Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (Newton Abbot) PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY TRUST
Argyle Community Trust (Newton Abbot) are looking for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant who would enjoy helping others to achieve, experience success and fulfil their potential. The role will involve supporting young people and adults to gain employment, through a range of bespoke education and work experience-based programme.
Closing date: 10 Oct 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
20 Oct 2023
22 Aug 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Argyle Community Trust are looking for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant who would enjoy helping others to achieve, experience success and fulfil their potential. The apprentice should be willing to develop an understanding of the obstacles and challenges that some people face in gaining employment and develop strategies on how to motivate, build confidence and raise the self-esteem of young people. The ability to engage with and relate to people who have experienced difficulties in gaining employment is crucial.
The position will be based across multiple delivery sites within Newton Abbot with some of the administrative role completed in the offices at one of our delivery hubs. The role of Apprentice Teaching Assistant will be to assist in the delivery vocational qualifications and a work-readiness programme for a range of young people and adults with varying needs and backgrounds, this may also include working with our Post 16 delivery team, assisting with delivery on the BTEC Sport programme. The apprentice teaching assistant will assist with a variety of 12-week employability and mentoring programmes as well as contributing to our Traineeship courses; they will also play a part in developing our secondary school provision
The apprentice will join the Education and Employment Team and assist with recruiting, teaching and supporting local people to learn new skills and gain accredited qualifications. They will also help with a bespoke mentoring programme that meets the needs of each individual. The role involves working with learners in a group and/or one-to-one, delivering all aspects of the qualifications in a variety of subjects and levels. Reporting to the Head of Education and Employability, the post holder will inspire and play their part in ensuring that every person who undertakes an educational journey with the Trust has the opportunity to achieve.
As a registered charity, the Community Trust works, in close conjunction with Plymouth Argyle Football Club and with many people across several sectors where sport has proven to be the ideal tool for creating lasting engagement with a diverse range of individuals.
- With support, plan and deliver interesting and engaging sessions.
Support learners in completing portfolios of work which enable successful completion of qualifications and the overall course.
- Assist the teaching of groups and individual learners from a range of backgrounds and abilities, including those from SEND and BAME backgrounds.
- Mark work, giving appropriate feedback and maintaining records of learners’ progress and development.
- To record all learner evidence in line with Trust and awarding body requirements.
- With guidance carrying out a mentoring role as a personal tutor to learners.
- Plan additional support for learners as necessary through a range of one-to-one reviews.
- Have the knowledge and ability to support learners once they have completed their programme, to progress into employment/education for a period of time.
- Represent the Community Trust at recruitment events, taster days, open days and outreach careers or education promotional events to support and achieve pre-agreed KPIs.
- Interview potential learners and conduct diagnostic assessments as necessary.
- Manage learner engagement according to ACT Code of Conduct and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of unacceptable conduct.
- To develop an understanding of the learning needs of students and use this knowledge to support them to become independent learners in the classroom.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Teaching assistant Level 3 (A level)
- Attending sessions at Plymouth Argyle monthly
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- There may be the potential for full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9(A*-C)) Essential
About the employer
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY TRUST
Level 3 (A level)
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