos


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or Equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

An enhanced DBS is required

About the employer

Windmill L.E.A.D Academy is a vibrant, positive learning community. Their aim is to be the best learning community they can be to enable all of their learners to embrace challenge and have high aspirations. As part of the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust, they work closely with other schools to share outstanding practice. Through high expectations, we endeavour to instil in our learners a positive attitude that feeds a passion for life-long learning.


Windmill L.E.A.D Academy


Duffield Road


DE22 1JD


Intake Team

01543 711153

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023