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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Course title: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Course level: Level 2
Qualification: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: Pearson Education Ltd.
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 1 year
Venue: Employer Premises


The purpose of this apprenticeship is to support the ongoing demand for learning support staff in schools.  Apprenticeships present an ideal opportunity to attract potential recruits into the school workforce and will help schools in succession planning.

Apprentices in this field will be working under the direction of the class teacher whose lesson planning and day-to-day direction set the framework within which the individual works.

Apprentices looking to enter a career as a classroom assistant will gain the required essential skills and knowledge needed to support children’s learning within an educational environment.

Apprentices learn how to support children at different stages of their development and learning, using a wide range of academic activities within a school environment and much more.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Modules and units

  • Child and Young Person Development
  • Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
  • Help Improve Own and Team Practice in Schools
  • Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
  • Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
  • Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
  • Support Learning Activities
  • Schools as Organisations

Entry requirements

  • English grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • Maths grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) will be assessed via the combined Diploma.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification.  They are…

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

How will I be assessed?

The certificate requires you to have a placement in a school working at key stage one or above and to have a minimum of 10 hours a week working with a class teacher. You will be observed in your placement by your course tutor and put into practice the knowledge you learn in college

Qualifications achieved

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1
  • English Functional Skills Level 1
  • ERR
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

Employment opportunities exist within primary, special and secondary schools in both the state and independent sectors.

Opportunities also exist to move into other roles across the wider children’s workforce e.g child care, play work or youth work.

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools for those who have the potential and opportunity to work at this level.

Possible employment outcomes:

  • Teaching/Classroom Assistant
  • Team Leader
  • Additional Needs Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Behaviour Support Assistant/Coordinator
  • Foundation Stage Assistant

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

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Apprenticeship May Drop-In & Advice Session

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm