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Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant (in Physical Education) The Priory Pembroke Academy

We are looking to recruit a passionate and enthusiastic Level 3 Apprentice to join our sports faculty. During your apprenticeship, you will develop your skills in supporting the class teacher with either group or individual students, in particular in the PE department.

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

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Closing date: 17 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, typically working hours bet ween 8.30 and 4.30 pm. Working 37 contracted hours per week over 39 working weeks per year. A degree of flexibility will be required to support extra-curricular activities & sports fixtures as required.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To be a physical activity role model for students in the academy.
  • To support teachers whilst they deliver PE lessons.
  • To lead and support physical activities and sport activities in the extra-curricular programme including breakfast clubs, lunchtimes and after the academy day.
  • To support the Director of Sport and Vocational Health & Education with day to day management tasks. e.g. administrative, noticeboards, equipment, management of teams at competitions on and off the school site.
  • To lead and support other physical activity projects (as identified by the academy) to encourage more children to be physically active. e.g. delivery of targeted activities, developing young people as leaders, developing school to community links, personal challenge activities, organise & deliver lunchtime activities, youth sports forums.
  • To provide other support in classroom settings as determined by the Academy

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

  • To train for Level 3 Teaching Assistant standard and work with the Priory Apprenticeships to support coursework assignments and observations, ensuring that all deadlines are met
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship training can be found on the below link:
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Teaching Assistant workshops located in Lincoln, typically held once a month

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The Priory Pembroke Academy is a member of The Priory Federation of Academies Trust, an established and supportive MAT. Our scale allows both flexibility and creativity in terms of career development, with permanent and secondment opportunities across our academies allowing exciting career pathways.  We are determined in our mission to improve the life chances of our students and we are equally committed to the wellbeing and development of our staff. All our support staff benefit from annual appraisals, access to CPD opportunities, our Trust Employee Benefits Programme and excellent support from our HR team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

GCSE Maths and English Grade C and above, or equivalent are required for this role. However, applications will be considered for this position from candidates who do not hold these qualifications as Functional Skills training will be given to the successful applicant. Good interpersonal skills are vital, with a desire to develop techniques to motivate and support young people. A visit to the academy would be warmly welcomed. Please feel free to make an appointment by contacting the Academy on 01522 751040 or e-mailing

About the employer

Pembroke is at an exciting junction. In September we had a full cohort of Yr7s arrive. The school has grown from 160 to 540 pupils in 5 years and was recently graded “good” by Ofsted. We are looking to add more people to our community. Do you want to join a team who are proud of their school and work in a vibrant and supportive culture? This is an exciting time to join us! If you have limited experience, don’t worry as we can show you the way. We are looking for hardworking individuals who want the best for every child, and persons who will live and breathe our motto – “Achieving Together”.


The Priory Pembroke Academy


The Priory Pembroke Academy

Croft Lane

Cherry Willingham


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Training provider



Philippa Slack

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please select 'Apply online' to begin your application. Please note CV's are not accepted.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Feb 2023