Apprentice Early Years Practitioner South Walney Infant and Nursery School

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful team who are looking for somebody who is able to embrace the schools vision, values and aims. It is important that you will enjoy supporting pupils and approach each day with enthusiasm. If you have a passion for supporting children and have a kind, patient, and nurturing attitude, apply now!

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Closing date: 19 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    35 hours per week Monday-Friday during 08.00 and 16.30 / 30 paid hours – pro rata (52 weeks)

    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 - hours within 08.00 and 16.30, to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The South Walney Infant and Nursery School team are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join them to support children in their Early Years provision from September 2024. You will work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis and have the opportunity to support whole class teaching as well as work with children with additional needs.

The training you will be getting

Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will gain a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification. This Level 2 apprenticeship is expected to last a period of between 12 –18 months. You will attend live tutor led sessions 2 days every month (1 day every other week which will either be via ZOOM or in person depending on your location) and participate in online interactive learning via our bespoke innovative platform OLLIE. Your Tutor will also visit you in the workplace for 1-2-1 Tutor sessions during the program. 

The course content includes a range of topics which make up the variety of knowledge, skills and behaviours of what makes for a highly competent and professional TA. By acquiring these elements, you will graduate the apprenticeship a fully competent and well trained Teaching Assistant.

Apprenticeship standard:

Teaching Assistant Level 3

Functional Skills English and Maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This apprenticeship offers a route for a career in the education sector. A permanent position may be available upon completion of the apprenticeship dependant on performance and role availability. We have a clear progression path for the right candidate.

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Enthusiastic, Punctual


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

Things to consider

Please note that following your application you will be sent a link to complete a profile as part of the recruitment process. Once you have submitted this you will be contacted to discuss your application and arrange an interview. Your application will be shared with training provider and employer.

About the employer

South Walney Infant and Nursery school is an average-sized school with EY and KS1 provision. It is situated on Walney Island, linked to the town of Barrow-in-Furness by a road bridge. The school is at the heart of its local community and strongly promotes a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. SWINS is a safe and happy place, where everyone is valued and respected. Our children are challenged and nurtured to become Life-long learners, through and exciting and inspiring curriculum.


South Walney Infant and Nursery School


Amphitrite St



LA14 3BZ


Georgia Marlow

07540 716312

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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

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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