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 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 our education facility at Cannock where you’ll work alongside an inclusive education practitioner (IEP) mostly in a classroom setting 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
- Opportunities to work in the outdoors contributing to and participating in the delivery of 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
You’ll have a dedicated line manager and will work alongside an experienced IEP (who may have started their journey as an apprentice themselves) who will support your development throughout your apprenticeship, whilst you assist them in the day to day tasks in school supporting learning delivery to the school’s students. Our aim is that you’ll follow in their footsteps at the end of your apprenticeship programme!
Outside term time you’ll dedicate your time to coursework, alongside which you’ll achieve an accredited first aid qualification and undergo a variety of inhouse training courses to support your learning.
You will need a flexible outlook and a willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges.
Whilst we can’t guarantee a role at the end of the course, we hope that you will want to stay with us after your apprenticeship and become one of our respected inclusive education practitioners.
Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.
- 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
- Happy to commit to apprenticeship training requirements (lasting for approximately 18 months) which will include self-study both during and outside your working hours
- Happy to commit to training for additional 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
- Team player
- Good time management
- Excellent punctuality and attendance
GCSE (or equivalent) in English and maths, grades A*-C/9-4.
Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 qualification, Teaching Assistant.