Level 3 Classroom Teaching Assistant Apprentice (with SEND training) - Harris Primary Chafford Harris Federation

Are you looking for a rewarding career in education? If you enjoy working with children and want to gain valuable experience in the classroom, this is a great opportunity. You'll receive sector specialist training, gain insight and experience of working within a school and develop knowledge, skills and behaviours to become a teaching assistant.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary range is between £10,296- £20,319 to align with the National Living Wage (NLW). Uplifts for relevant experience will be discussed at the interview.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Provide teaching support in small groups and, where necessary, be assigned to individual pupils to aid the teacher
  • Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session
  • Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of children, both educationally and socially
  • Keep up-to-date written records for supporting pupils
  • Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem, and improve independent work with children to assist their education and growth
  • Depending on school, there may be a specific focus on certain curriculum areas
  • It is an interesting, varied position that gives you the valuable opportunities of gaining experience in a professional setting working with young people and colleagues
  • You will find out about the teaching paths that are available and the hope is that this apprenticeship will lead you onto your next step on the career ladder

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

Training is provided through a blended programme of practical activity, group training and virtual learning. The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals. 

Training Topics include:

  • Understanding how children learn and develop
  • Using Technology to support learning
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Planning and leading high quality physical activity

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and End Point Assessment, a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Qualification will be achieved.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Safeguarding Level 1
  • Prevent duty
  • Working towards Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate)
  • Opportunities to gain additional coaching qualifications

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Higher education pathway
  • Teaching assistant within a school setting
  • Pathway into teaching
  • Working in a sector that involves initiative, leadership, communication, developing positive relationships
  • 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, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths - English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The apprenticeship is a position that allows the applicant to work with colleagues within a professional setting. It is an invaluable learning opportunity for an existing member of staff who wish to extend their personal continued professional development.

About the employer

We are a 3 form entry primary school from Recpetion to Year 6, which also includes a 52 place Nursery. Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred (HPACH) is a successful academy that was judged outstanding in every category in our October 2018 Ofsted inspection. We are a sister school to Harris Primary Academy Mayflower and Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, along with the other Academies in the Harris Federation. We work very closely together and share the very best practice and leadership knowledge and capacity to make the education we offer outstanding. Our shared belief is that children thrive when they feel consistently happy and safe at school and our commitment to excellence is encapsulated in our vision statement: "Excellence, Every child, Every day."


Harris Federation


Mayflower Road,


RM16 6SA

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Training provider



Adam Baker


01438 791046

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit: www.sportingfuturestraining.co.uk Two options 1. Download application form and send it through to vacancies@sportingfutures.co.uk 2. Apply directly with an expression of interest form via the website Any queries contact: Sporting Futures Training - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today