Apprentice – Support Worker

Type: Apprentice

As one of the fastest-growing Colleges in the UK, delivering courses from entry level right up to Masters degrees, Weston College is an inspiring place to work. Why not join us as an Apprentice – Support Worker?

This is a full-time role, working 37 hours per week, all year round. As an Apprentice, your role will be fixed-term for 18 months, whilst you work to gain your Level 3 Apprenticeship in Teaching and Support (Teaching Assistant Advanced).

Day to day responsibilites of the role

  • Provide individualised practical and/or personal care support to learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities on programmes across the curriculum to meet individual learning needs.
  • Adopt an innovative and creative approach to the support you provide learners with SEND and employ strategies to empower and promote independent learning.
  • Support the learners on a 1:1 or small group basis within classroom, community or workshop environments under the direction of the specialist staff within the SEND department.
  • Seek and receive advice and support from SEND Specialist Practitioners and external professionals as appropriate.

Required skills and qualifications

  • Level 2 qualification in SEND and willingness to work towards a Level 3 qualification
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate in emotionally challenging situations


  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • 2-week Christmas closure
  • Potential for hybrid working opportunities
  • Dedicated staff welfare officer and wellbeing champions
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Local and national staff discounts
  • Free parking across sites
  • Various staff committees including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Autism and Menopause
  • Focus on staff wellbeing
  • hub
  • Eye care including free eye test and a contribution towards glasses
  • Annual staff conference with guest speakers
  • Employee assistance programme – available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Training and development opportunities with a focus on progression

Weston 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

Please be aware that Weston College reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received

Please note – the SEND department are based at Knightstone Campus, however you may be required to work at any of our locations, depending on the needs of the learners.

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