Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Progress Schools (Gorton, Manchester) PROGRESS SCHOOLS LIMITED

As an apprentice Teaching Assistant (TA) in a specialist alternative provision education setting you will develop a range of skills in a role which can be an extremely rewarding way to begin a career in the education sector. You will receive a highly competitive salary and 1-1 support from our tutor both face to face and using our online platform.

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Closing date: 22 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pension. Death in service insurance. Maternity/Paternity Leave – After required length of service Access to Medicash, including assistance with medical costs amounting to £900 per year. Discounts in retailers, restaurants and even a fuel card.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will support teachers across a range of classroom activities.
  • You will support students in 1:1, whole class support or outside the class capacity.
  • You will give positive encouragement and feedback to ensure pupils are reaching their full potential.

The training you will be getting

  • You will complete the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard, learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to develop into a confident Teaching Assistant.
  • You will attend weekly 1-1 online teaching and learning sessions, 1-1s and attend regular progress reviews with your tutor and employer. These will be within your working hours.
  • You will be supported in work by a dedicated mentor.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Teaching Assistants may progress into Learning Mentor roles, other social care routes, or Teaching careers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Progress Schools is a nationally based, alternative education provider with independent secondary schools located throughout England. We provide high-quality, supportive, and inspirational teaching to 11 – 16-year-olds at Key Stage 3 and 4. Our bespoke approach ensures positive progression either back into mainstream education, or into the world of further education, work-based learning, or employment when leaving us in Year 11.




1 Queens Avenue


M12 5PX


Hannah Gaskell



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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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