Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship DILKES ACADEMY C/O CATALYST ACADEMY TRUST

Our school require a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work with children between the ages 5 – 11. Potential candidates should have the desire to progress further towards qualified teacher status.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentices are paid term time only spread over 12 months

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.15pm term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

·         Work with individuals or small groups of children under the    direction of teaching staff.

·         Establish positive relationships with pupils supported.

·         Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher.

·         Support pupils with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills

·         Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.

·         Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupils on task.

·         To respect confidentiality at all times.

·         Participate in evaluation of learning activities with the teacher,     providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour.

The training you will be getting

Candidates will eventually be Level 3 Qualified Teaching Assistants.  The training will take place at the school in South Ockendon (1 day per week) and working the other 4 days.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Level 3 qualified Teaching Assistant, HLTA or Qualified Primary School Teacher

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Are you able to travel to South Ockendon 5 days per week?

About the employer

We set high standards for the quality of teaching and will support you to become an outstanding practitioner through the provision of outstanding professional development. We can also offer modern learning environment and children who are keen to engage and demonstrate excellent behaviours for learning. We are part of Catalyst Academies Trust. All of our trust schools are offering positions on the programme so you could train at: Aveley Primary School, Benyon Primary School, Dilkes Academy or Somers Heath Primary School.






RM15 5JQ

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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


David Cornwell



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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