Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Elburton Primary School

Plymouth, PL9 8HJ

Closes today at 11:59pm

Posted on 8 July 2024


Elburton Primary School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and committed Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team. The apprentice will be working in Key Stage one Reception class, Working as part of the team you will support high quality learning and provision.

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, working between the hours of 08:45 and 16:30. Hours may change slightly to assist with breakfast clubs and after school clubs.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


1 Year 3 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

On our 15-18-month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
End-Point Assessment (EPA)
You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

Where you’ll work

Elburton Primary School

Haye Rd





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 4-9 (A*-C))
    • Math (grade 4-9 (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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Suitability to work with young children (an enhanced DBS check will be performed prior to you starting the role). The post holder mainly operates within classroom-based conditions and there is regular background noise, there may be some exposure to environmental conditions when supervising pupils/students outside at lunchtime and during off-site activities and school trips. The post holder will be subject to occasional exposure to pupils exhibiting difficult and challenging behaviour and who are angry or upset. Some lifting, stretching and physical effort required for the preparation of the classroom/playroom for lessons and clearing away afterwards. The post holder will periodically be required to assist with the display of pupils’ work which may involve considerable physical effort. The post holder will be required to concentrate for most of the morning or afternoon whilst observing and assisting the pupils during lessons, there may be occasional emotional stress experienced through exposure to difficult child protection/welfare issues which may cause the child to become angry or upset. We offer: A supportive, friendly, and hardworking team. A Pre-school that is committed to seeing all children flourish. Supportive parents and governors. Children and staff who enjoy learning together. A commitment to your own professional development.

    About this company

    We are very proud of our reputation in ensuring children are equipped very well academically but also confident to meet the challenges they will meet in their futures. Elburton is an Academy and has received 2 Outstanding judgements from OFSTED. We are also a lead teaching school with the Devon Teaching School Partnership and a National Support School.

    https://www.elburtonschool.com/web/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    There may be the potential for full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    TIm Lloyd


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263353.

    Apply now

    Closes today at 11:59pm

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