Apprentice Early Years Teaching Assistant KENT COLLEGE, CANTERBURY

You will be supporting the Class Teacher with a variety of day to day tasks, from planning and implementing activities, to general administration. You will be based predominantly in Early Years and be studying the Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard working with children aged 3 to 5 years old.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 10 Dec 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

    32 hours per week, term-time only (35 weeks per year)

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting and assisting 3-5 year old pupils with all areas of the curriculum.
  • Maintain records indicating progress made by pupils and any problems that may have arisen.
  •  Liaise with the class teacher and provide support as required in planning, objective setting, assessment method and feedback on observations made.
  •  Supervise the setting out and clearing up of materials at the beginning and end of an activity, encouraging children to follow the classroom procedures when required.
  • Putting up display material as directed.
  •  Assist the class teacher in the implementation of suitable programmes and provide support for pupils with specific requirements
  • Motivating and encouraging pupils
  • Helping pupils to concentrate and finish work 
  •  Understand and comply with policies and procedures 

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will be studying towards the Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

You will be required to attend online workshops, once a month in the workplace.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The possibility of securing a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Please be aware this vacancy is Term Time Only.

About the employer

Kent College is a co-educational school with a Methodist foundation. The school is located in Canterbury, just one hour from the centre of London by train. The thriving Junior School has c200 pupils in total. All children benefit from our accelerated learning programme where they are taught numeracy and literacy in groups that are ability based rather than age based. All children receive a wide and varied range of opportunities that will allow them to enjoy a variety of activities and wherever appropriate strive for excellence.




Kent College Junior School

Church Hill



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience



Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.