Portslade Aldridge Community Academy Trust

Learning Support Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy Trust (Employer)

Aldridge Education (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £139.75
32.5 hours per week Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.
19 months (duration)
20 February 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
4 positions available
18 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To support the class teachers at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, to enhance students learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To support within and outside the classroom the learning and emotional/social/behavioural needs of students receiving additional support in accordance with Trust policies
  • To assist the class teacher in preparation and adaptation of learning materials/resources
  • To deliver interventions in accordance with training given 
  • To assist in the assessment of student needs to benchmark against targets set by the teachers
  • Use specific feedback to help students make progress
  • To continually review the students’ support needs
  • To communicate regularly with teachers to provide clarity and consistency of role within lessons
  • To supervise student learning where necessary
  • To ensure students use technology safely
  • To provide support for personal care where necessary
  • To take part in and ensure the smooth and effective administration of the provision
  • To produce accurate records
  • To use computer systems, including specialist software eg: online registration, intervention programmes, and management information systems
  • To attend team and all other meetings regarding both student and curriculum development
  • To share information, in a timely manner as required with the Safeguarding Lead

Future Prospects

  • A permanent position may be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Opportunity to learn and develop within the company. Progression on to higher apprenticeship/training

Reality Check

  • Evening and weekend work may be required. You may be required to undertake such duties as may be reasonably required of you commensurate with this grade. Satisfactorily meeting the Trust’s employment checks – a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (including any relevant overseas checks), health assessment, references, qualifications and legal entitlement to work in the UK

Skills Required


  • Competent in form filling
  • Ability to communicate to a diverse range of people at all levels, verbally and in writing
  • Time management skills, organisational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Proven IT and keyboard skills
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team with interpersonal skills

Desirable but not essential:

  • Ability to manage challenging behaviour
  • Working with people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, emotional, social and behaviour needs
  • Application/ Interview
  • Supporting the learning needs of pupils
  • Undertaking personal care
  • Administering life-saving medication
  • Working in an Educational environment

Qualities Required

  • Ability to work in a confidential manner
  • Flexible and proactive in approach
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with customers

Qualifications Required

  • Education to GCSE standard grade C (or equivalent) in English
  • Maths Level 2 (or willingness to undertake)

Training Provided

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, which you will  receive training to develop and demonstrate the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour also included:

  • Level 3 Diploma – Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • NCFE combined knowledge and competency-based qualification
  • Work-based learning
  • 20% off the job training
  • Training is delivered on-line and face to face
  • A nominated tutor
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
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