Apprentice Teaching Assistant, working with students aged 16- 24 years on a Study Programme. WEST BERKSHIRE TRAINING CONSORTIUM

WBTC are a training provider, as well as offering apprenticeships we run a Study Programme for Students aged 16 - 24, who are looking for support in progressing to their next steps. As an apprentice Teaching Assistant, you would support the small classes covering a varied curriculum including Functional Skills maths and English and Work Skills.

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Closing date: 16 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – 9.00am -4.00pm (1 hr lunch) Wednesday - 10.30am -3.00pm (1 hr lunch) Thursday - 9.00am-12.00 Friday - 9.00am -12.00

    Total hours per week: 19.0

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To support tutors with classroom delivery as required, engaging with learners who need support in a classroom setting or 121
  • Reinforce lessons presented by the classroom teacher by reviewing material with students individually or in groups
  • Provide additional learning support to learners where identified
  • Develop learning programmes for individual needs and adapt appropriate materials accordingly
  • Deliver customised learning activities to learners either individually or in groups
  • Monitor and support the social and emotional needs of learners appropriately
  • Assist with the development of lesson plans and learning materials to meet curriculum requirements and individual learner needs
  • Manage allocated learners and complete all necessary paperwork including tracking progress made and feeding this into the overall monitoring system.
  • Liaise with relevant Colleagues to ensure all are kept informed of learner progress.
  • Contribute to the development of the programme curriculum where applicable to ensure it satisfies the needs of individual learners and meets the programme requirements
  • Help tutors prepare for lessons by getting materials ready, setting up equipment and arranging the classroom environment
  • Assist the tutor in directly observing and recording behaviour
  • Help maintain order in the classroom by ensuring students adhere to the behaviour code of conduct
  • Maintain the learning environment in an organised and orderly manner to ensure an optimal learning experience
  • Create displays of the learners’ work and other classroom displays
  • Assist with other programmes as directed by the Executive Leadership Team

The training you will be getting

The Apprentice will work towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard. This will be one day a month group remote training that is tutor led, and a 1-1 monthly training review.

Functional skills maths and English are delivered at our training centre in Newbury, weekly if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

WBTC encourage on-going training and development. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Confidentiality, Professional


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

Please note, WBTC are a training provider and not a school - therefore this is NOT a suitable role for someone who is looking for school hours, term time only. We work over the school holidays, unless you have booked leave.

About the employer

Since 1983 West Berkshire Training Consortium has been providing high-quality apprenticeships and training to organisations and young people across West Berkshire and beyond. We have trained over 15,000 apprentices in a wide range of occupations from accounting to warehousing. Learners and employers benefit from our personable, tailored approach and one-to-one support, resulting in high achievement and progression rates.







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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


Rachel Eaves

07922 426414

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

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

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