Teaching Assistant Apprentice St Patrick's Catholic Voluntary Academy

St.Patrick's is keen to offer the opportunity to someone who would like to develop a career either as a teaching assistant or a teacher within their primary school. On a day to day basis you will support a class teacher to enhance the learning of all pupils.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is offered on a term time only basis. This means you will only work 39 weeks each year but your pay will be paid in 12 even monthly payments. Your actual annual pay will be £7,619.04

  • Working week

    working Monday to Friday 8:30 - 3:45 term time only

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will be mentored by a qualified teacher within key stage 1 or 2, to enable you to achieve your level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship.
  • You will work within years 1-6 to support teaching and ensure the pupils are supported to achieve.
  • You will lead activities with individuals and groups of pupils to facilitate their physical, emotional and cognitive development.
  • This position is term time only and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

This may include
* Supporting students to accomplish their daily goals in a variety of subjects.

* Working with teachers to understand and support assessment.

* Develop effective and informed practice safeguarding practices.

* Promote the health, safety and welfare of children.

* Develop strategies for support.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard.

This programme is delivered via a 12 week evening session to cover the knowledge element of this apprenticeship. your attendance is required at our Derby Road Campus, NG18.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion, there will be further opportunities to develop your career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential

About the employer

St. Patrick's is a voluntary academy which is part of Our Lady of Lourdes Trust. It is a good school that has approx 250 children between the ages of 3 and 11 on its register. The school's mission statement is "belonging, sharing and caring" which ensures the children are happy learners and confident in expressing their faith. The school values the contribution apprentices make and are excited to offer this opportunity as a teaching assistant.


St Patrick's Catholic Voluntary Academy


Lingforest Road


NG18 3NJ

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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


Leoni Nath


01623 900469

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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