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


Heath Mount School

Training Provider:

Sporting Futures Training

Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.
duration: 13 months
start: 1 September 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
31 August 2020 (application closing date)
Working in a school and as a PE apprentice you will be enrolled in 30 hours of work. Training will be delivered by our Tutors. You will support during PE lessons and in the delivery of physical activity within the school setting, along with the delivery and support of extra-curricular activities as required by the school.


The Teaching Assistant role with a PE Focus involves:

  • 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
  • Working within a school setting and supporting the delivery of Physical Education, Physical Activity, health and well-being and school sport
  • The wider community role involves working within the local PE and school sports network to deliver competition for all the schools within the area
  • 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 in sport
  • You will find out about the sporting career and 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

  • PE Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant with PE Focus
  • Activity Leader

Reality Check

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

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

Qualities Required

  • Self-motivated
  • An interest in sport, physical activity, health, and well-being
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Well organised
  • An enthusiasm to inspire young people to get involved in PE and School Sport
  • Commitment to the role

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in English & 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, which includes:

  • Safeguarding Level 1
  • Emergency First Aid at work
  • Prevent duty
  • Working towards Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate)
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