Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Beechwood Primary Academy

Do you enjoy working with children, contributing to their academic, physical and social well-being? Support for students in accessing learning activities across the curriculum including Learning Outside the Classroom, as directed by Teacher/Senior Staff. This role is a free flowing role supporting children’s development within all areas of learning.

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Closing date: 29 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,649.60 to £19,036.16

    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

    You will be required to work Monday to Thursday, 8:15am to 3:30pm and on Fridays 8:15am to 1pm.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Support and encourage students to engage in learning activities, and promote positive relationships between all in the school community
  •  Understand the specific needs of learners and use strategies to support all learners to achieve their learning goals.
  • Support or lead enrichment activities for example visits, out of school activities and in school clubs.
  • Be aware of, and support difference, and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Be an effective model of the expected behaviour of students, communicated through the use of trauma informed and trauma sensitive strategies.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the organisation and promote diversity, inclusion, equality and acceptance of all learners in line with school policies, including by challenging stereotyped views, bullying or harassment.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification

Over the course of your qualification, you will work towards achieving the Behaviours, Skills, and Knowledge of the course. Training will be provided with Skills Group where you will be allocated a highly skilled assessor and attend training sessions. You will have regular visits at the workplace from your designated assessor to observe your progress and competence as well as regular reviews to ensure that you are getting the most out of your apprenticeship.

You will have regular visits from your assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training and conduct observations within your workplace.

Whilst at the Skills Group and Beechwood Primary, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, with support sessions to help you with your project.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential to have a full time position after achieving a full qualification either within the setting or another early years setting. If you were to join Beechwood you would be a valued member of the school as well as the extended community they have created.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Reliability


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4+) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare/ Early Years (Grade pass) Desired

Things to consider

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.

About the employer

At Beechwood, we cherish and nurture every child, recognising their unique, individual interests, talents and strengths, which make our school a happy and exciting place to learn and work. Throughout their time here we ensure that they will have the opportunity to fulfil their potential academically and socially, learning skills and knowledge that are the inspiration for the future. Our children learn and show our school values of inclusion, collaboration, democracy and excellence as they go about their learning each day, inside and outside of the classroom. We aim to create an environment where our main focus is to strive for each child to develop a passion for learning and a sense of excitement in their own achievement and that of others. Our children love to learn and we foster this through our high expectations, a culture of education for all and a passion for teaching and learning. Our staff are passionate about delivering the best outcomes for children by supporting their education, health and wellbeing and developing the educational skills and experiences that will open doors, creating children ready for their future. Our values are embedded in our teaching and learning and expectations for all members of our community. Beechwood Primary Academy is a school focused on excellence in learning to inspire children for their future. It is important to us that each child strives to recognise the value of their education and that our staff are valued for their part in this vision.


Beechwood Primary Academy


Beechwood Primary Academy Rockfield Avenue



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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

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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