Apprentice Learning Support Assistant Nottingham College

Nottingham College are offering an amazing opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant to join their very experienced team. You will be working from Basford Hall Campus NG8 6AQ and also from Arthur Mee campus in Stapleford NG9 8GA. Duties include: providing classroom support and some administration duties, and planning and delivering small group tutoring or catch-up programmes.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 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

    Term time only Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties and Responsibilities that you will trained to carry out:-

Classroom Support:

  • Plan and deliver small group tutoring or catch-up programmes
  • Plan and deliver one-to-one tutoring or catch-up-programmes
    Assist classroom teachers in their work in ensuring that students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities make good progress and participate in lessons
  • Encouraging acceptance and inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and promoting individual students’ self esteem
  • Act as a Key Worker for some students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by retaining an oversight of their progress and participation and communicating with parents / carers
  • To undertake break time and lunchtime duties as directed.
  • Be aware of confidential issues linked to home/ student/ teacher/ school work and to keep confidences as appropriate
  • Act as a reader/ scribe in examinations for any student with access requirements.
  • To provide intimate/personal care for students if required – training will be provided.


  • Work with the Senior Teaching Assistant and subject teachers to ensure that teaching and resources are differentiated – helping prepare resources as necessary
  • Observe, record and feedback information on student performance
  • Act in line with the Academy’s policies and procedures.
  • Assist teaching staff in the smooth transition between educational phases.


  • Attendance at staff meetings and INSET activities where relevant.
  • Provide pastoral care to students through the House Pastoral Tutor system as a form tutor / co-tutor
  • To uphold and actively support the Academy’s policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities/grade of the post as defined, subject to the provision that normally any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the job description in specific terms
  • Manual handling if required – training will be provided.

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

Teaching Assistant Standard Level 3 -

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English OR Maths if not exempt
  • End point assessment as part of the programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential of ongoing employment as a qualified teaching assistant upon successful completion of the apprenticeship- provided there is a vacancy available at that time.
  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4 or C or Level 2 pass) Desired

Things to consider

Please also note that you will be required to work from our Arthur Mee campus in Stapleford NG9 8GA so be able to travel to that location as well as Basford Hall campus NG8 6AQ within a reasonable time. Although we ask a question further down about how you will travel to the employers address - please note there is no requirement to hold a driving licence and have your own vehicle for this apprenticeship.

About the employer

Nottingham College offers a comprehensive range of further and higher education courses and training opportunities for business and industry.


Nottingham College


664 Nuthall Road



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Training provider



Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

0115 9457260

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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