Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship OASIS COMMUNITY LEARNING

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard working individual to join Oasis Academy Aspinal’s 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: 25 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: 35

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    21 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 undertake education support duties and assist the class teacher in the day to day needs of the pupils in their care, to enable the teacher to implement the curriculum and respond to the pupils’ needs.

Your day to day duties will include:

  • Provide pupils with the level and type of support specified by the teacher, whilst at the same time encouraging the pupils towards independence and accepting responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Establish a good relationship with pupils by using language and other communication skills that the pupils can understand and relate to
  • Encourage pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with Academy policies by the use of praise and encouragement
  • Help pupils with toileting and dressing, paying particular attention to hygiene
  • To supervise the children’s play involving toys and apparatus and role play under the direction of the teacher
  • To assist with language and other activities under the direction of the teacher
  • To supervise and support the activities of individual and groups of children under the direction of the teacher
  • To undertake playground supervision during the mid-morning and/or afternoon breaks and to deal with unruly behaviour and, where necessary, report difficulties to a member of the teaching staff. Supervise children in the dining area ensuring good standards of behaviour and manners and reporting any incidents of unacceptable behaviour to the Principal or other member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Work under the direction of the teacher to prepare and maintain an effective learning environment, by preparing work materials and apparatus and clearing up afterwards
  • Set out learning materials as directed by the teacher so that pupils are able to participate safely and effectively in the planned activities
  • To liaise regularly with the teacher and/or take part in planning meetings, inset days and any other meetings as required
  • Provide consistent and effective support for colleagues in line with the requirements and responsibilities of your role 
  • To assist in the recording of lessons and assessment as required by the teacher
  • To take part in training activities offered by the Academy and the county to further knowledge
  • To take part in such activities, including swimming and outings, as may be required

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic, and have an interest in working with children
  • A team player
  • Reliable, committed, and punctual
  • Professional, organised, and attention to detail
  • Confidence in your own ability to want to learn and develop

The training you will be getting

  • 16 months expected duration to complete, working towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification
  • All learning is delivered online/ remote

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Pass the Level 3 qualification and secure a permanent position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication 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

Oasis Academy Aspinal is driven by a powerful ethos which aspires to treat everyone inclusively and recognises the importance of a holistic approach to education. As well as continuing to build a strong school and deliver a first-class education, it is also our desire to build an interconnected community, recognising that educational needs to not exist in isolation from the needs of the whole person.




Broadacre Rd, Gorton, Manchester

M18 7NY

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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




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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