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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Leigham Primary School and Nursery

Leigham Primary School are seeking to appoint a positive and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant Apprentice to support the learning of an Early Years class. Leigham aim to provide pupils with a safe, caring environment in which they can learn and develop purposefully.

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Closing date: 10 Feb 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, exact hours to be confirmed at interview stage, between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Total hours per week: 32.50

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work in Early Years and Foundation classes and assist the teacher.

Main duties for this role will include:

Assisting with day-to-day tasks as directed
Delivering intervention programmes for individual children or small groups
Setting up and clearing away any activities, including snacks, planned for the children 
The successful candidate will also:

Be able to show initiative 
Have an understanding of safeguarding and be willing to undertake a DBS enhanced disclosure check
Maintain positive relationships with children and parents at all time
Have a willingness to learn
Demonstrate the ability to develop exemplary professional, creative and personal qualities expected of teaching assistants including punctuality and reliability 
Have the ability to maintain confidentiality

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

On our 15-18-month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
End-Point Assessment (EPA)
You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

Training will take place one day a month at Home Park.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Training provider
Plymouth Argyle Community Trust Home Park, Outland Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DQ.




What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be the potential for full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.

There will also be support given if the successful candidate wanted to progress onto University or gain a full time T.A role after completing the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Requirements and prospects Desired skills Willingness to learn Great communication skills Ability to establish good working relationships with children, parents and staff Personal qualities Dedication Honesty Punctual Professional Confidential

About the employer

Leigham Primary School is a community school that welcomes the involvement of parents and friends in its activities. We aim to provide pupils with a safe, caring environment in which they can learn and develop purposefully. Our aim is for them to grow into independent, caring, thinking people.


Leigham Primary School and Nursery


Leigham Primary School

Cockington Close



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Training provider



Tim Scott-Lloyd

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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