Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Millstead School

An exciting opportunity exists to join our outstanding school (Ofsted January 2024). The position offers an exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to be part of our team whilst studying for an NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

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 - Friday, 8.45am - 3.30pm (every other Monday until 5 pm), 32 hours per week in school term time plus additional training days within the school holidays with an apprenticeship learning provider.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

Support for Pupils:

  • Be resilient, positive and have good communication skills
  • Show an interest in pupils and support them to become independent *assist pupils with physical needs and personal care
  • Be willing to undertake additional training to meet individual pupils
  • Support pupils in new or challenging situations
  • Carry out physical intervention and/or restraint when necessary in accordance with the school’s positive management policy
  • Support pupils in maintaining good standards of health & hygiene
  • Be able to respond to any difficulties quickly and effectively
  • Be able to assist with break and lunchtime supervision including facilitating games and activities

Support for Teachers:

  • Understand classroom roles and responsibilities Application *be able to set up ICT resources for classroom Application
  • Have knowledge of and compliance with the school’s Health & Safety and Child Protection Policy, record keeping system, policies and procedures
  • Understand and comply with the requirements regarding confidentiality *be able to supervise and assist pupils in their learning, ensuring that all pupils are included
  • Understand and employ agreed strategies to manage pupil behaviour *be able to select, prepare and set out learning resources
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Be willing to attend training courses to develop professionally.

Support for the curriculm:

  • Be able to provide feedback to teachers on pupil progress and achievements
  • Be able to support the use of ICT in the curriculum
  • Understand how to support the children’s learning through play
  • Be willing to escort and supervise pupils on educational visits and out of school activities
  • Understand and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils

The training you will be getting

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will achieve the following:

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable) 

The apprenticeship will be delivered via teams meetings every 4-6 weeks and observations in the workplace alongside your job role.

There is no day release required for this training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once you have completed the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity for you to progress to employment as a Teaching Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4/ Functional Skills Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

The position will be based at Millstead South, Naylors Field Drive, Liverpool, L27 0YD

About the employer

Millstead School is a primary special school with a community of fantastic children who have a wide range of interests, abilities and additional needs (including severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism).


Millstead School


Iliad Street

L5 3LU

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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


Jenny Lindley



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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