Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 (LUM225/1151)

About the Role

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months.

Apprenticeship rates for this post are dependent on age. See below for the applicable rates: 

Level 3 Apprenticeship Rates
Under 18 years £12,925 per annum
18-20 years £17,170 per annum
23+ years £22,359 per annum

As a member of our outstanding and highly supportive  team at Quarry Hill you will have opportunities to start your career in education as an apprentice teaching assistant, and learn about how we support young people to reach their ambitions and goals. We have a core belief that every young person can reach their potential, irrespective of their background or starting point. You will play your part as a teaching assistant in developing young peoples aspirations and helping them to achieve.

You will have access to opportunities to attend a wide range of training and development sessions and on successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have access to apply for permanent roles within the college and wider group.

What You Will Do

  • You will work  within the School of Social Sciences supporting teachers and students at college to achieve their  Maths and English qualifications as well as vocational qualifications in Health, Science and Social Care.
  • You will support student progress, monitor attendance, promote and role-model positive values and relationships. 
  • You will provide feedback to teachers on learner progress and support needs.
  • You will prepare the classroom and work under the direction of the teacher to support and enhance learning and assessment. 
  • You will help teachers with the organisation and invigilation of assessment and exams, revising for exams, maintaining the learning environment, and assist where needed within the department.

About You

  • You will hold a level 3 Advanced level qualification or a degree in a relevant subject, such as Health and Social Care, Science, Psychology, English, Maths  etc and want to pursue a career in the education sector working with young people aged primarily 16 to 18 years.
  • You will hold GCSEs in both Maths and English at grade 4 plus ( grade C)
  • You will be kind and empathic and show understanding of how to build supportive working relationships with students and staff.
  • You will be committed to study and complete the requirements of the apprenticeship within the timeframe set


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.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.