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Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Level 3) - 14-16 Skills Programme

About the Role

This is a Fixed Term contract for 18 months

Apprenticeship rates for this post are dependent on age. Please see below for the applicable rates. As this role is reduced year the salary has been calculated based on working 39 weeks: 

Level 3 Apprenticeship Rates

Under 18 years   £11,489 per annum pro rata 
18-20 years         £15,263 per annum pro rata 
23+ years            £19,876 per annum pro rata 

This is an exciting opportunity to join Leeds City College as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant  (Level 3) in our 14-16 Skills Programme. We are seeking a dynamic, talented and organised individual to undertake this important role. This role requires a Teaching Assistant to make a contribution towards positive outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable students. This role is reduced year, 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

What You Will Do

  • Work closely with programme tutors and 14 -16 Mentors, in supporting individual students or groups of students who may demonstrate emotional and behavioural issues.
  • Support teaching staff where individual student behaviour within a group is impacting on the learning of the group as a whole.
  • Collaborate with programme tutors and 14 -16 Mentors to develop learning strategies and practices for pre-16 pupils including individual and group student support strategies.
  • Collaborate with programme tutors and 14 -16 Mentors to facilitate links with schools, parents and appropriate external agencies e.g. Education Welfare Service, Social Services, Social Inclusion Unit and Youth Offending Teams.
  • Assist with the collection and maintenance of documentation for student records.
  • Contribute to individual student target-setting and reviews and contribute to ongoing advice and guidance concerning progression routes pre- and post-16.
  • Maintain an overview of attendance and follow up absences immediately.
  • Attend team and staff meetings as well as case study meetings.
  • Be a member of the College’s care and control team.

About You

  • Good general education including Maths and English at Functional Skills Level 2 or above (or GCSE Level 4 or above).
  • Appropriate training and/or a willingness to undertake training in supporting the needs of disengaged/disadvantaged students who may have emotional and behavioural needs.
  • Experience of working with disengaged/disadvantaged young people in an educational setting


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in recruitment is key to our Group’s values. We are dedicated to fostering a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, where every candidate is treated with fairness, respect, and equity. Our recruitment processes are designed to ensure equal opportunities, remove bias, and promote a diverse talent pool. We continually assess and improve our practices to ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has an equal chance to succeed. By championing EDI, we aim to create a workforce that reflects the richness of our communities and drives innovation through diverse perspectives.  To find out more about what our commitment to EDI means to us please Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.


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