Teaching Assistant Apprentice Safe Equestrian

We are looking for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join our vibrant and friendly team. Safe Equestrian is a unique placement on a working farm, providing support to children and young people with social and emotional need. We have horses and farm animals that work in union to deliver our educational programme.

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Closing date: 02 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Safe equestrian offers all staff a discount for all personal riding lessons.

    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 – Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

General duties including: 

  • 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.
  • · Implement safeguarding polices and safe practice, including online safety, in line with legislation, policies, and procedures including maintaining confidentiality.
  • Work in partnership and liaise with other professionals (such as the teaching staff, SENDCo, or external advisors) and parents/carers to support all learners’ learning.
  • Reflect on their own practice and identify appropriate professional development opportunities with the support of colleagues. 
  • Understand the specific needs of learners and use strategies to support all learners to achieve their learning goals.
  • Promote engagement and teach learning behaviours to support the development of independent learners. 
  • Establish positive relationships with learners and promote positive behaviours, consistently applying the school’s behaviour policy. 
  • Support the social, emotional, mental health, wellbeing and personal care of all learners in line with organisational policy and procedures.
  • Deliver individual and small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters in partnership with the teacher and other professionals.
  • Contribute to assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording, and reporting of learner outcomes and participation as agreed with the teacher.
  • Support the development of a stimulating and safe learning environment by contributing to the selection and preparation of teaching resources that meet the diverse needs and interests of learners.
  • Support or lead enrichment activities for example visits, out of school activities and in school clubs.
  • Support and assist with the welfare of the animals on the farm.

The training you will be getting

Training will be at North Lindsey College where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer.    

Day release.    

You will undertake the Teaching Assistant level 3 standard.


You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or Maths if needed      

You will undertake both on and off-the-job training by a team of industry qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge and experience that will help you become a mentor of the future! 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Interest in animals, specially, Empathy


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

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to and from work and college. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Welcome to safe equestrian, the equine centre for learning with horses and inclusion for all. We offer a variety of services and opportunities to develop skill knowledge confidence and further enhanced education. As passionate equine persons we know the amazing gift these four legged friends can offer. Yet so many people are unable to enjoy or experience these encounters. We have a vision to change this. With years of first-hand experience of complex needs and a wealth of knowledge to share we have to created an equine education centre, that not only would benefit most but all children, young people, adults, and their WHOLE families. Safe equestrian was born out of a love of horses and a passion to teach and learn from others whilst striving for inclusion for all.


Safe Equestrian





DN15 9UF

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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


Katie Westfield


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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