Level 3 Classroom Teaching Assistant Apprentice (with additional training in Send) - Advanced (Level 3)

Merryhills Primary School (Employer)

Sporting Futures Training (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £144.30
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed.
14 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
10 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Working in a school as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice your role will involve supporting the class teacher during lessons and assisting the teacher in maintaining a purposeful, supportive learning environment. Within this apprenticeship there will be additional training in SEND. Training will be delivered by our Tutors.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • You will gain invaluable insight and experience of working within a classroom setting and will develop the Knowledge, skills, and behaviours to become a Teaching Assistant
  • You will be given additional training in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary be assigned to individual pupils in order to aid the teacher
  • Delivering small group interventions to support catch up
  • Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session
  • Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of children, both educationally and socially
  • Keep up to date written records for supported pupils
  • Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem, and improve independent working in children to assist their education and growth
  • Provide nurturing behavioural support for children with additional needs
  • Inspiring Healthy, Active Lifestyles and extending opportunities for pupils
  • It is an interesting, varied position that gives the valuable opportunities of gaining experience in working with young people, colleagues, and key community partners 
  • You will find out about the teaching paths that are available and the hope would be that this apprenticeship will lead you onto your next step on the career ladder

Future Prospects

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant with specific curriculum focus
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Transferable skills can be taken into other fields of employment



Skills Required

  • Leadership Skills
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Ability to workj as part of a team in a busy school environment

Qualities Required

A range of skills are sought in the successful candidate, inclusive of:

  • Self-motivated
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to use your own initiative
  • Well organised
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to the role

Qualifications Required

  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in English and maths are an advantage but not a requirement for the apprenticeship
  • If none of the above have been achieved the applicant must understand that to achieve the TA Apprenticeship standard both a Functional Skills Level 2 in both English and Maths is required to be achieved by Gateway

Training Provided

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Supporting delivery in the cassroom
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate)
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