Level 3 PE Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Verulam School Verulam School

Working in a school as a PE Teaching Assistant Apprentice your role will involve supporting the class teacher during lessons, assisting the teacher in maintaining a purposeful, supportive learning environment and assist with the delivery of extra curriculum/lunchtime activities. Within this apprenticeship there will be additional training in PE.

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

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Closing date: 06 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National minimum apprenticeship wage from April 1st 2024. Uplifts to wage to be discussed at interview for relevant experience

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed. Wage to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting teachers and students during practical work, to include setting up demonstrations and equipment, providing guidance to pupils in the development of their tasks, including the safe operation and demonstration of equipment
  • To assist with overseeing the work of small groups of students engaged in practical tasks, as requested by the PE coordinator/lead and under the supervision of the classroom teacher
  • Day-to-day support of lessons including preparing equipment, materials and teaching aids
  • Tidying and cleaning after use if required owing to relevant COVID situation
  • To support with efficient organisation of the work and storage areas and to ensure the cleanliness, safety and security of these areas at all times
  • To assist with the delivery of extra curriculum/lunchtime activities
  • Supporting with classroom activities in the morning

Where appropriate for the above activities support staff with:

  • Preparation of equipment, materials and rooms: setting out of equipment, organising team kits and transport for fixtures and curriculum activities
  • Working as a team member within your school and gaining invaluable experience

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Apprenticeship Standard (A level) 
  • Depending on area, you will be assigned a tutor and training will be blended - involving both virtual and face to face
  • Training will be weekly and off the job training hours will be logged
  • You will be working with an E-portfolio (BUD System) and alongside your tutor you will be assigned a mentor from within your workplace
  • Following a successful Gateway meeting you will move forwards for an End Point Assessment - Upon successful completion of the EPA you will achieve a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
  • Functional skills if required
  • Your tutor will visit for observations in the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Level 4 Sports coach in a school setting
  • Higher education pathway
  • Teaching assistant
  • Pathway into teaching

Working in a sector that involves, initiative, leadership, communication, developing positive relationships.

Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths - English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The role will be a position that allows the applicant to work with colleagues within a professional setting.

About the employer

It is a great honour to welcome you to Verulam School. As a smaller than average secondary school, we provide a close, family atmosphere that allows students to gain confidence and forge new friendships quickly. In addition, we are able to ensure that all of our students are known, feel valued and are supported. A child’s time at school leaves a significant impression on them, shaping the adult that they later become. This is a responsibility that we take seriously at Verulam. Verulam students typically arrive with a sharp mind, ambition and intellectual curiosity, which is complemented by our carefully planned curriculum and co-curricular offer. Academic success is incredibly important to us. Our success in GCSE, A’ Level and vocational courses speak for themselves. Alongside this, we firmly believe that the development of the whole person is vital in order to not only survive in the modern world, but also thrive. A Verulam education is like no other, and your child’s time at the school will help them to reach their potential, be compassionate, a creative thinker and someone who embraces diversity and challenge. We nurture a number of positive moral attributes, that are underpinned by our core values of Excellence, Character and Respect. Our school motto ‘Faire Mon Devoir’ translates from French to “Do my duty.” Part of the Verulam experience sees our students encouraged and supported to fulfil their duty or obligation to be true to themselves, to love themselves, make positive contributions, to learn and grow, be happy and grateful and to contribute to something bigger than themselves. Though steeped in a positive culture and tradition, we are also a modern, diverse, and forward-thinking all boys’ school. One of the most striking features of Verulam is the diversity of students and staff, of different backgrounds, temperaments, opinions and interests, each of which has their place here. As I hope you will discover for yourself, Verulam enthusiastically embraces innovation and new opportunities when we feel that it will enhance the educational experience of our students. Julie Richardson, Headteacher


Verulam School


Brampton Road

St Albans



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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


Adam Baker


01438 791068

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

Please visit: www.sportingfuturestraining.co.uk Download application form and send it through to vacancies@sportingfutures.co.uk Sporting Futures Training - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

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

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Closing date: 06 May 2024