Apprentice Teaching Assistant Chapel Green

Chapel Green are looking for 2 enthusiastic teaching assistant apprentices to join their team. You will be working in an SEN provision to support children with their physical and educational needs. The role includes providing support for pupils, supporting the teacher and providing support for the curriculum.

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Closing date: 24 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay: National Apprentice Salary; £4.81 p/hr – aged under 19 or aged 19 and over and in the first year of their apprenticeship National Minimum Wage - aged 19 or over and have completed their first year of apprenticeship

    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

    Working schedule - 31.5hrs per week term time plus one week CPD Mo/Tues 8:45 – 3:45; Thurs/Fri 8:45 – 3:30; Wed 8:45 – 4:00

    Total hours per week: 31.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Under the direction/instruction of teaching or senior staff: you will be working with individuals or groups to supervise physical/general care of pupils; supporting access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

The role will involve:

  • Providing support for pupils
  • Supporting the teacher
  • Providing support for the curriculum
  • Supporting the provision

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

Successful candidates will be enrolled onto the Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship programme. Over 18 months, they will study health & safety and safeguarding children, understanding how pupils learn and develop, developing strategies to support learning, understanding assessments, supporting behaviour in an educational setting, promoting equality, diversity & inclusion and using technology to support learning.

Apprentices without English and maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of a full-time position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

We are a Complex Needs Provision for 160 pupils with moderate, severe or profound learning difficulties between the ages of 3 to 19. All pupils have different learning needs; they learn best when they are happy and excited about learning. All our pupils have a wide range of special and additional needs; pupils may have moderate to severe learning difficulties or profound and multiple learning needs with significant sensory impairment or medical needs. Our new setting is situated in close proximity to the Old Buckenham Primary and High Schools, with whom we already have very effective working relationships. We use a range of specialist equipment, including a hydrotherapy pool, multi-sensory rooms, specialist hoisting, standing, walking and seating resources and bespoke outdoor play equipment.


Chapel Green


Attleborough Road

Old Buckenham


NR17 1RF

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Training provider



Caitlin Genge

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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