Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

The job holder will work alongside the Classroom Teacher(s) to encourage and facilitate the active participation and engagement of children in their learning. They will play a key role in helping to improve the academic performance of all students while also prioritizing the safety and well-being of children and young individuals under their care.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (8.45am to 3.30pm, Wed - 8.45am to 4.30pm).

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

Support for Children:

  • In conjunction with the Class Teacher, therapists and the leadership team, adapt learning activities to meet the needs of the pupils.
  • Take responsibility for delivering learning activities with individuals and small groups within the classroom, specialist and outdoor areas of the school and within the wider community and locality.
  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with pupils, parents and carers and other staff.
  • Provide learning support using a range of techniques and technologies to meet each child’s specific need.
  • Promote inclusion for all pupils.
  • Provide support for and/or implement personal care and nutrition programmes according to each student’s level of independence.
  • Support the management of pupil behaviour and wellbeing using agreed de-escalation techniques.

Support for the Teacher:

  • Assist in maintaining student assessment records.
  • Contribute to reports on pupil progress and development as directed.
  • Monitor and track progress against pupils’ EHCP outcomes and targets.  Provide feedback as required.
  • Contribute to planning and evaluation.
  • Organise the learning environment and develop classroom resources.
  • Undertake general administrative support activities e.g. photocopying, display, resource preparation etc.

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Support the delivery of the school curriculum.
  • Provide additional support for students as required.
  • Respond to pupils' individual needs by delivering appropriate activities and interventions.Respond to individual need adapting the curriculum as necessary

Support for the School:

  • Develop effective working relationships.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • Participate fully in procedures for Performance Management and Review
  • Be responsible for their professional development and training.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings.
  • Support and contribute to the development of other Teaching Assistants.
  • Assist in facilitating school events.
  • Attend 3 training days per year.
  • Be prepared to work across all Key Stages

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, 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

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 - Vetting.Com. The company also completes an internal online social media search, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. Please google the location prior to applying.

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.




59 Gilbert Road




Kirsty Haden-Collier


07927 565834

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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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