Apprentice Learning Assistant (Level 3)

Exeter, Devon
£8,520 - £11,157 per annum, dependent on age
14 Jun 2019
12 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Apprentice Learning Assistant (Level 3)

Contract Type: Fixed Term for duration of apprenticeship of 22 months

Hours: 30 hours per week, 38 weeks per year - Term time only

Salary: £8,520 - £11,157 per annum, dependent on age
(Year 1: £6.27 per hour under 21 years, £8.21 per hour over 21 years)
(Year 2: £7.31 per hour under 21 years, £8.21 per hour over 21 years)

Location: Exeter

Are you looking for an Apprenticeship in Education with a Level 3 qualification?

About the Apprentice Learning Assistant job:

Exeter College is looking for staff who want a fresh challenge and to begin a new career in education. At Exeter College, we are passionate about developing our staff – not having previous education experience is not a barrier for us. You just need an interest in working with young people and adult students, and to be passionate about promoting lifelong learning.

The Learning Assistant role involves supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities in class, in a range of subjects from foundation level courses, vocational courses to A Levels. Exeter College is the largest GCSE Maths and English retake centre in the UK, so we are always looking for staff who see the importance of students succeeding in those subjects.

You would be studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools, alongside working as a Learning Assistant. Your working week would be over 5 days from 9.00-4.30pm, with an apprenticeship study day. This would also include studying for a L2 Functional Skills ICT qualification. You will be contracted to work for 38 weeks of the year, leaving the college holidays to pursue your other interests, or meet other commitments. If you are looking for a career in education, then this apprenticeship is perfect for you.

What skills do you need:

  • We are looking for staff with: patience, a good sense of humour, a caring outlook, a willingness to be proactive, and someone who is a good communicator.
  • This role is about unlocking student potential and gently supporting them to go the extra mile.
  •  You must have a grade C in GCSE Maths and English (or an equivalent qualification).

What we offer:

The support team at Exeter College offers:

  • A 4 week induction programme to help you get used to your new role.
  • An experienced Learning Assistant to act as your mentor.
  • 4 staff development days, with specific training sessions for support staff.
  • Support from a team, who understand what it’s like to join a new organisation. Exeter College also offers some unique benefits including:
  • Free wellbeing activities such as fitness clubs, pottery, yoga and reading club.
  •  The chance to buy a Student Union card, which gives you up to a 40% discount in some retail outlets. ▪ A reduced gym membership. ▪ Being employed by a Times top 100 employer.

For more information and to apply please visit our website:

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure by the DBS.

We do not accept CVs, no agencies please.

Exeter College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Exeter College is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and access for all, irrespective of age, background, race, gender, religion, ability, disability or sexuality. We welcome applications for employment from the whole community.