Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Bristol, BS32 8EJ

Closes in 6 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 27 June 2024


Summary

As a Teaching Assistant, you'll engage with pupils across a range of abilities and undertake duties that support the teacher, such as preparing the classroom and supporting children individually, in groups or as a whole class in schools.

Annual wage
£11,648 a year

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

Training course
Teaching assistant (level 3)
Hours
35 hours per week, Monday – Friday Term Time Only. Shifts tbc. Occasional extra hours may be necessary to complete training courses to enhance personal development.

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

1

Work

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

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard. 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, Certificate 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.

The apprentice will attend the Filton Campus of SGS College on a weekly basis, term time only. 

Where you’ll work

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Wood Road

Bradley Stoke

Bristol

BS32 8EJ

Training

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

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE

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.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 4/C)

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

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Some work experience or voluntary work with children is highly recommended. · sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children. · patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations · You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS).

    About this company

    St Mary’s opened in 1999 and since that time has been a highly successful and popular school. Our Mission, ‘Celebrating Excellence through our Faith and Learning,’ is truly lived by all at our school. The children learn, through Gospel values, how to be the best that they can be whilst respecting others and understanding the need to be of service to others.

    https://www.stmarysbradleystoke.org.uk/home (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

     

     

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE

    Elaine Baillie

    elaine.baillie@sgscol.ac.uk

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260912.

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    Closes in 6 days (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

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