Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Shireland Biomedical UTC- Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust

A fantastic opportunity has become available to join this school as a Learning Support Worker, supporting students in their learning, whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and follow school and Trust policies including the staff code of conduct. You will also complete a level 3 teaching assistant apprenticeship.

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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

    Monday to Friday, hours to be confirmed upon successful appointment Term time only + 3 weeks

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To teach small groups of students supporting their SEN requirements.
  • To tutor individual students.
  • Support students’ learning across the curriculum, tailoring support to match the students’ needs.
  • To promote inclusion and contribute to the successful induction of new students to the Academy.
  • Support students to become independent, co-operative, and collaborative learners.
  • Support students’ access to learning through the effective use of ICT.
  • To track progress of new students through their induction plans to ensure successful integration into the Academy.
  • Contribute to assessing the students’ progress and support them in reviewing their own learning.
  • To contribute to the personal and social education of all students, including the development of students’ self-esteem.
  • To contribute towards assessment records and be accountable for the work undertaken with students.
  • Identify and remove barriers to students learning.
  • To continually develop expertise in the teaching of literacy.
  • Adapt and customise curriculum materials.
  • To keep records of and mark work completed during teaching sessions led by the post holder.
  • To hold parental meetings and update on progress toward individual learning plans.
  • Support teacher planning.
  • Contribute to the management of student’s behaviour and encourage the students to conform to the Academy’s expectations of behaviour.
  • Support students with to access extended school activities.
  • Promote students’ well-being and resilience.
  • Support the transition and transfer of students.
  • Support teachers in the administration of examinations, tests and controlled assessments.
  • Escort and supervise students on educational visits and out of school activities.
  • To provide personal care to students where required.
  • To supervise changing areas as required.
  • To ensure and maintain confidentiality.
  • To act as a positive role model for students.
  • To attend staff meetings as requested.
  • To complete written records of student progress.
  • To support and maintain collaborative, productive working relationships with Academy staff and professionals from outside agencies.
  • To undertake duties to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all students.

The training you will be getting

Teaching assistant level 3 standard apprenticeship

Monthly 1-1 training session in the workplace

Weekly off the job training as instructed by the employer

Functional skills if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The opportunity to gain full time permanent employment and to progress to other roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Desired

Things to consider

DBS required

About the employer

We are an established multi-academy Trust with schools across the Black Country area of the West Midlands. Shireland Collegiate Academy is the founding school of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust. This Academy has a national reputation for innovation, collaboration and inspiring individuals within our care, we aim to maintain this reputation throughout our Trust. Our Commitment We believe in “earned autonomy” for our Academies. With the stronger Academies with a track record of improvement supporting and sharing good practice in our weaker academies to ensure all our academies within our family are at least Good and have a clear process for improving educational outcomes. We believe that every person who passes through our doors deserves the very best that we can offer. We understand that each Academy is unique, but our emphasis and expectations will remain the same. Nothing less than Outstanding is acceptable. We want every single person that comes through the doors of one of our academies to leave having grown as an individual, in terms of their skill set and their respect for others. We hope that everyone will have participated in a “Whole Education” that prepares them both personally and professionally and that they are well-placed for a successful and happy life. Everyone who works with and for the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust does so because they believe in children and want their futures to be happy and successful.


Shireland Biomedical UTC- Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust


Shireland CBSO, Providence Place

West Bromwich

B70 8SZ

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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


Grace Foster


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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