Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Cherry Tree Academy

Essex, CO2 0BG

Closes today at 11:59pm

Posted on 9 July 2024


We are seeking a Primary School Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work with students between the ages of 5 and 11 based at Cherry Tree Academy in Colchester. Whilst working in school, you will study a level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard and attend college 1 day per week.

Annual wage
£10,816 to £19,333.60 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 to Friday 8.30am to 3.00pm term time only

32 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 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

  • Apprentices will undertake the Level 3 Teaching Assistant standard
  • This includes 1 day per week day release at Chelmsford College
  • Apprenticeship starts 1st September 2024, college day release will commence 3rd week of September.

Where you’ll work

Holt Drive

Mersea 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:

    • Maths and English (grade 4-9)

    Desirable qualifications

    Other in:

    • Maths and English Functional Skills (grade Level 2)

    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
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Can you travel to work and college easily?

    About this company

    Cherry Tree Academy is part of the Inspire Multi-Academy Trust, we are an excellent school with outstanding staff based in Colchester.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Fully qualified Teaching Assistant
    • Apprentices could progress to degree and qualified teacher status whilst still working at the school
    • Higher Level Teaching Assistant

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    David Cornwell



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263508.

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    Closes today at 11:59pm

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