Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Progress Schools (High Wycombe)


High Wycombe, HP12 4JG

Closes in 9 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 11 June 2024


As an apprentice Teaching Assistant (TA) in a specialist alternative provision education setting you will develop a range of skills in a role which can be an extremely rewarding way to begin a career in the education sector. You will receive a highly competitive salary and 1-1 support from our tutor, both face to face and using our online platform.

Annual wage
£19,080 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, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 31 August


1 Year 3 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

  • You will complete the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard, learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to develop into a confident Teaching Assistant
  • You will attend weekly 1-1 online teaching and learning sessions, 1-1s and attend regular progress reviews with your tutor and employer. These will be within your working hours
  • You will be supported in work by a dedicated mentor
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

Where you’ll work

Unit 3

Spearmast Industrial Estate, Lane End Road

High Wycombe

HP12 4JG


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 (grade 4)
    • Maths (grade 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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    About this company

    Progress Schools is a nationally based, alternative education provider with independent secondary schools located throughout England. We provide high-quality, supportive, and inspirational teaching to 11 – 16-year-olds at Key Stage 3 and 4. Our bespoke approach ensures positive progression either back into mainstream education, or into the world of further education, work-based learning, or employment when leaving us in Year 11.

    https://progress-education.org.uk/schools/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Teaching Assistants may progress into Learning Mentor roles, other social care routes, or Teaching careers

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Hannah Gaskell



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000257002.

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    Closes in 9 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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