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Learning Support Assistant
Plymouth, United Kingdom
£120 per week


Norwich Union House
2 St Andrews Cross
Vacancy Title: Teaching & Learning Apprentice


Vacancy Description:

Your duties will include:

  • To assist teaching staff in classes and with individual learners
  • To assist teaching staff in maintaining and organising classroom equipment
  • To attend appropriate training sessions to facilitate learner development and care
  • To encourage the social, emotional and intellectual development of all learners
  • To answer incoming telephone enquiries and log messages where appropriate
  • To issue course literature to interested customers
  • To actively participate in on and off the job training
  • To support teaching staff in collating learners’ work correctly
  • To assist teaching staff in producing and developing teaching and learning materials
  • To complete any other duties when asked by colleagues

Employer Description:

Achievement Training have almost 20 years of experience, MATRIX-accredited advice and guidance and highly supportive staff. They have contacts with some of the top employers in Plymouth in order to help individuals into sustainable employment. Achievement Training aim to promote the love of learning, encourage the pursuit of excellence and establish the concept of education as a lifelong process. Employer Location

 Training to be provided:

You will receive specific on the job training from the employer in your work place which will provide you with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments.

Off the job training will also be provided by Achievement Training in the following areas:

  • Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths, ICT if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Skills Required:

  • Able to communicate easily
  • Leadership skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • The ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of information

 Personal Qualities:

  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willingness to seek guidance from senior staff
  • Non judgmental personality

Qualifications Required:

Good general education to GCSE, or equivalent level

Future Prospects

Employment opportunities may be offered to the successful candidate on completion of the apprenticeship as you will have built a good relationship with the team and knowledge of the role. Future Prospects in Teaching Support

Progression opportunities may also include advanced and higher apprenticeships, including which can equate to:

NVQ Level 3 equivalent – 2 A Levels

NVQ Level 4 equivalent – Higher Education Certificate/BTEC

NVQ Level 5 equivalent – Higher Education Diploma/Foundation Degree

Other Important Information

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If this vacancy receives a large volume of applicants, the post may close early. If you’re unsure about applying or have any questions, please feel free to give the team a call for a chat 01752 202269.

From April 2018 the National Minimum wage for apprentices rises to £3.70 per hour. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. If you want any advice on your pay, you can contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368 or visit Otherwise, all learners come under your normal terms of employment ranging from holidays, to sick pay and disciplinary procedures.

If you’re unsure about applying or have any questions, please feel free to give the team a call for a chat on 01752 202269.

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