Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprentice Newcastle College

Kickstart a career full of development and progression at Newcastle College today! Newcastle College is now looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join their SEND Central Support Service! The main purpose of the role is to provide 1-2-1, group or whole class support to learners with additional learning needs across all provision including

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

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 08:45am-4:45pm with half an hour for lunch. (Shift patterns may differ to students timetables and may involve some evening classes) Term Time Only

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and facilitate the learning of identified learners with additional support needs including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities.
  • Support learners in all learning environments including travel or external activities.
  • Assist in the preparation, adaptation, maintenance and organisation of learning resources including transcribing notes.
  • Work closely with teaching and support colleagues to ensure learners can fully access the curriculum, using stretch and challenge to facilitate learning.
  • Use agreed systems to complete and maintain accurate records, including delivered support to contribute to service income targets.
  • Regularly review the progress of supported learners against targets including EHCP outcomes where relevant.
  • Provide feedback to learners in relation to progress and achievement in partnership with teaching and learning colleagues.
  • Contribute to the learner’s personal development, encouraging the development of independent learning skills.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of quality assurance and audit procedures.
  • Carry out personal care as required.
  • Attend all meetings/training/Quality days as required.
  • Support a culture which promotes the NCG values.

Standard responsibilities for all positions in NCG:

  • Participate in any colleague review/performance management processes involving the identifying and meeting of training needs for self and others.
  • Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others.
  • Pursue the achievement and integration of equal opportunities throughout all activities.
  • Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post.
  • Comply with all NCG policies and procedures.
  • NCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues to share this commitment.

The training you will be getting

On Point Apprenticeships programmes are delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and virtual methods by our fully qualified and industry experienced apprentice training team. Using their expert knowledge gained from time spent in the industry, weve tailored our programmes to use the most up-to-date tools and technologies so that the skills we create can be used directly in the workplace. As one of our learners, youll benefit from coaching, help and guidance from our dedicated team whose job it is to ensure your success. Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time post for the right candidate. Variety of development opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Number skills, Communication skills, IT skills, Non judgemental


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

About the employer

Newcastle College is based in the heart of Newcastle and is winner of the 2018 Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education.


Newcastle College


Rye Hill Campus


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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Dec 2023