Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with PE Focus - St Nicholas C of E Primary School and Nursery St Nicholas C of E Primary School and Nursery

As a Teaching Assistant with a PE focus, the role will focus on promoting health and wellbeing across the school and supporting the teacher to deliver physical education. You'll take the lead in promoting school-wide health and supporting PE instruction. If you're passionate about inspiring others to be active, this role is for you.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Working week Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed. Total hours per week: minimum 30 hrs. Weekly minimum wage £158.40. Wages discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 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

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gain invaluable insight and experience of working within a school setting. Developing the Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours to support the teacher and inspire young people to learn.
  • Be a role model for healthy active lifestyles and support the delivery of physical education, physical activity, health and well-being and school sport.
  • Extend opportunities for all pupils to participate in extra – curricular activities. Deliver active lunchtimes and support after school and community sport.
  • Support with administrative tasks associated with sports teams, events and competitions.
  • Assist the teacher in the classroom to support pupil progress and enhance the learning experience of children.
  • Support the efficient organisation of storage areas, teaching aids and equipment.
  • Working as part of the school team be a role model for learning, PE and school sport.

The training you will be getting

Training is provided through a blended programme of practical activity, group training and virtual learning. The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals. 

Training Topics include:

  • Understanding how children learn and develop
  • Using technology to support learning
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Planning and leading high quality physical activity

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and End Point Assessment a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship qualification will be achieved.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Safeguarding Level 1
  • Prevent duty
  • Working towards Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (where appropriate)
  • Opportunities to gain additional coaching qualifications

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression to Level 4 Sports Coach in a school setting
  • Higher education pathway
  • Teaching Assistant within a school setting
  • Pathway into teaching
  • Working in a sector that involves, initiative, leadership, communication, developing positive relationships
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

You would be working with an Ofsted - OUTSTANDING ( Sept 2021) and National Award Winning Training Provider.

About the employer

St Nicholas is a voluntary-aided one form entry primary and nursery school, with strong links to the parish church of St Andrew and St George’s within the Diocese of St Albans. The children attend the church regularly and the church team leads Collective Worship in school. “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever” Psalm 52:8 As a Church of England school our Christian vision is an integral part of all that we do and we seek to live out our motto: ‘Learning, Loving, Living in God’s family’. At St Nicholas we strive to unlock the hidden treasures within each child in a happy, safe and caring Christian environment. Our principal aim is to provide children with the best possible education, underpinned by Christian values. We recognise that each child is unique and therefore seek to provide for their individual academic, creative, emotional, social and spiritual needs. We understand the importance of working in partnership with parents and families and put each child’s needs at the centre of all we do. The curriculum we provide is broad and stimulating, with many opportunities for first hand experiences and trips to engage all learners. We encourage our pupils to actively contribute to our school community by leading groups, taking on roles of responsibility, and caring for each other. We are proud of our school and warmly welcome visitors. If you would like to come and visit us, please make an appointment through the school office and I would be happy to show you around.


St Nicholas C of E Primary School and Nursery


Six Hills Way




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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


Adam Baker


01438 791068

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit: www.sportingfuturestraining.co.uk Download application form and send it through to vacancies@esfapprenticeships.co.uk Any queries contact: Sporting Futures Training - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jul 2024