We have an excellent opportunity to join a primary school as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant. Under the supervision of the class teacher, you will undertake a range of directed activities to support the educational and developmental needs of pupils.

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Closing date: 07 Jul 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 8.30am to 3.45pm with a one hour break for lunch between 12noon and 1pm - School Term time only

    Total hours per week: 31.25

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key responsibilities:

  • Helping with schoolwork under the supervision of the teacher
  • Preparing learning materials
  • Encouraging children to be confident and independent
  • Helping children understand instructions
  • Carrying out a child's care plan (education, social, behaviour and personal)
  • Encouraging children to communicate
  • Giving information and help to teachers
  • Supporting children during social activities and outings
  • Helping children during therapy sessions
  • Recognising when children are upset and comforting them
  • Looking after children's physical needs
  • Keeping accurate records

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

The Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship standard consists of:

  • Functional Skills maths and English (if required)
  • Technical competencies
  • Technical knowledge and understanding
  • Underpinning skills, attitudes and behaviours
  • End point assessment

You will learn through a mainly work based route. Your Diploma will be delivered within the workplace with fortnightly sessions at the training provider premises.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will complete an endpoint assessment (EPA) which consists of a practical observation, Q&A and a Professional Discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progression into a full-time position and wage increase as well as further training within a supportive environment on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 to 9 (A* to C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 to 9 (A* to C)) Essential

Things to consider

This is a school whose students come from varied backgrounds. Therefore, it is imperative you understand the level of confidentiality required whilst in the post and the strict boundaries that are in place. The successful candidate will need to confident and assertive to follow the behaviour policy.

About the employer

As an apprentice, South West Apprenticeship Company Limited, the Flexi Job Agency (FJA) will employ the successful candidate on behalf of this employer.  99% of our apprentices gain full-time employment with their host organisation after completing their apprenticeship or they have progressed onto higher qualifications. The experience and knowledge you gain, plus the relationships you develop, make it easier to progress quickly.




Salway Ash




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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