Teaching Assistant Apprentice Firth Park Academy

We are excited to expand our team and are seeking a passionate, motivated and dedicated Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff.

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Closing date: 16 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.72 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, Apprentices national minimum wage (NMW) for all other apprentices (based on an 18-month fixed term contract)

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. 39 weeks per year. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will provide learning support for pupils, working with them as directed by teaching staff within a structured teaching situation or individually as required in accordance with academy policies and procedures. 

If you have a passion for education, are able to help support opportunities for learning and progress whether inside or out come rain, hail or shine and love working as part of a team, you could be the person we are looking for!

  • To develop an understanding of the learning needs of students and use this knowledge to support them to become independent learners in the classroom.
  • To take into account a student’s learning needs and ensure their access to the lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, and use of equipment and materials.
  • To develop the study and organisational skills of students, enabling them to remain focused in lessons and be able to execute tasks effectively.
  • To monitor students’ responses to learning activities and progress towards targets, record achievement and feedback to teachers and the SENCo as required.
  • Assist in the implementation and tracking of student targets.
  • To provide support for student’s emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour and demonstrating high expectations, in line with the Academies’ Behaviour policy.
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of the students and be assigned as a co-tutor to work with a form group.
  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • To contribute to the review of academy policies as appropriate.
  • To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
  • To attend and participate in relevant meetings.

The training you will be getting

  • You will complete a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Your Trainer will meet with you in the workplace every 4 weeks
  • In between these meetings you will have dedicated time away from your job to work on the apprenticeship and collate evidence for your apprenticeship e-portfolio with ongoing support from your Manager and Trainer

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Due to operational requirements apprentices cannot be guaranteed a permanent job or higher level apprenticeship on completion of their apprenticeship.
  • Where a suitable permanent job or an advanced level apprenticeship opportunity becomes available in their training academy or other Academies Enterprise Trust academies apprentices are strongly encouraged to apply for it and subject to satisfactory completion of their apprenticeship and suitable qualifications / experience will be guaranteed an interview.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Willing to learn, Ability to self-evaluate


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C or 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

To be eligible, applicants must have resided in the UK or EEA for 3 years prior to the start of the Apprenticeship. Please note: applicants must not have already completed a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship. AET has their own in house apprenticeship scheme and do not work with any other training providers to deliver Apprenticeships.

About the employer

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom. With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.


Firth Park Academy


Fircroft Avenue


S5 0SD


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today through our Careers website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Aug 2024