Apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


Apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools are work-based learning programmes which allow learners to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst developing practical skills in the work place. Apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools are available for caring and enthusiastic individuals who wish to support children from four to sixteen years to achieve their potential.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 2: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A* - E,grades 9 - 3 including English Language and mathematics.
Level 3: An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other equivalent Early Years qualification or experience and GCSE English Language and maths grades A* - C or grades 4/5.

Students must have a clear DBS Certificate.

What subjects will I study?

Level 2 units include: Child and young person development, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, Communication and professional relationships, equality diversity and inclusion, improve own and team practice, maintain and support relationships, support health and safety, support positive behaviour and support learning activities.

Level 3 units include: Communication and professional relationships, schools as organisations, support learning activities, promote positive behaviour, develop positive relationships, promote equality diversity and inclusion, support assessment for learning, understand child and young person development, understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people, support health and safety and engage in personal development.

How will I learn?

The apprenticeship framework is made up of practical work based training (with your employer) and training in college. In college you will study theory and gain the knowledge required to work as a teaching assistant. As an apprentice you will learn about employee rights and responsibilities and develop skills in English, maths and ICT.

How will I be assessed?

The apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and examination in ICT, English and maths.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Once the apprenticeship has finished there is the opportunity to keep on working, maybe get promoted or go on to higher education. Here at Furness College you can continue your studies by applying for the Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and Their Services.

How long is the course?

Level 2: 12 months
Level 3: 12 months

Are there any additional costs?

There are no specific extra costs, just stationery for study.

Can I get more information?

If you would like to discuss any aspects of this course please call us on 01229 825017, email or join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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