Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (35883) STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIES TRUST

An amazing opportunity is available as a Teaching Assistant at Staffordshire University Academy. In this role, you will support teachers and students in the classroom in lessons and become an integral part of the school support workforce.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 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 to Friday; shift times TBC (Term Time Only)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

A normal day would include:

• Working as an apprentice Teaching Assistant you will provide support to teachers in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all students
• During lessons, you will work together with the class teacher to support students with classroom activities and help to manage behaviour
• Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all students to progress, achieve and overcome any problems
• You will support all areas of the curriculum including literacy, numeracy and ICT within the classroom
• You will also accompany teaching staff and students on trips and other out-of-school activities.
• You will also act as a role model for students and be a positive influence on their behaviour and performance at school. Hence, it is important that you demonstrate maturity and excellence in all you do

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will achieve the nationally recognised Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification, as well as valuable work experience, which will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time teaching assistant position. A newly qualified teaching assistant can earn between £14,000 and £21,000 per annum.

How you will be supported:

Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next?

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there:

If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on www.tfgm.com to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

The training you will be getting

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 teaching assistant qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Able to work independently, Time management skills, Willing to learn, Motivated, Enthusiastic, Presentable, Fun and friendly personality, Reliable, Conscientious


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

About the employer

At Staffordshire University Academy, we aim to nurture all students to ensure they are happy and confident learners. Through an environment that provides inclusive learning opportunities for all; they can achieve their personal best and aspire to be successful in the future. Students will learn to be reflective and be taught the importance of respect and tolerance for others. Young adults leaving SUA will contribute positively to the local community and be fully prepared for life in modern Britain. We will instil the fundamental values of democracy, freedom, a wider understanding of different faiths and beliefs; celebrating diversity. Students will appreciate the clear link between rights and responsibilities and know the difference between right and wrong. The above will be achieved through the delivery of at least good teaching, excellent communication between the academy, parents, governors and the community and an insistence on the highest standards of behaviour from all.




Marston Road



WS12 4JH

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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024