Apprentice Learning Support Assistant Elements Primary School

A rewarding opportunity to train as a teaching assistant and to work under the direct instruction of well experienced teaching/senior staff. Supporting the children/young people of the school by providing exciting lessons so they make the best progress they can, but also providing guidance and support so they can develop.

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Closing date: 23 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 - Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm or 9.30am - 5.30pm. Friday: 8.30am - 4.00pm or 9.30am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher
  • To support access learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom
  • Provide general support to staff and pupils, including preparation and routine maintenance of resources/equipment
  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid, and welfare matters
  • To supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils' work
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested and other basic record keeping
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate
  • Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting/recording money etc
  • Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed.
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The Level 3 Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with the workplace; you will be expected to attend college 1 day a month, where you will gain knowledge and understanding of the working within the early years sector
  • You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor
  • An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning journey

End point assessment:

  • Multiple choice exam
  • Professional discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be quailfied as an Teaching Assistant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

You will be expected to be flexible with the working hours to ensure ratios are maintained. During the year you will be expected to participate in additional events out of the normal working hours, for example, parent’s evening and Open days. There is a degree of lifting and carrying that you will need to be able to carry out. There is a requirement to submit to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau background check.

About the employer

Here at Elements, we are committed to providing the best educational experience for all of our pupils. We believe we are enabling ‘World Changers’ who will create and lead the future. This means providing exciting lessons so they make the best progress they can, but also providing guidance and support so they can develop as happy, well-balanced individuals who can make the right decisions for themselves.


Elements Primary School


Elements Primary School

Acre Road


LS10 4WR

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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