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Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship NORTH TYNESIDE LEARNING TRUST

Benton Dene is offering those with a passion for education and children's learning to join their team. The learner will be expected to support our Network Manager and offer first line support within our busy school setting and assist various technical problems, as well as offer support to pupils in lessons as directed of teaching staff.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 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

    Monday to Friday with 35 hours being the typical working week.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Support for Pupils:

Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model, and being aware of, and responding appropriately to, individual needs.
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
Encourage pupils to act independently, as appropriate.
Support pupils with technical troubleshooting queries.

Support for the Teachers:

Daily set up of IT equipment in the computer suite.
Help to prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear up afterwards.
Be aware of pupil problems and report to the teachers, if instructed.
Undertake pupil record keeping if requested.
Provide clerical/admin support e g photocopying, typing, filing, etc.

Support for the Curriculum:

Ensure all IT equipment is running as expected to support with teaching and learning.
Support pupils in using basic ICT, as directed.
Support pupils to understand instructions.
Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies, as directed by the teacher.
Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use

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

The learner will be trained on site by the employer and will gain experience with helping the children as well as the fellow staff members. Upon completion the learner will receive an A level equivalent level 3 qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

High chance of a full time role available upon completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Benton Dene Primary School is a large, outstanding ‘National Support School’ which shares an inclusive building with Benton Dene Special School in an innovative and heavily resourced educational setting. Benton Dene Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.




Hailsham Avenue

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tyne and Wear

NE12 8FD

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Training provider



Ellie Filer



Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023