Level 3 - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

We are currently seeking a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to support and supervise students, both individually and in groups, under the guidance of a teacher. The role involves catering to specific learning needs, ensuring all students have access to learning, and providing assistance and support within the classroom.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, working hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Use skills / training / experience to support students and staff in designated faculty area
  • Supporting food technology and other areas (e.g. art, textiles and D & T) in the department when required
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and productive working environment
  • Design, prepare and use equipment / resources / materials
  • Contribute as required to planning and organisation of systems / procedures
  • Responsible for maintaining records, information and data relating to faculty area
  • Promote and ensure the health and safety and good behaviour of students at all times
  • Support for the Curriculum (designated faculty area); As detailed under ‘Key Responsibilities’
  • Provide advice and guidance as required within own area of expertise
  • Demonstrate and assist in the safe and effective use of equipment/materials
  • Support agreed work programmes / practical lessons under the guidance of the teacher
  • Monitor and order department supplies, ensuring resources are available for staff and students as required in line with financial procedures
  • Ensure timely preparation and set up of specialist curriculum resources and areas for learning
  • Provide technical support and demonstrations for safe use of specialist equipment and resources, helping students to progress in their learning
  • Maintain department resources, ensuring they are cleaned, stored, or disposed of in accordance with health and safety requirements
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment, maintaining orderly working areas, assisting with assurance checks, and maintaining safety standards
  • Photograph/film, display / publish and store students work as appropriate
  • Assist in the organisation of trips, exhibitions and activities for students and staff
  • Assist with the supervision and welfare of students, contributing to effective behaviour management in school
  • Participate in extracurricular /enrichment activities, such as outings, social activities, and sporting events to enhance learning and engagement
  • Provide administrative support for the department as and where applicable
  • Maintain accurate records using relevant systems in line with policy and records management procedures
  • Attend meetings and undertake duties as required in line with school calendar, sharing expertise and supporting others
  • Provide occasional cover for colleagues in support functions
  • Responsible for updating / maintaining H&S records and documentation to support the department
  • Work with students / teachers / parents to maintain an accurate and up to date record of student requirements including allergies and any specific dietary requirements
  • Liaise with external stakeholders / contractors and other technicians to develop the Food Technology department

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Online remote training with our talented tutors
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential full time employment for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

Pre-employment checks. Please be aware that upon a successful offer of employment the company completes digitalised right-to-work checks and DBS applications via an external provider - 'Matrix Screening'. The company also completes an internal online social media search, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

About the employer

Inspire ATA is an official Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, licenced by the Department for Education. Currently ranked 2nd in the Rate My Apprenticeship Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK Award 2023-2024. Inspire ATA specialises in creating apprenticeship opportunities, where we recruit and employ the apprentice on behalf of our host clients, enabling us to offer additional support and a better experience for both the apprentice and the client as the experts in the industry. We arrange the most suitable and appropriate apprenticeship training from one of our partnered training providers. If you are successful in securing an apprenticeship with Inspire ATA, it is important to understand that Inspire ATA will be your employer and the apprenticeship placement will be a separate organisation that simply hosts you as an apprentice. As a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, Inspire ATA performs an important role in developing the UK labour market and it is our responsibility to ensure that talent is recognised, developed, and matched with business needs, whatever the background of the individual, irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity and gender reassignment. We are proud of the diverse nature of our business and work with clients to ensure that all candidates are treated with courtesy and respect.




43 Column Road


CH48 8BY


Kirsty Haden-Collier


07927 565834

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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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