Apprentice Learning Support Assistant - Year 3 - Advanced (Level 3)


The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

Training Provider:

Kent County Council

Weekly wage £153.55
37.0 hours per week Monday - Friday. Daily working hours to be discussed at interview. (Term-time only).
duration: 2 years
start: 7 September 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
27 August 2020 (application closing date)
We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join our team. You compliment the professional work of the teachers by assisting with and taking responsibility for certain learning activities within the class. This will involve assisting with planning, preparing, and delivering sessions for both individual and small groups.


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.

Term time only.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • To supervise and support pupils in a variety of learning and social contexts
  • To work with pupils both in and out of the classroom, individually or in small groups
  • To develop appropriate resources to support the pupils
  • To develop knowledge of the national curriculum subjects relevant
  • To develop a broad knowledge of additional educational needs and how teaching methods can be adapted to meet these needs
  • To develop and adapt resources to support the curriculum
  • To assist the class teacher and other professionals in the delivery of the curriculum
  • To undertake the additional tasks e.g. displays, photocopying etc. that have been removed from the teachers under the Work Force reform
  • To provide relevant feedback about pupils to the teacher
  • To take part in class and pupil planning meetings, as required
  • To prepare classroom equipment, work, and resources and tidy, as appropriate
  • To actively support the behaviour strategies put in place by the teacher
  • To attend relevant in-service training
  • To liaise and consult with other members of the team
  • To be aware of school procedures, especially those relation to Health & Safety and Child Protection
  • To maintain confidentiality
  • Actively support the school’s behaviour policy
  • Undertake duties falling in the remit of the post at the discretion of the Head Teacher

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 waiting for your first wages to be paid.

Travel information:

  • Nearest Station is Chatham - a 20-minute walk to the destination
  • From the station you can catch the 176 bus that drops off at Huntsman’s Corner, it is then a 4-minute walk

Skills Required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Qualities Required

  • Confident and friendly telephone manner
  • The ability to cope with interruptions

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Training Provided

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • On the job training with the employer
  • Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

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

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