Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Portsmouth City Council

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard working individual to join Cumberland Infants team. As a Teaching Assistant Apprentice you will gain many new skills to help you develop throughout the apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increases to national minimum wage after 12 months

    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 (term time only). Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

During your time as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice you will be supporting the teacher in the teaching and learning of the children. You will assist in the organisation of the classroom and make sure all children’s needs are met. You day to day duties include:

  • To assist with the planning of learning activities by identifying and preparing resources required to support lesson plans, learning outcomes. 
  • The preparation of materials/equipment and preparing and cleaning up activities with the pupils.
  • Maintaining classroom resources and designated areas.
  • Assisting with a range of activities to support learning outcomes using the teachers teaching and learning methods.
  • Providing unobtrusive guidance and support to enable pupils to find answers to questions and tasks set, using knowledge of each pupil’s differing levels of development and ability to ensure progression and continuity.
  • Supervise individual or small groups of pupils undertaking teacher –led activities by co-ordinating and explaining basic instructions for the activity, adjusting activities within the scope of the lesson plan and learning outcomes in response to pupils’ learning.
  • Assisting pupil achievement by monitoring learning against outcomes, informing the teacher of progress/problems. 
  • Assist pupils to develop their independence through undertaking tasks.
  • Support the use of IT as a tool to enable learning.
  • Assist with special activities in the school within school hours e.g. sports days, plays and open days.
  • Ensure that pupils work and play together positively and cooperatively, with good behaviour.
  • Helping children change for practical activities

The training you will be getting

Apprenticeship Details - 16 months expected duration to complete, working 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

  • Hopefully a permanent position within a Teaching Assistant role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above (Level 2)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above (Level 2)) Essential

About the employer



Portsmouth City Council


113 Methuen Road



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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


Charlie Seaman


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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