Level 3 PE Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School (Employer)

Sporting Futures Training (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £144.30
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed (term time only).
15 months (duration)
6 September 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
26 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Working in school and school sport partnerships, our apprentices are enrolled in work and training delivered by our tutors. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Day to day support of lessons including preparing equipment, materials and teaching aids and tidying and cleaning after use
  • To issue and receive back materials, kit and equipment from students. To check for missing and damaged equipment against inventories and inform the relevant teacher
  • To support teachers and students during practical work, to include setting up demonstrations and equipment, providing advice to pupils in the development of their tasks, including the safe operation and demonstration of equipment
  • To assist with overseeing the work of small groups of students engaged in practical tasks, as requested by the head of department and under the supervision of the classroom teacher
  • To advise members of staff and pupils on particulars hazards and requirements in the use of equipment / materials / experiments in line with COSHH/ safety / CLEAPPS guidance.  To remain aware of current safety guidelines and legislation
  • To maintain the first aid bags
  • To check and test equipment routinely to ensure its good safe working order and to undertake maintenance, repairs and servicing where appropriate and liaise with site team / companies to organise repairs or services of equipment
  • To manage stock and equipment including stock checks ensuring sufficient replenishment of materials and recommending any additional equipment/material requirements to the head of department.
  • To monitor and achieve the efficient organisation of the work and storage areas and to ensure the cleanliness, safety and security of these areas at all times
  • To assist with the delivery of the extensive extra curriculum programme including prepare equipment, materials and rooms: setting out of equipment, organising team kits and transport for fixtures and curriculum activities and preparing trampolines when correctly trained. 

Future Prospects

Potential job roles that can emerge from the qualifications gained:

  • Progression onto Level 4 Sports Coach
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Pathways to University

Skills Required

  • The successful candidate will need to have a strong knowledge base and skills relevant to sport within a school setting
  • It will also be an essential requirement for the appointed person to have good ICT and administration skills, alongside that of being organised
  • It would also be advantageous to have an awareness of current PE developments in education

Qualities Required

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

  • A strong interest in PE and school sport
  • Self-motivated
  • Enjoys working with children/young people.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Able to meet the physically demanding needs of the role
  • Displays an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people

Qualifications Required

It would be advantageous for the successful candidate to have prior experience of working with young people in a sporting context. Coaching qualifications or Level 2 Fitness qualifications would be a significant asset to aspiring applicants.

Specific qualifications:

  • GCSE at grade 4/C or above or equivalent in English and maths, however, applicants with relevant prior experience but without the stated qualifications may be considered, though must be prepared to work towards their level 1 functional skills qualifications
  • Enhanced DBS clearance
  • It would also be desirable for applicants to possess a Basic First Aid Certificate
  • To maintain the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department
  • The post holder is responsible for his/her own self-development on a continuous basis
  • To undertake other duties appropriate to the grading of the post as required

Training Provided

Level 3 Teaching Assistant:

  • Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport
  • Employment awareness in active leisure and learning
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate)
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