Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Saltash Community School (SMART Trust)

Saltash, PL12 4AY

Closes on Monday 30 September

Posted on 11 June 2024


Saltash Community School are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support the progress and learning of all students in the department/subject area. You will help plan, prepare and deliver programmes of learning to support individuals to meet curriculum targets.

Annual wage
£10,816 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Teaching assistant (level 3)
Monday - Friday, normal hours will be 08:30 - 15:00 with a break during the day.

32 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 20 October


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills if required
  • You will be allocated an assessor who will work with you throughout your programme, offering you support throughout
  • Mentoring and guidance will be given to you to enable you to succeed with your apprenticeship
  • You will have regular visits from your assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training and conduct observations within your workplace
  • Whilst at the Skills Group, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, with support sessions to help you with your project

Where you’ll work

Saltash.Net Community School Wearde Road


PL12 4AY


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Teaching assistant (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Apply strategies to support and encourage the development of independent learners.
  • Adapt communication strategies for the audience and context.
  • Apply behaviour management strategies in line with organisational policy.
  • Adapt resources to support all learners.
  • Communicate with teachers to ensure clarity of the TA’s role.
  • Apply teaching strategies to deliver learning activities or interventions.
  • Build relationships with learners, teachers, other professionals and stakeholders.
  • Comply with legislation, guidance, and procedures for Prevent, safeguarding and health & safety.
  • Support the well-being and mental health of learners.
  • Observe, record, and report on learners in line with organisational procedures.
  • Apply methods of formative assessment.
  • Use up to date technology safely, to support learning.
  • Encourage safe use of technology by learners.
  • Adapt teaching strategies to support all learners (for example, scaffolding, open questioning).
  • Identify and respond to pastoral and academic behaviours in learners.
  • Provide feedback to learners.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English and Maths (grade A*-C (9-4))

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Logical
    • Team working

    About this company

    Saltash.net community school is a mixed 11 to 18 academy school established in its present form in 1965, in Saltash, Cornwall, England. The school was previously maintained by the Cornwall Education Authority before 1 April 2011, when the school became an academy. In 2013 it formed Saltash Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART). The school is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking Plymouth Sound and the Tamar and Lynher rivers.

    http://saltash.net/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • An opportunity to apply for a full-time post may be offered to the right learner, on completion of your apprenticeship

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256943.

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    Closes on Monday 30 September

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