Teaching Assistant Apprentice Level 3 THE PARTNERSHIP TRUST

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated apprentice to join our committed team. This is an opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives and their futures. It is a chance to join a supportive team committed to ensure all our children reach their potential.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    Min wage for age

    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 - Friday. Term time only + 5 insets. Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The post will be to support children in Early Years. As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant, the role is incredibly varied meaning you could be providing general classroom support and at other times you could be working on a 1:1 basis with an individual child
  • The Teaching Assistant’s responsibilities include meeting the pupils’ emotional, social and physical needs and liaising with Teaching staff in the development and delivery of the curriculum
  • Applicants will need to be confident, resilient and have excellent communication skills
  • You will be joining a committed and enthusiastic team who enjoy the challenges and opportunities of working in a school environment
  • The aim is for a full-time Teaching Assistant post at the end of a successful apprenticeship

The training you will be getting

Teaching assistant Level 3:

  • We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard
  • College attendence will be at the Filton Campus of SGS College on a weekly basis, term time only
  • On-programme learning will be followed by the End Point Assessment, which includes a practical observation with question and answer, portfolio of evidence submission and a Profession Discussion
  • Full-time apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training
  • Each apprentice will be assigned a dedicated skills coach who will support them in completing their Portfolio and preparing for the End Point Assessment
  • The Employer, Training Provider and the learner will decide when the learner is ready to enter the Apprenticeship Gateway. The skills coach will help prepare the learner to ensure they are confident to complete all components
  • The skills coach will schedule regular 1:1s and complete progress reviews with the apprentice’s Line Manager / Employer at 8 - 12-week intervals

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The aim is for a full-time Teaching Assistant post at the end of a successful apprenticeship.

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


GCSE or equivalent maths & English (Grade A-C 4-9) Essential

Things to consider


About the employer

Castle Primary School is a vibrant and growing school with just over 300 pupils situated in Keynsham, between Bath and Bristol. We are proud of our pupils and staff, and the high-quality primary education we provide at our friendly school. Our school motto is ‘Thrive & Learn’. This simply states two of our aims: to ensure all our children thrive and learn every day. We focus on our three School Values : • Value Others • Value Learning • Value Ourselves These were chosen following discussions and agreement with children, parents, staff and governors We are proud to be part of The Partnership Trust and a family of primary-aged and special schools working in partnership to improve all children’s education




Newlands Road



BS31 2TS

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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


Kirsten Toghill


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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