Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship at South Somerset Partnership School, Chard

South Somerset Partnership School

Somerset, TA20 2BG

Closes in 12 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 10 July 2024


To assist teaching staff in the development and implementation of programmes of work and in the provision of a stable, caring, and supportive learning environment, which enables pupils to achieve their full learning potential and facilitates their social and emotional development.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 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)
08.00-16.00 Monday - Friday (15.30 finish Friday). Term time only.

37 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 qualification
  • Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2, if required
  • End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation; Q&A session; Professional Discussion
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date
  • The school offers a programme of CPD for staff and access to various online courses

Where you’ll work

South Somerset Partnership School

Bradfield Way



TA20 2BG


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 A*-C/9-4)
    • maths (grade A*-C/9-4)

    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
    • IT skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • 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. The post holder is expected to work both within and outside of the Centres, often dealing with students who are not easily engaged with. Substantial physical effort is sometimes required and there is a possible physical risk in dealing with aggressive behaviour. You may be asked to support outdoor education. As South Somerset Partnership School is an all through school, students are educated up to the end of Year 11 (16 years old) but occasionally up to Year 12 depending on their needs. For this reason, any apprentice must be at least 18 to create an age differentiation and to garner student respect.

    About this company

    South Somerset Partnership School is responsible for the education of pupils under Section 19: Permanently Excluded; those currently unable to attend school for medical reasons and vulnerable pupils moving into South Somerset. All pupils have Social, Emotional or Mental Health Needs (SEMH). SSPS also supports mainstream partner schools providing in-reach and outreach support for pupils at risk of exclusion. The school is a maintained provision of Somerset Council.

    http://www.ssps.org.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Potential for employment within the industry, or seek further education as a qualified Teaching Assistant

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Philippa Bancroft


    07917 923622

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263882.

    Apply now

    Closes in 12 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

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