Level 3 Apprentice SEN Learning Support Assistant @ Delves Infant School Walsall Council

If you have the capacity, drive, passion and energy to succeed, are committed to helping and supporting pupils from all backgrounds are a positive role model are willing to learn, have patience and a good sense of humour, we would like to meet you! We are seeking to appoint a kind, caring, flexible and hardworking person to join our dedicated team.

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

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    If aged 19 or over AFTER completing their first year the NMW per age rates apply. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that is part of their Apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    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

    This post will be Monday to Friday, term time only plus 5 training days, from 8.30am - 3.20pm each day (30 hours each week). The Apprenticeship period will be 24 months.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include amongst others:

  • Implementing teachers' plans and annotating these to evaluate the impact of the support and progress of the child(ren)
  • Working 1:1 supporting all relevant lessons
  • Guiding small groups of learners
  • Supporting children at play and lunchtimes
  • Supporting class educational visits
  • Attending staff meetings

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprenticeship will work towards a Teaching Assistant level 3 Apprenticeship Standard this will include 20% off the job training which could take place at a local Walsall training centre and is included in working hours
  • Applicants may also need to work towards Functional Skills in English and maths

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • As part of the Endless Possibilities programme you will be given information, advice and guidance on our progression pathways
  • This is a fixed term contract but we have a high retention rate for our Apprentices who usually progress into full-time employment or the next level of the Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Resilience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grace C or equivalent/4 to 9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grace C or equivalent/4 to 9) Desired
Other Teaching Assistant Qualification or Experience (Grade level 2 or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

School life is extremely busy and you will be active all day! You will need to be Resilient and able to multi-task and enjoy working with children of all ages and caring for their needs. It is desirable that you are already Level 2 qualified and you have a real drive for wanting all children to achieve their very best.

About the employer

Walsall is an industrial town within the West Midlands. Walsall Council is the single largest employer in the Borough with over 7,500 employees in a variety of occupations providing a comprehensive range of services. We want to attract the best talent available through our Endless Possibilities Apprenticeship Programme.


Walsall Council


Delves Infant and Nursery School

Botany Road




Helena Baxter


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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

How to apply: Please note we are unable to accept CVs Application forms are available via email Contact: Ruth Green-Morris, School Business Manager, Delves Infant School, Botany Road, Walsall, WS5 4PU. Email the school via postbox@delvesinfantschool.co.uk

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Dec 2023