Learning Support Assistant Apprentice CHURCHDOWN SCHOOL ACADEMY

Applications are sought from enthusiastic, caring and dedicated individuals committed to helping young people of all abilities to aim high and reach their full potential. You will be helping teachers by supervising activities and working with children on an individual, small-group or whole-class basis.

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Closing date: 08 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    32.5hrs Monday to Friday / Hours to be discussed at interview, attend college 1 day per week.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Will support students in all areas of the school curriculum with all aspects of their learning, as well as providing opportunities for them to develop their social skills and emotional well-being.
  • Supporting a wide range of students in the classroom, including those with physical disabilities and autism.
  • Mentoring individual students
  • Assisting in the delivery of specific programmes to small groups of students with learning difficulties
  • Planning individualised strategies for students with specific needs Assisting with the planning and running of break and lunchtime clubs

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

As the successful apprentice you will undertake an Apprenticeship in Level 3 to include assessment in Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours of a Teaching Assistant apprenticeship, Functional Skills in maths and English and completion of your End Point Assessment. During your time on the apprenticeship programme, you will also be expected to complete and document 20% off-job-training. 

The apprenticeship will be delivered by South Gloucestershire & Stroud College over 18 Months. 

You will be required to attend Stroud Campus on day release for your studies and an assessor will visit you out on site.  You will be assigned a supervisor/mentor within the workplace, who will support you to develop your workplace skills, knowledge and behaviours throughout the duration of your apprenticeship programme. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full time employment upon completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grades A*-C or 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Having the right attitude, work ethic and commitment to your education as well as your employment are essential requirements to this role.

About the employer

We are a stand-alone academy, 11-18 mixed comprehensive with around 1420 students. The school is well-respected in both a local and regional context, achieving strong results for students across the full ability range. The school has strong links with its local primary schools which results in a carefully planned curriculum from Year 7 – 13. The sixth form grows year on year and students are successful in realising their ambitions for further study or careers.








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Training provider



Kirsten Toghill



Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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