Teaching Assistant Apprentice


Walsall, WS4 1RH

Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 10 July 2024


A Teaching Assistant will work under the direction and supervision of a class teacher to assist with teaching and learning and associated activities in accordance with school policies and procedures.

Annual wage
£12,064 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, 8.00am - 4.00pm.

36 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

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 qualification
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

Where you’ll work

St Francis Catholic Primary School

Mill 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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade 4)

    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
    • Presentation skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Candidates will need to pass a DBS check to start the role.

    About this company

    Supplytrain C.I.C. is an official Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, licenced by the Department for Education. We arrange the most suitable and appropriate apprenticeship training from one of our partnered training providers. If you are successful in securing an apprenticeship with us, it is important to understand that Supplytrain C.I.C. will be your employer and the apprenticeship placement will be a separate organisation that simply hosts you as an apprentice. In this instance the host employer is St Francis Catholic Primary School , a one form entry Catholic school which includes a part-time/ full-time Nursery. The school is situated in Shelfield - a suburb of Walsall, approximately two miles from Aldridge.

    https://www.st-francis-p.walsall.sch.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • To be decided upon completion of apprenticeship. 
    • Potential employment within the sector.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Neil Shakespeare



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263798.

    Apply now

    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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