Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (Further Education) RNN Group

Ready to inspire and be inspired? If you want to learn the skills involved in supporting College students in their education and gain job satisfaction shaping young peoples’ futures, this is the job for you! In this role you will develop into a Teaching Assistant professional. What to know more? Read more here.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This is a term time only contract with an additional 4 weeks paid.

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday – 8.30am – 5.00pm Friday – 8.30am – 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 May 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

As a vital member of our educational community, you'll play a key role in shaping the future of our students. You will be involved in crafting and enhancing education plans, fostering professional relationships with both teachers and students, and setting clear expectations for student success.

What we're looking for:

  • Passion for education and a desire to make a positive impact.
  • Excellent communication skills to connect with both teachers and students.
  • Eagerness to learn and grow within a collaborative environment.

What you'll gain:

  •  Hands-on experience in educational support and development.
  •  Mentorship from seasoned professionals in the field.
  •  Opportunities for career advancement within our thriving   educational community.

This Apprenticeship will give you the training to become a fully qualified and competent teaching assistant, allowing you to complete a number of duties aimed at supporting our students and teachers. This will include:

Support for Young People

  • To supervise and provide support for learners, including those with special educational needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • To assist with the development and implementation of Individual Learning Plans/targets and EHC plans.
  • To establish constructive and professional relationships with young people and interact with them according to their individual needs.
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all learners.
  • To encourage young people to interact with others and engage in  teaching activities led by the teacher/tutor.
  • To assist learners to engage in teaching activities and shared active learning using digital platforms/Google classroom and assistive technology.
  • To set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • To provide feedback to learners in relation to incremental progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher/tutor.

Support for Teacher/Tutor

  • To create and maintain a purposeful and supportive teaching environment, in accordance with lesson/curriculum teaching plans.
  • To establish clear communication and professional relationships with the teacher/tutor.
  • To use strategies, in liaison with the teacher/tutor, to support young people to achieve learning goals.
  • To assist with the planning and preparation of learning activities.
  • To supervise activities and support learners with their individual work as directed.
  • To monitor learners’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement and knowledge, skills and behaviour progress as directed.
  • To provide regular and useful feedback to teachers on learners’ incremental achievement and progress in lessons.
  • To promote positive and professional behaviour encouraging young people to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • To assist with curriculum displays and the distribution and collection of teaching resources within the classroom.

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Weekly Day Release via online platforms and face to face classes.
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2 (If required)
  • Functional Skills English Level 2 (If required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time employment and progression to higher education.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Keen interest in teaching, Friendly & approachable, Supportive and dedicated


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

Things to consider

Ensure you can travel to the place of work for the working hours stated above.

About the employer

RNN Group is built from a number of local college and training providers. Rotherham College, North Notts College, Dearne Valley College and University Centre Rotherham all deliver intermediate, advanced, higher and degree apprenticeships and training to employers and individuals across Yorkshire, the East Midlands and beyond.


RNN Group


North Notts College

Carlton Road


S81 7HP

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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

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