Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Linwood School (Springwood Campus) Linwood School (Woodford's Campus)

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join the Springwood Campus at Linwood School. The Apprentice will provide 1 to 1 and group support to the students, assist the teacher and complete the Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification

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Closing date: 27 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pro-rata £14,979 - £15,252 per annum

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.45am - 3.30pm, 39 weeks per year

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

What you will do in your working day

Due to the special educational needs of our students this role can be challenging and sometimes physically demanding, however the work is also very rewarding.  Resilience is a key personal quality for the role as is the ability to communicate effectively using a range of tools. As a Teaching Assistant at Springwood Campus your main responsibilities would include, but are not limited to, the following:


Key responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to students to facilitate their academic and social progress under the direction of the class Teacher.
  • Create a structured and nurturing environment that promotes student engagement.
  • Assist and encourage students to remain on task.
  • Offer emotional support, utilising positive behavior reinforcement techniques via trauma informed approach.
  • Provide personal care for pupils and appropriate medical treatment following individual care plans.
  • Ensure that students records are kept up to date and in line with current guidance, under the direction of the class Teacher.

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification across a total duration of 16 months!
  • Training provider: LMP Group (Rated 3rd best apprenticeship training provider across the UK)!
  • All online/remote learning, no classroom or college day release
  • An allocated tutor will support you throughout the apprenticeship!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full time role 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Springwood Campus is part of Linwood School which is an ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted January 2018) multi-campus, day special school for children and young people aged 4 – 19. Springwood Campus is an autism specific day provision, therefore all of our students have a diagnosis of Autism and complex needs, as well as moderate to severe learning difficulties.


Linwood School (Woodford's Campus)


Andrews Close


BH11 8HB

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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

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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