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Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship ACHIEVEMENT TRAINING LIMITED

We would like to recruit an enthusiastic, committed apprentice who is looking to develop a career in supporting teaching and learning within a training provider in the centre of Plymouth. We offer a range of courses to 16+ learners.

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Closing date: 03 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £180/£210 pw based on prior experience and qualifications. F/T post over 52 weeks p/y. 7 wk's annual holiday. Cycle to wk scheme TC's apply. Care leavers bursary £1000 Tc's. Free bus travel - Kings rd to Royal parade. No PAYE contributions.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 34

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this role you will be working at Achievement Training working as a teaching assistant to students 16+. The role will include, but may not be limited to: 

Support for learners.

  • Supervise and support the learners ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establish good relationships with learners, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs 

Support the staff team.

  • Be aware of the learner's progress/achievements/problems and report to other staff members as agreed
  • Support the staff team in managing children's behaviour, reporting any difficulties as appropriate
  • Gather and report information from/to parents/carers as directed

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

You will receive specific on the job training from the employer in your workplace at Achievement Training.

Off the job training will be delivered by your tutor during planned sessions in the classroom at the centre (Achievement Training). You will be working towards:

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard 
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths (A*-C or 9-4 GCSE or equivalents), will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

You will develop knowledge, skills, and behaviour so that by the end of the practical period your employer is satisfied that you are consistently working at, or above, the level set out in the standard. You will be assessed using, practical observation and a professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression opportunities may also include advanced and higher apprenticeships and with experience, you could become a senior assistant, apply for a higher-level teaching assistant role or train to become a teacher.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Multitask and prioritise tasks, Reliable and punctual, Professional manner


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

Things to consider

An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate. If you are unsure about applying or have any questions, please feel free to give the team a call on 01752 202269. Here are some tips for applying for apprenticeships:

About the employer

Achievement Training Limited is a private training organisation located in the city centre and offering a wide range of flexible educational and vocational training courses to young people and adults since 1996. The Head Office is based in Norwich Union House with additional training rooms in the Lloyds Bank Building in the city centre. ATL’s excellent reputation with local employers and employment services is a key factor in our delivery of employability. We have provided Apprenticeships since 2001 and have a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering training that supports real progression in employment.




Norwich Union House

St Andrews Cross



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Training provider



Michaela Tandy

01752 202269

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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