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Apprenticeship - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Programme Description



An Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme at Level 3 where the learner is 'earning while learning'. The programme is ideally suited to employees who are emloyed as Teaching Assistants or similar support workers who have some responsibility within their job role. The Apprentice will be employed and receive at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. The Apprentice will attend college on an afternoon/evening and should achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.


Programme Features



  • All learners will be supported by a Training Adviser/Assessor who will monitor progress towards achieving targets on a regular basis
  • The Training Adviser/Assessor will liaise closely with the employer to ensure that qualifications are achieved within timescale
  • The Training Adviser/Assessor will assess the Apprentice in the workplace as and when required
  • Experienced, knowledgeable and supportive staff deliver college based units

Progression & Employment



An Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme at Level 3 where the learner is 'earning while learning'. The programme is ideally suited to employees who are emloyed as Teaching Assistants or similar support workers who have some responsibility within their job role. The Apprentice will be employed and receive at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. The Apprentice will attend college on an afternoon/evening and should achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.


Programme Content



Level 3 Diploma in Supporting teaching and Learning in Schools

Compulsory units include: Understand child and young person development; understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people; Promote equality; diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people; support children and young people’s health and safety; support learning activities.

Example of optional units: Support literacy development; support numeracy development; provide bilingual support for teaching and learning; support children and young people during transitions in their lives; lead an extra-curricular activity; lead and motivate others.

  • ESW Level 2 Application of Numbers
  • ESW Level 2 Communication
  • ESW Level 2 Information Technology
  • Employee Rightts and Responsibilities

Programme Assessment



Coursework, assignments, work based observations and work based evidence.


Programme Entry Requirements



Apprentices must be employed as members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills. Subject to successful interview.