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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Da Vinci Academy

As an Apprentice Learning Support Assistant, you will be expected to work within the school and support and encourage the students in lessons working alongside and under the guidance of the class teacher/SENDCO or Deputy SENCO or help students with specific interventions to move them academically, physically or emotionally.

Apprenticeship Summary



Working week

Monday - Friday, term time only. Hours to be discussed at interview.

Expected duration

18 Months

Possible start date


Date posted


Apprenticeship level


Reference number




What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will be mainly following:

  • Special needs students with their timetabled lessons
  • Filling in reports and feeding back to designated staff
  • Working under the guidance of the Special Educational Needs department
  • You will be expected to support the students at breakfast, break and/or lunch times.

More specific information will be given at interview.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • This course will be delivered in the workplace and on-site.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of future employment within the school after 18 months.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills Attention to detail Organisation skills Presentation skills Team working Initiative Non judgemental Patience Friendly Flexible Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

The role is based at the school and will be mainly classroom there may be trips out of school to support students with SEND. If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a derby college email address Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply.

About the employer

Da Vinci Community School is an 11-16 mixed gender Co-operative Trust School with around 650 students. We opened in September 2004 and moved into new state of the art buildings in 2006. We have outstanding facilities that are very hard to match. Since 2004 our exam results have improved dramatically making us one of the most improved schools in the country. Our ethos and strategic development plans are based on 3 core values: everyone a learner, everyone a leader, everyone valued.


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Apprenticeship Advanced

Teaching assistant (level 3)