Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

As a SEN Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will have the exciting opportunity to support experienced educators in a dynamic learning environment. This apprenticeship is designed for individuals who are passionate about education, eager to develop their skills and committed to making a positive impact on students' lives.

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Closing date: 30 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, 8:35am - 3:50pm. (Term Time only - 39 Weeks a year)

    Total hours per week: 33.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 May 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Classroom Support: Provide support to the lead teacher in classroom activities, including setting up materials, assisting with lesson delivery, and managing student behaviour to ensure a productive learning environment.
  • Individualized Assistance: Work closely with students on a one-on-one or small group basis, providing additional support and guidance in understanding subject matter, reinforcing concepts, and addressing learning challenges.
  • Classroom Management: Assist in maintaining discipline and order in the classroom, reinforcing established rules and procedures, and helping to ensure a safe and respectful learning environment.
  • Learning Resources: Help in organising and preparing learning resources, such as textbooks, visual aids, and supplementary materials, to enhance teaching effectiveness.
  • Assessment Support: Assist in administering and grading assignments, quizzes, and tests, as well as recording and tracking student progress and performance.
  • Special Needs Support: Collaborate with the teacher and other support staff to accommodate students with special needs, ensuring their inclusion and participation in classroom activities.
  • Technology Integration: Support the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process, assisting students with the use of computers and educational software.
  • Parent Communication: Maintain effective communication with parents, conveying student progress, addressing concerns, and fostering a positive home-school partnership.
  • Professional Development: Actively participate in training sessions and workshops to enhance teaching skills and pedagogical knowledge.
  • Child Safeguarding: Adhere to the school's child safeguarding policies and ensure the safety and well-being of all students.

The training you will be getting

Work towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification. (All learning is delivered online/ remote). 

Training Provider: LMP Education (rated 8th best UK training provider)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position to be considered for the right candidate upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Inspire ATA is an official Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, licenced by the Department for Education. Currently ranked 2nd in the Rate My Apprenticeship Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK Award 2023-2024. Inspire ATA specialises in creating apprenticeship opportunities, where we recruit and employ the apprentice on behalf of our host clients, enabling us to offer additional support and a better experience for both the apprentice and the client as the experts in the industry. We arrange the most suitable and appropriate apprenticeship training from one of our partnered training providers. If you are successful in securing an apprenticeship with Inspire ATA, it is important to understand that Inspire ATA will be your employer and the apprenticeship placement will be a separate organisation that simply hosts you as an apprentice. As a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, Inspire ATA performs an important role in developing the UK labour market and it is our responsibility to ensure that talent is recognised, developed, and matched with business needs, whatever the background of the individual, irrespective of race, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity and gender reassignment. We are proud of the diverse nature of our business and work with clients to ensure that all candidates are treated with courtesy and respect.




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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


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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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