Teaching Assistant SEN Apprenticeship Birchfield Community Primary School

Are you passionate about working within Early Years Education? A good team player, enthusiastic and able to communicate effectively with children? We are looking for a TA SEN Apprentice to work 1-1 with children. We are an ever-improving school with huge ambitions, wonderful pupils, a dedicated team of staff and supportive parents and Governors.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 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. Term Time only (includes half an hour lunchtime duty per day). Shift times TBC

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting the class teacher and SEN Co-ordinator
  • Working 1-1 with children
  • Assisting in the preparation and maintenance of learning materials and the classroom environment
  • Supervising and monitoring pupils in the playground

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

  • The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance
  • This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Teaching Assistant Level 3 standard
  • On completion the apprentice will receive Teaching Assistant Level 3 qualification
  • Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Teaching Assistant SEN. Possible progression to HLTA.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Enthusiastic


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

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. In some cases, you may be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Birchfield Community Primary School and Pre-school was established in 1974. We are a co-educational school for pupils aged 2 – 11 with 412 pupils in our primary school and over 100 on the roll of our preschools. We work hard to provide a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable range of educational opportunities for all of the children. Our curriculum, based on 2014 National Curriculum, has been designed to be progressive throughout the school, revisiting and building on previous learnt skills in order to prepare for future learning. Our children know and remember more through the subject specific sequence of lessons within topics. We often hold themed days to enrich our curriculum further and parents/carers are welcome to join us for these! There are many other exciting features to our school – from the many After school clubs that we run, our Breakfast and Teatime clubs, our educational visitors, trips and residential school journeys, the array of activities that FoBs (Friends of Birchfield School) put on for us and our links with the local community.


Birchfield Community Primary School


Birchfield Community Primary School

Birchfield Road


BA21 5RL

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Training provider



Wendy Jenkins



Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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