Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice Burnley High School

Under direction, to support the classroom teacher by providing supervision and care of pupils, including those with special needs and aiding in the preparation of resources and classroom organisation.

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Closing date: 14 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

    The working week is 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday with an hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 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

At Burnley High School, everyone is committed to providing the best education and opportunities for their students. Every student at Burnley High School is encouraged to have aspirational and ambitious goals and everybody is responsible for creating a culture of academic excellence. Their vision as a school is to tackle social disadvantage through high expectations and an ambitious curriculum. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join the team at Burnley High.

The main duties of the role include:

  • To work under the direct instruction of teaching / senior staff, within the classroom with the teacher, supporting access to learning for pupils and providing general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom
  • To support pupils to overcome barriers to learning, promoting the inclusion of all pupils by developing their communication skills, supporting them to manage their behaviour, developing independence and social skills and to take responsibility for monitoring / reporting on the impact of classroom-based interventions
  • To provide teacher support, supervision, guidance and learning opportunities in all non-lesson-based activities as designated by the class teacher

Candidates are expected to possess:

  • GCSE or Equivalent qualification in English and mathematics at level 5-9
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Experience of working with or caring for children of relevant age

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will achieve:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Training will take place at Blackburn College one day a week.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential employment with the school for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Time Management


GCSE or equivalent English & Mathematics (Grade A*-B/5-9) Essential

Things to consider

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled, we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

About the employer

Welcome to Burnley High School, a secondary school based in West Burnley. We are a caring school with high academic expectations and excellent pastoral care underpinned by a very strong ethos of FAMILY. Working together with the Education Partnership Trust, we provide a curriculum that is both creative, challenging and innovative as we are dedicated to enabling our students to become global citizens who leave our school well-prepared for the working world into which they will enter.


Burnley High School


Burnley High School

Byron Street


BB12 6NX

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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


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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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