Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Education and Early Years
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Course Length To be confirmed

This Apprenticeship framework has been designed specifically for people working in a school and supporting children’s learning. The main qualification has been designed to provide an introduction to the practical skills and knowledge required in a teaching assistant role and will provide occupational competence to work under the supervision of a class teacher. You will also be studying employment rights and responsibilities and personal learning and thinking skills.

This is a course which lasts one year. You will attend college for one day a week to cover the underpinning knowledge and complete your functional skills. Your tutor will set assignments to assess the underpinning knowledge and there will be examinations for functional skills. Your assessor will arrange to see you in your work place to assess your competence. An Online portfolio system is used which is accessible to you 24/7.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 3 or above in English and Maths and in some cases ICT, however, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

You need patience, understanding, and a strong desire to work with people and good communication skills. You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for your employer.

  • Tutorial and assessor support
  • Online portfolio and resources
  • You will have access to a learning resource centre
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