Peak Education - Cannock

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (31355)


Peak Education - Cannock

Training Provider:

The Growth Company

Weekly wage £146.25
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday. Shifts TBC by employer
duration: 12 months
start: 16 December 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (apprenticeship standard)
6 December 2019 (application closing date)
Do you love the outdoors and helping people learn? Want a salary whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification? This could this be the perfect opportunity for you to start your teaching career.


This apprenticeship will be challenging and will stretch you to your limits but most importantly it will be fun and exciting and will develop so many important skills for your future.

We are recruiting for apprentices for the new academic year – we’re looking for people aged 18+ for safeguarding reasons, to support learners with special educational needs (SEN), many of whom demonstrate challenging behaviours.

You’ll be based at either one of our education facilities at Stafford where you’ll work alongside an inclusive education practitioner (IEP) to support students on a 2:1 or 2:2 ratio.

During term time you’ll be:

  • Part of a team delivering a bespoke package of education to sen learners on a day-to-day basis, including basic academic subjects
  • Understanding child safety policies
  • Regular opportunities to work in the outdoors delivering enrichment sessions (e.g., mountain biking, climbing, water sports, etc.)
  • The balance of academic/outdoor activity is dependent on each learner’s capability and level of engagement

Your IEP (who may have started their journey as an apprentice themselves) will take the lead in managing the learner’s progress and will support your development whilst you assist them in learning delivery. Our aim is that you’ll follow in their footsteps at the end of your apprenticeship programme!

Outside term time you’ll be:

  • Involved in planning and may be deployed to one of peak’s outdoor activity centres to support (and participate in) a wide range of sporting activities

You will need a flexible outlook and a willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges.

What we offer you:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Functional Skills in English at Level 2 and maths and ICT at Level 1 (where required)
  • Employee Right and Reponsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • The possibility of a permanent role upon completion of the apprenticeship and the opportunity to progress into an inclusive education practitioner role

Dependent on the individual you will be supporting and how often they will participate in outdoor activities, there may be an opportunity to work towards two nationally recognised outdoor activity qualifications.

We hope that you will stay with us after your apprenticeship and become one of our respected inclusive education practitioners.

Future Prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Skills Required

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear and concise written skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good ICT skills

Qualities Required

  • Happy to commit to apprenticeship training requirements (lasting for 1 year/4 terms) which will include self-study both during and outside your working hours
  • Happy to commit to training for additional outdoor activity qualifications which may require you to attend outside working hours
  • A flexible attitude and ability to communicate with young people of a variety of backgrounds
  • A positive attitude and enthusiasm for the outdoors
  • Desire to help others to learn, to motivate and to support others to recognise and achieve their potential
  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Responsible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good time management

Qualifications Required

GCSE (or equivalent) in English and maths, grades A*-C/9-4.

GCSE (or equivalent) grade D/3 or above in ICT.

Training Provided

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2
  • Functional skills if required

Full apprenticeship training provided

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