Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship


Tamworth, B77 2HJ

Closes on Thursday 22 August

Posted on 21 June 2024


The Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Two River School will work under the direct instruction of specialist needs teaching staff, primarily within the classroom alongside teachers. The role focuses on providing targeted support to pupils facing barriers to learning, helping them overcome challenges and succeed academically and socially.

Annual wage
£9,984 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 to Friday, 8:50am - 3:20pm. (Term Time only)

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 26 August


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

  • Work towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification. (All learning is delivered online/remote). 
  • Training Provider: LMP Education (rated 8th best UK training provider)

Where you’ll work

Two Rivers School

Silver Link Road


B77 2HJ


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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C or above or equivalent)
    • Maths (grade 4/C or above or equivalent)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    About this company

    Two Rivers School is a generic co-educational special school for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The High School caters for students aged between 11 and 19 years of age.   Pupils have wide ranging abilities with some exhibiting learning difficulties and/or delay in their learning. Whilst it is impossible to generalise on the nature of these needs, they can necessitate creative approaches to teaching styles and delivery, classroom management and climate.   At Two Rivers we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching we equip pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help pupils to lead happy and rewarding lives. Since 2007 and every inspection since Ofsted has rated our school as Outstanding, most recently January 2019.  Our students drive our curriculum development and planning ensuring we give our students the best opportunities to succeed.  Students are divided into 5 different pathways.  The population of the different strands is divided as follows: Discoverers – 20%;  Navigators - 6%,  Explorers – 30%;  Adventurers - 24%;  Pioneers – 20%.   To support the local and national demand for special school places, between 2019 and 2023, Two Rivers has increased the student population from 190 to 255.  The county has supported this by helping us to create additional classrooms.  As the school has grown in size, leaders have developed a provision which provides appropriate pathways to meet the wide-ranging needs of our students.  This means we provide independent living skills and accreditation at all levels including GCSEs for students where appropriate.   To support our growing school the team has expanded, welcoming more passionate and dedicated staff.  Our staff are led by an experienced middle and senior leadership team.  We continue to have supportive relationships with all our parents, carers and outside agencies. There is a wealth of information on our website, but if you require further information, please contact the school.

    https://www.tworiversschool.net/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Full time job to be considered upon completion of the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Owen MacKinnon


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000259672.

    Apply now

    Closes on Thursday 22 August

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