Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Gloucestershire County Council

We (Gloucestershire County Council) are looking for a child centred, caring person to support our junior children in school. This will involve ensuring they access the curriculum and providing wellbeing support. The apprentice would experience supporting children with learning to read, write, create and develop mathematical concepts.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary £16,033-£20,103

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday; shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The successful candidate would work as part of our committed team of staff within a busy and productive learning environment.  The role would involve supporting children in accessing all aspects of school life from informal play to structured taught sessions
  • The apprentice would experience supporting children with learning to read, write, create and develop mathematical concepts
  • They would also be involved in ensuring children progress through the wider curriculum and engage fully with a range of experiences developing key skills across the national curriculum
  • As part of Stonehouse Park Federation there are possible future roles dependant on pupil numbers and funding such as working as a Teaching Partner or Early Years Practitioner

The training you will be getting

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification:

  • We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard
  • College attendance will be at the Filton Campus of SGS College on a weekly basis, term time only
  • 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 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for full time employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent maths & English (Grade A-C 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Good interpersonal skills are needed. As well as interacting with children and staff some communication with parents may be expected.

About the employer

Stonehouse Park Federation is made up of Stonehouse Park Infant School and Nursery and Park Junior School all at the heart of the rural town of Stonehouse. We also have a breakfast and after school club. We have a committed staff team who form positive relationships with our children and respond


Gloucestershire County Council


Elm Road


GL10 2NP

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Kirsten Toghill



Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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