Ref: TA01 Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 at Lever Edge Primary Academy LEVER EDGE PRIMARY ACADEMY

Two form entry primary school in Bolton with two nurseries, one for three- and four-year-olds and one for two-year-olds and babies. You will be expected to work with individuals or small groups of children in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 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

    8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. Friday

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Trustees and the Head Teacher of Lever Edge Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an Apprentice Teaching Assistant.
You will be expected to:

  • Work with individuals or small groups of children in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher
  • Support pupils to understand instructions support independent learning and inclusion of all children
  • Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping children on task
  • Support children in social and emotional well-being
  • Prepare and maintain learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing; and the display and presentation of children’s work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard
  • On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard
  • Regular work-based assessments/observations

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for full-time employment for the right candidate
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions
  • The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities, and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Lever Edge Primary Academy is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services. Job offers will also be subject to detailed and satisfactory references being received. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About the employer

Two form entry primary school in Bolton with two nurseries, one for three and four year olds and one for two year olds and babies.







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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


Charlotte Ward

01772 643008

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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