Forest Lodge Academy - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Forest Lodge Academy

As an apprentice you will be in a role where you will learn valuable experiences through on-the-job training. You will be provided with hands on experiences needed to gain the qualification. A mentor will be assigned and you will work alongside an experienced team of colleagues who will supervise and guide you throughout your apprenticeship.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.90 an hour (based on 32.5 hours per week a year, the annual wage you will receive will actually be £8,745.75)

    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 8.40am - 3.10pm with one hour lunch or Monday - Friday 8.50am - 3.20pm (39 weeks Term Time)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice you will spend 20% of your working time engaged in apprentice training.

This may consist of:

  • Distance Learning
  • Mandatory in-house training
  • Time spent researching, writing assessments, gathering evidence towards your portfolio.
  • Gaining new knowledge in a specified pedagogy /area/platform.

We are looking for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification LMP) to join our happy friendly community where children enjoy all aspects of school life. We have a passionate team of staff and governors who are committed to providing the highest standards of education for all our learners. The available opening is for a full apprenticeship and combines the opportunity of paid work with a formal training programme.

We are a highly motivated and committed team, eager to find personnel who want to achieve the highest standards in terms of learning opportunities and progress in all pupils. This is a varied role, the successful candidate must be flexible, show initiative and be able to adapt to the needs of individual and groups of pupils, including those with SEND needs.

We require candidates to display a range of skills including:

  • Minimum standard of GCSE (Grade A* - C) or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Good organisational skills
  • The dedication and drive to improve the education of all pupils.
  • A passion for teaching and learning and will nurture and inspire our pupils in a kind and caring manner
  • Have some knowledge or experience of SEND pupil needs
  • Resilience and flexibility in adapting to a variety of situations in a timely manner
  • A good ability of using relevant technology/equipment
  • Ability to work as a team effectively
  • Dedicated to undertaking relevant training as necessary to complete qualifications and statutory procedures

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard qualification 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible progression into full-time employment for the right applicant. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring, Reliable, Time management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all. We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

About the employer

Through outstanding leadership we, at the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust, will provide the highest quality education to enable every pupil to realise their full potential. At Forest Lodge we will ensure all children attending receive an education through exciting, enriched, creative experiences ensuring children are fully prepared for life in the 21st Century, where all are inspired to be aspirational – through collaborative, innovative, creative experiences in an environment which enthuses and challenges all to be the best that they can possibly be.


Forest Lodge Academy


Charnor Road




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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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