Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant at Tividale Community Primary School in Oldbury Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

An exciting opportunity has arisen to start in September 2023. To provide provide classroom and pastoral support, to pupils at Tividale Community Primary school, whilst working towards a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 to Friday – 9.00am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans, Risk Assessments, Personal Care and Therapy Care programmes
  • Assisting in the integration of children with special needs into the mainstream
  • Offering language support to individuals/groups where English is not the first language
  • Facilitating the pupil’s development and skills in the use of resources including IT
  • Planning and organising activities for children and supporting teachers in the completion of assessments and other pupil records
  • Encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by teachers
  • Setting challenging and demanding expectations and promoting self-esteem and independence
  • Attending training and working alongside internal and external professionals such as psychologists and therapists
  • Tracking the progress of pupils using available data. Monitoring the impact of interventions, sharing this with the Inclusion Co-ordinator and other professionals
  • Supporting individual/group work across the curriculum to raise levels of achievement
  • Delivering pre-planned programmes of work and support delivery of interventions
  • Liaising with teachers and other staff to obtain, exchange and record information on pupils in accordance with school policy
  • Attending staff meetings and appropriate training sessions as required
  • Assisting in the development and preparation of curriculum materials
  • Other general duties and tasks that may be reasonably requested by the Head Teacher

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

At the end you will gain a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification.

This will include any Functional Skills as appropriate. 

The apprenticeship training will be delivered in the workplace, as you will receive visits from a college assessor.

The apprenticeship will also include a proportion of 20% off The Job Training and a robust programme of Apprentice Training provided by Sandwell Council and SIPS Education to include Workplace Professionalism, Safeguarding and Equality & Diversity.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship is a fixed term 21 month contract.  However the skills, knowledge and experience gained in this apprenticeship will allow you to gain future opportunities in the sector. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Motivated, Adhere to Safeguarding, Understand data protection, Reliable, Flexible


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C / 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C / 4 or above) Essential
Other Literacy Functional Skills (Grade Level 2) Essential
Other Numeracy Functional Skills (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Proof of Qualification Certificates will be required on application and Enhanced DBS check undertaken prior to commencing in post. You must be flexible & able to work when the school is closed to students as allowance of Annual leave must also be taken during periods of school closure.

About the employer

Sandwell is situated in the heart of the Black Country. In 2020 we were placed in the Top 100 employers nationally for apprentices, making Sandwell a great place to undertake an apprenticeship! Our apprenticeship team Think Sandwell advertise opportunities both in the council and with external employers.


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


Dudley Road West


B69 2HT


Elle Walker


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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