Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Bearpark Primary School

Durham, DH7 7AU

Closes in 14 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 28 June 2024


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a career working with Primary School aged children. You will be provided with skills and knowledge to support Teachers and Children in both Key stage 1 and 2.

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, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm. Thursday 9.00am - 4.45pm (college) with 30 minutes for lunch.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


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

  • Advanced Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant (Standard) - NCFE Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning L3
  • Apprentices will attend Bishop Auckland College one day per week
  • Full, on the job training to be delivered by the employer

Where you’ll work

Colliery Road





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 9-4 or A*-C)
    • Maths (grade 9-4 or A*-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.


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

    Other requirements

    When working in a school you get paid term time only pro rata. You will not be able to take holidays during term time. Working in a school can be very rewarding. Please consider the working hours when applying.

    About this company

    Primary School offering education from Early Years Foundation stage to Year 6 Juniors.

    https://www.bearpark.durham.sch.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • To be discussed at interview
    • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship


    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    David Brough


    01388 743164

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261212.

    Apply now

    Closes in 14 days (Sunday 4 August at 11:59pm)

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