Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Yealmpstone Farm Primary School

Yealmpstone Farm Primary School is a vibrant, friendly, widely diverse and inclusive school located at the heart of Plympton. We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed Teaching Assistant apprentice. You will assist in getting the classroom ready for lessons.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 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

    Monday to Friday ,working between 8.00am - 4.30pm, exact hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Yealmpstone Farm Primary is a vibrant, friendly, widely diverse and inclusive school located in Plympton.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Teaching Assistant apprentice to join our team working across the school. The ideal candidate will be hard working, resilient, friendly and outgoing. They will have a passion for supporting young children’s learning and development and enjoy working as part of a team.

You Should:

  • Assist in getting the classroom ready for lessons and clearing away afterwards so as to maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Assisting teachers in preparing the lesson materials and school equipment.
  • Recording and reporting a pupil’s progress to the teacher.
  • Helping pupils stay focused during class hours.
  • Supervising group activities, sports events and school outings.
  • Helping teachers manage student behaviour.
  • Looking after children who are unwell or upset.
  • Providing a healthy and safe learning environment for children.
  • Be able to display effective communication skills with both children and adults.
  • Be eager to work collaboratively in a wider team, adaptable and open to new ideas and practices.
  • Be a fast and highly flexible thinker, being able to deal with change and unpredictability positively with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • An interest in SEND pupils and pupil wellbeing would be advantageous.

The training you will be getting

On our 15 -18 month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There may be the potential for employment 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, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9(A*-C)) Essential

About the employer

Yealmpstone Farm Primary School is a thriving, aspirant community which embraces individuality and empowers young people to believe they can achieve their dreams. We are seeking to create and develop young people who are confident, highly skilled and ambitious to contribute to our society with a deep understanding of shared international goals. Our curriculum is designed to introduce our pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. We aim to ensure your child will develop skills and knowledge across all the subject disciplines through depth and breadth, with a focus on our local context. We have built in progression and continuity across all curriculum areas so that children are taught key skills and then given the opportunity to apply them. Our curriculum reflects the diversity of our society and celebrates a rich multi-cultural history of our world.


Yealmpstone Farm Primary School


Yealmpstone Farm Primary

Meadowfield Place,



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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


Tim Scott-Lloyd


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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