Learning Support Assistant Apprentice



Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 1 July 2024


This is an exciting pportunity to join Thurlaston CoE Primary School as an apprentice learning support assistant. this position will enable the successful candidate to become a confident member of the team and able supporter of children’s learning in a school environment.

Annual wage
£9,984 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)
Monday - Friday: 8.45am - 3.25pm

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Wednesday 21 August


1 Year 9 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 Apprenticeship Standard in Teaching Assistant
  • https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant-v1-1
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if required)

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Portfolio based interview
  • Practical observation

Delivery Method

  • Every other week (Friday PM)
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor
  • Attendance to Loughborough College for Functional Skills (if required)

Where you’ll work






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 and Maths (grade C/4 or above)

    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
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer. Public transport to the village is not suitable so you will need to consider carefully how you will get to work and college.

    About this company

    We are a smaller than average village school. 62.6% of our children are from outside the catchment area with the remaining from inside our catchment. We have one intake of pupils in the autumn term. The village has few facilities. There is an Anglican church, an independent church, a public house, a bistro and a garden centre. There is no reliable, regular public transport to the village. The village has seen very little new build over recent years and no further substantial build is expected in the next 5 years. The seven year groups are spread across 4 classes. Classes in KS2 can be up to 32. We have lower than average Ethnic Minority and lower than average EAL pupils. We have a low percentage of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals. We have 4 children with either an EHCP or Top-up funding.

    http://www.thurlaston.leics.sch.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    The successful candidate coulld fulfil the role of LSA or Teaching Assistant in a school. Apprentices we have had in the past have all succeeded in gaining a role in a school. Many in ours.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Sophia Cleaver


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261735.

    Apply now

    Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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