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Teaching Assistant Additional Learning Support Team Apprentice West Nottinghamshire College

An exciting opportunity to step into a teaching assistant role where you can make a difference to the learning experience of students with additional learning needs.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The Company operates a Scottish Widows Group Personal Pension Plan.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To offer additional learning support to learners, enabling access and inclusion
  • To support the learner in the development of study skills (such as the library, access to web-sites etc.) in order that the learner is not disadvantaged in the preparation and completion of coursework / assignments
  • To provide personal care support including assisting individuals to gain access to and travel around College, assisting in moving and handling for toileting purposes and lunchtime support
  • To offer support for individuals in managing their medical needs i.e. epilepsy, under the guidance of the Co-ordinator
  • Adhere to college policies and procedures at all times, raising any issues or concerns
  • To work in a discreet and confidential manner at all times, respecting the privacy and dignity of learners, parents and carers
  • To keep thorough and accurate records of all personal care and medical support activities, ensuring that this is available to relevant staff, parents/carers and learners on request

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme is delivered via a 12 week evening session to cover the knowledge element of this apprenticeship. Your attendance is required at our Derby Road Campus, NG18.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The college is committed to providing further training at higher levels in the future to support your career development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Understanding of Safeguarding, Ability to meet deadlines


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

About the employer

Vision West Nottinghamshire College is widely regarded as one of the largest colleges in the country, offering a wide range of curriculum to meet both the needs of individuals and employers locally, regionally and nationally. The college also owns a number of subsidiary companies that are engaged with the provision of training as well as the development of commercial software products.


West Nottinghamshire College


Derby Road



NG18 5BH

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Training provider



Karen Millward

01623 900632

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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