Supporting Teaching and Learning

Intermediate Apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning - Level 2

The Intermediate Apprenticeship is for those who want to support teaching and learning in any type of school; primary (including foundation stage); secondary; special and pupil referral units. The qualification covers the role of teaching assistants but have been broadened in scope to include new roles and responsibilities such as:

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills required and covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships. 

Apprentices must complete 9 mandatory units and a selection of optional units to achieve the qualification.

 

Mandatory Units:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • 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
  • Support children and young people's health and safety

Duration:

12 months

Training:

Apprentices will spend one day a month at college and have regular work based assessments.  There will also be extra sessions for functional skills if required.

Suitable for:

Those who are new to working in a school as a teaching assistant or those who are already working as a teaching assistant and would like to gain a qualification.

Progression Routes

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Supporting Teaching and Learning (Advanced Apprenticeship)

Advanced Apprenticeship includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 1(depending on prior grades)
  • ERR (Employer Rights and Responsibilities)

 

 

Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning - Level 3

The Advanced Apprenticeship adds more responsibility to the role. Apprentices help plan, carry out and evaluate a wide range of learning activities whilst working both alongside the teacher to support classroom activities, alone with individuals or groups of students.

Apprentices must complete 11 mandatory units and a selection of optional units to achieve the qualification.

 

Mandatory Units Include:

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in working with children and young people
  • Support assessment for learning

Duration:

12 months

Training:

Apprentices will spend one day a month at college and have regular work based assessments.    There will also be extra sessions for functional skills if required.

Suitable for:

Those who have completed the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning or have been working as a teaching assistant for some time.

Progression Routes

Level 3 is an insight into teaching although does not count towards a teaching qualification.  You can become a team leader, 1:1 tutor, SENCO

 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 2 (depending on prior grades)
  • ERR (Employer Rights and Responsibilities)

 

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