Teaching Assistant Apprentice Northcott School

You will be responsible for assisting the teacher in the classroom and providing a good standard of education for all students. Supporting the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 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 - Friday, 8:45am - 3:45pm

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include but not limited to: 

  • Attends to the pupils’ basic personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters 
  • Supports pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning 
  • Establishes good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs 
  • Promotes the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils 
  • Encourages pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher 
  • Assists pupils during activities i.e., swimming, PE etc 
  • Encourages pupils to act independently as appropriate 


  • Prepares classroom as directed for lessons and clears afterwards and assists with the display of pupil's work 
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed 
  • Supports the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate 
  • Undertakes pupil record keeping as requested 
  • Gathers/report information from/to parents/carers as directed 
  • Provides clerical/admin. support e.g., photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc. 


  • Supports pupils to understand instructions 
  • Supports pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g., literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, as directed by the teacher 
  • Supports pupils in using basic ICT as directed 
  • Prepares and maintains equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assists pupils in their use 


  • It is aware of and complies with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person 
  • It is aware of and supports differences and ensures all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop 
  • Contributes to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school 
  • Appreciates and supports the role of other professionals 
  • Participates in training and other learning activities and performance development as required and attends relevant meetings as required 
  • Assists with the supervision of pupils outside of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes 
  • Accompanies teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required 

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

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths
  • You will be required to attend a half-day session with HBTC where you will work towards any functional skills that you have to take
  • There will also be an end point assessment. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity for you to advance in the workplace or go on to higher education

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

We believe Northcott is not just a building, it is a community. It is a community that welcomes individuality, celebrates success and provides a bespoke learning experience. We believe that our pupils learn best when they are actively involved in their learning; are encouraged to become independent and enabled to grow in confidence. At Northcott we aim to meet all the social and academic needs of our pupils, however complex those needs may be. Our approach to learning is holistic and extends beyond the classroom, providing wrap around care, which teaches life skills and provides the best possible opportunities for our community of pupils to blossom; to grow socially and academically. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of our community.


Northcott School


Dulverton Close




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Training provider



Mackauly Coates


01482 211714

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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