Liskeard School and Community College

Liskeard School and Community College

£120.25 per week

Liskeard

2 x Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentices
Published: May 12, 2022
Ref: GL120522

Liskeard School and Community College are looking for 2 x Level 3 Teaching Assistants to join their hard working and expanding team.

The Apprentice’s Role
This post is to support students in the Area Resource Base (ARB) who need extra help in order to achieve their potential. This includes assisting students with their learning in classrooms in order to enable them to become fully confident independent learners. Students may have a range of difficulties from Dyslexia to Dyspraxia, Autism to ADHD.

This role is a fantastic first step for a range of jobs within education. It is possible to progress onto a full time fully qualified TA position and / or to use the apprenticeship to gain valuable experience to support a route into teaching, supply work or as a cover supervisor. Completing a TA apprenticeship is also useful for any looking to work with young people in the wider remit of social care, youth work or the police.

Comprehensive training will be provided.

Working Hours: 25 hours per week. Term time only

Wages: £120.25 per week, based on a 25 hour week. Wages may vary depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Liskeard School and Community College (LSCC) is a co-educational 11-18 school of almost 1200 students including a vibrant and highly effective sixth form and incorporating an Area Resource Base supporting students with autism and/or complex learning difficulties.

The school is an active member of SMART (South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust) Schools' Trust together with two further secondary schools at Saltash and Looe, three primary schools and two nurseries.

Liskeard School and Community College currently has a Finance Apprentice and has previously employed ICT Apprentices. This is the first occasion Liskeard School has recruited a Teaching Assistant Apprentice but Looe Community Academy, which is also part of the South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust, currently has two.

This role is a fantastic first step for a range of jobs within education. It is possible to progress onto a full time fully qualified TA position and / or to use the apprenticeship to gain valuable experience to support a route into teaching, supply work or as a cover supervisor. Completing a TA apprenticeship is also useful for any looking to work with young people in the wider remit of social care, youth work or the police.

Skills Required

  • A willingness to learn new skills.
  • A passion for working with your people.
  • The ability to think on your feet and be flexible.
  • The ability to work well as a team as well as independently

Personal Qualities

Liskeard School are looking for someone with an interest in helping students achieve their potential. You should be willing to learn, enthusiastic, reliable, patient and keen to work in a team.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent grades A-E (9-2) or equivalent is desired but not essential.
An Enhanced DBS is required which can be supported by Skills Group

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard
  • Learner Well Being

Over the course of your qualification, you will work towards achieving the Behaviours, Skills, and Knowledge of the course. Training will be provided with Skills Group where you will be allocated a highly skilled assessor and attend training sessions. You will have regular visits at the workplace from your designated assessor to observe your progress and competence as well as regular reviews to ensure that you are getting the most out of your apprenticeship.

Training will also be provided to enable you to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required).
You will be allocated an assessor who will work with you throughout your programme, offering you support throughout. Mentoring and guidance will be given to you to enable you to succeed with your apprenticeship.
You will have regular visits from your assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training and conduct observations within your workplace.
Whilst at the Skills Group and Liskeard School, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, with support sessions to help you with your project

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School