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Teaching Assistant Apprentice

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Education and Teaching

Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Sparkwell All Saints Primary Trust Limited

Company location:
The Old School Plymouth PL7 5DB

Salary per week:



You will support children and colleagues, mostly based in Early Years and KS1 but with all ages at times during the day.

You will have the chance to gain valuable work experience and develop a wide range of skills and experience.

An interest in supporting children with Special Educational Needs would be an advantage and you need to enjoy going outdoors.

  • Support children with additional social and/or emotional needs
  • Support teacher with management of the classroom
  • Prepare and maintain resources and displays
  • Work with children during some play/lunchtime and provide assistance with pupil well care

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.


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

  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
  • 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 work with tact and diplomacy
  • 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 employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.