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Teaching Assistant Apprentice REFOCUS LTD

We are an Alternative Provision that has recently been awarded a “Good” rating from Ofsted. We offer a construction-based curriculum. You will be providing support for students to ensure a pathway to employment. You will also be assisting teachers with applying special educational needs techniques and resources for students.

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Closing date: 07 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Exact hours to be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Providing support for students across multiple settings (classroom, off-site, social time)
  • Assisting teachers with applying special educational needs techniques and resources for students
  • Providing feedback to students regarding performance in different settings
  • Upholding the schools ethos and values at all times
  • Forming encouraging relationships with students and establishing yourself as a positive role model
  • Assisting with set up and invigilation of exams/tests

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required
  • 4 additional day courses with HOET

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To become a full-time Teaching Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Committed, Confidentiality


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

Things to consider

We are a behaviour school that has recently been awarded a “Good” rating from Ofsted. Whilst we pride ourself on the calm and nurturing environment that we have created here, challenging situations will arise. Our team is very supportive and regularly help each other to problem solve and maintain a positive working environment. The ability to problem solve and think on your feet is essential to being successful here at Refocus. The current group of staff are one big family and we would like this ethos to continue. Offer is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

About the employer

Our vision is to provide students with a successful pathway into employment. Every student at ReFocus is a valued individual, our commitment is to nurture and develop students’ social skills; build their self-esteem, and empower them to achieve their full potential. Our aim is for students to successfully complete their education feeling invigorated and READY to continue their employment journey. Refocus offers a trade-based curriculum to teach students the foundations of bricklaying, painting and decorating, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, and mechanics.







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Training provider



Emma Stead

01788 820132

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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