Apprentice Teaching Assistant

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Education and Teaching

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Longcause Special School

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You will work under the guidence of teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision. You will also implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups in or out of the classroom. This could include those requiring detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas and will involve assisting the teacher in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.

Duties will include;

  • Promote independence and employ a range of strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance for pupils/students
  • Use specialist (curricular/learnanding) skills/training/expierence to support pupils and assist with the development and implementation of individual Education plans (I.E.Ps)
  • Responsible for keeping and updating records and for the marking of pupils’ work and recording achievement/progress
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engaged all puplis in activities
  • Prepare and maintain curriculum equipment/resources as directed by the teacher to meet lesson plans/relevant learning activities
  • Operate office equipment in the provision of clerical and administrative support e.g. photocopier
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post.


At the end of your apprenticeship you will have achieved a nationally recognised qualification, and gained valuable work experience that could provide a range of openings for your chosen career.

Over the 15-18-month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills, and Knowledge
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Good personal organisation
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to show initiative in a range of situations
  • Ability to interact positively with pupils, parents, and colleagues

Personal qualities

  • Welcoming
  • Friendly
  • Approachable
  • Supportive
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs in English & maths at grade 4/C or above, or equivalent
  • Suitability to work with young children (an enhanced DBS check will be performed prior to you starting the role)


There may be the potential for full time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.