Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Gloucestershire County Council

To support students with education, Healthcare plan (EHCP) and other students with additional needs. To enable students to access the curriculum, ensuring their academic social development.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    30 Hour per week, term time only plus one week inset/twilight. 6 hours a day from Monday- Friday 39 weeks a year, Exact shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Under the direction of the Head of Learning Support 
  • Support within the classroom environment across the curriculum. 
  • Support with students in the Learning support departments as directed. 
  • Monitor student and report problems and concerns to designated supervisor. 
  • Undertake those activities necessary to foster the intellectual and social development of the student. 
  • With teaching staff, play an active role in differentiation of work for the student. 
  • Regular liaisons with parents. 
  • Excellent data/record keeping. 
  • Work collaboratively with a strong, supportive team. 
  • Qualified TA'S could apply for permanent vacancies at the school

The training you will be getting

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard. On programme learning will be followed by the End Point Assessment, which includes a practical observation with question and answer, portfolio of evidence submission and a Profession Discussion.

Full time apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.

Each apprentice will be assigned a dedicated skills coach who will support them in completing their Portfolio and preparing for the End Point Assessment. The Employer, Training Provider and the learner will decide when the learner is ready to enter the Apprenticeship Gateway. The skills coach will help prepare the learner to ensure they are confident to complete all components.

The skills coach will schedule regular 1:1s and complete progress reviews with the apprentice’s Line Manager/Employer at 8 – 12-week intervals.

The apprentice will attend the  SGS College on a weekly basis, term time only.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Level 3 Teaching Assistant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent maths & English (Grade A-C 4-9) Essential

About the employer

Archway is a maintained co-educational comprehensive school for students aged between 11 and 18 years old. We currently have 998 students on the roll, of whom 114 are in sixth form. Our school population includes young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in each of the four main categories: communication and interaction, cognition and learning social emotional and mental health, and sensory/physical needs. We currently have thirty-two students on roll with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC plan) across years 7-11.


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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


Kirsten Toghill



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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