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This apprenticeship will confer occupational competence for supporting teaching and learning and assess development of knowledge and skills relating to teaching and learning. This apprenticeship provides evidence of competence of being a support teacher. It is suitable for a learner who is currently working in a school.
Examples of work roles are: teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants.
This apprenticeship is designed primarily for those engaged in face-to-face work with children and adults in a school.
The Apprenticeship is made up of the following four components:
1. Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Optional Units include:
2. Level 2 Functional Skills in English, level 1 in maths and ICT
3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
4. Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS) embedded in Certificate
A telephone interview is required. Learners must be aged 16 years and older and working a minimum of 30 hours each week in a school.
English, maths and IT grades A-C (or equivalent) preferred.
Production of a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating understanding and competence in practice.
Methods of evidence include: Direct Observation by Assessor, Reflective Accounts, Professional Discussions with Assessor, Work Products, Cache Assignment Tasks.
This Apprenticeship is intended to provide learners with a good starting point within the sector.
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Level 3 Diploma Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Basingstoke College of Technology
Worting Road, Basingstoke
Hampshire, RG21 8TN