Apprentice Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant - Advanced (Level 3)


Hilltop Primary School

Training Provider:

Kent County Council

Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday. Term time only.
duration: 2 years
start: 10 August 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
30 July 2020 (application closing date)
You will be a member of a team responsible for the education and care of children in the Foundation Stage classroom and will work towards being involved in planning, preparation of activities and evaluation of the EYFS curriculum in accordance with the aims and objectives of the school whilst meeting the statutory obligations as required by OFSTED.


The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application.

If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

Exciting opportunity to inspire our students to be the best version on themselves.

The Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant apprentice will be a member of a team responsible:

  • Promote the Skills for Life Trust values, culture and ethos, maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Provide support to children
  • Promote positive behaviour in line with academy policy
  • Under the direction of the Class Teacher implement children's learning in groups or individually
  • Undertake record keeping in respect of children’s learning in order to support the teacher
  • Work as part of a team and assist the Class Teacher/SENCo to ensure quality education for the children
  • Ensure the continued safety and well-being of children during independent learning, breaks and lunchtimes
  • Help with care, personal hygiene and medical needs of children to include intimate care such as changing nappies
  • Uphold standards within the setting by adhering to all policies and procedures
  • Strive to safeguard children by working to the Trust’s safeguarding Code of Conduct
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members with the support of the Class Teacher
  • Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received at all times
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring policies and procedures are observed at all times

Future Prospects

  • Potential for full-time employment for the right candidate
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions
  • The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies. Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers

Reality Check

***The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application***
If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.


We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date.

Reality Check:

You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • The ability to manage and structure time effectively and efficiently
  • Basic ICT skills to support administration
  • The ability to relate effectively to a diverse range of children and adults
  • The ability to deploy a range of strategies and techniques to encourage learning

Qualities Required

  • The ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team of professionals
  • Good communication skills, oral, written and electronic
  • The ability to act as a positive role model for children and parents/carers

Qualifications Required

GCSE (or equivalent) at grade A*-C/9-4 is required in English or maths, with a minimum of grade E/2 in the other subject if you also have completed a GCSE (or equivalent) grade A-E/7-2 in ICT.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard. It may be necessary for you to complete Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT – subject to previous achieved grades.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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