Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

The Victory Academy (Employer)

Kent County Council (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £145.25
35.0 hours per week We will be looking for someone who can work from Monday - Friday, 08:20 - 15:50, term-time only. (these hours may vary)
2 years (duration)
9 November 2020(start date)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
29 October 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant apprentice to assist within our teaching team. This job will be varied and exciting, with the opportunity to work with a variety of students and staff across the school.


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 would like to receive applications from those who would like to work secondary school aged children as well as a desire to support pupils to reach their full potential through one-to-one work, group work and whole class support.

Duties will include:

  • Provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary be assigned to individual pupils in order to aid the teacher
  • Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session
  • Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of students, 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 students to assist their education and growth
  • Participate and supervise students during off site activities
  • Make materials and resources for teachers or pupils as directed by the class teacher and assist where necessary with mounting of work and displays
  • Assist where necessary with preparation and clearing away of the classroom and materials to ensure effective teaching
  • To undertake lunchtime duties
  • To attend training sessions as requested by SLT
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by SLT

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.

Travel Information:

Nearest Station is Chatham train station, but there is a 25-minute walk from the station to the school. There are various buses that travel within walking distance to the school including 113,166,177,176 and 164. 

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of Ofsted and the Curriculum would also be desirable
  • Personable
  • Able to communicate well
  • Have good/excellent communication skills in order to build a rapport and relationships with students and staff

Qualities Required

  • Good timekeeping and of smart appearance
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality at all times and to observe Data Protection guidelines
  • Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/situations
  • Be approachable and dependable
  • Be flexible in your approach to work
  • Have a commitment to safeguarding students

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:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • 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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