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Inclusive Learning Assistant Apprentice - West Suffolk College



Applications for this role are now closed.

4th April 2024

Employer Description

West Suffolk College has evolved over more than 60 years from a small provider of evening classes for the people of Bury St Edmunds to an established, major player providing high quality Further and Higher education to the East Anglia region.

Main description

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship and be paid to train as an Inclusive Learning Assistant. The role works with a range of students with different support needs across the college, day release to attend training, various opportunities for progression across not only West Suffolk College but Eastern Education Group.

West Suffolk College is one of the country’s leading further education and apprenticeship providers. Our apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average. We offer many degrees, HNCs and HNDs at our focused and inclusive University Studies Centre. We have around 13,000 students including nearly 2,000 apprentices studying with us.

This is an opportunity to join a hugely supportive organisation where we value, support and facilitate your professional development, as well as offering many other benefits including an attractive pension scheme, staff wellbeing initiatives and employee assistance. 

Main duties and benefits include:

• Membership into Local Government Pension Scheme

• Family friendly policies and flexible working

• Access to our employee assistance programme

• Employee wellbeing initiatives

• Free parking

• Access to our Canteen

• Company Events

• Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes.

• Learning and development opportunities - including staff development days

This role could lead onto becoming:

Learning Mentor: Guide students with social, emotional, or behavioral

Classroom Support Worker: Assist with various aspects of classroom

Early Years Practitioner: Work with young children in nurseries or

After-School Club Supervisor: Organize and supervise activities in
after-school programs.

Home-School Link Worker: Facilitate communication between schools
and parents.

Progression to Higher Education: Pursue additional qualifications to
become a fully qualified teacher.

Entry requirements

Good standard of general education including Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics (literacy/numeracy) or a willingness to work towards achieving these.

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness
  • Number skills

Training to be Provided

The learner will be studying the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
Day release to West Suffolk College.
Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

Things to consider

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Future Prospects

Long-term. Employment as a Inclusive Learning Assistant , many other opportunities across Eastern Education Group Teaching Assistant (TA): Support teachers in primary or secondary schools. SEN Teaching Assistant: Specialize in helping students with special educational needs. One-to-One Support Assistant: Provide personalized assistance to individual students. Cover Supervisor: Supervise classes in the absence of the regular teacher.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 24/05/2024


£ 21018 per year


This job is located in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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About West Suffolk College

West Suffolk College is an ambitious vocational and academic College, with a stunning main campus set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. We are committed to providing outstanding education to all our students.

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