Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Dunster First School

Somerset County Council

Minehead, TA24 6RX

Closes in 9 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 9 July 2024


Dunster First School requires a L3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice, working throughout the school. This is an exciting opportunity to play a crucial role in supporting our students' learning. We are looking to welcome into our team an enthusiastic apprentice, with a passion for education and a commitment to growing our students.

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 – Friday (Term-time only) 8.40 am to 3.25 pm with 45 mins unpaid break

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2 if required.
  • End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation; Q&A session; Professional Discussion.
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

Where you’ll work

13 St. Georges Street



TA24 6RX


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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade C / 4 or above)
    • 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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    Other requirements

    Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

    About this company

    Moorland Federation is a vibrant community of first, primary schools with nurseries and pre-schools, dedicated to providing an inclusive, aspirational and high quality learning environment that prioritises pupil well-being. By joining us you will become part of our team and contribute to our collective pursuit of excellence in education.

    https://www.moorlandfed.co.uk/schools/dunster-first-school (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    We have a great history of working with apprentices within our Federation, most have progressed on to a higher level apprenticeship or into a full time role.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Philippa Bancroft



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263731.

    Apply now

    Closes in 9 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

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