Teaching Assisstant Apprenticeship

This Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or Teaching Assistant apprenticeship is about providing support in the classroom, specifically, the needs of young people in schools.

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  • Entry Requirements

    • 16 years or over
    • GCSE English & maths or equivalent
    • Basic skills assessment in literacy & numeracy.
  • Qualifications

    • Knowledge element
    • Competence element
    • Functional Skills (English, maths & ICT)
    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
    • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.
  • Typical Job Titles

    • Level 2: Teaching assistant, classroom assistant and learning support assistant.
    • Level 3: Teaching / classroom / learning support assistant, behaviour support assistant/coordinator, pastoral / welfare support assistant, bilingual support assistant and team leader.
  • Duration

    Typically 12 to 24 months

  • Level

    2 & 3

  • Delivery

    A minimum of 30 hours of on the job training at work place per week including a day/ block release to study theory at our Uxbridge/Hayes/ Harrow campus.

Key Responsibilities

Learning support staff, such as teaching assistants, play a vital role in today’s classrooms by making sure students get the most out of their lessons. After all, teachers aren’t the only ones who make a difference to learning in schools. Learning support staff, such as teaching assistants, play a vital role in today’s classrooms by making sure students get the most out of their lessons.

Progression

If you complete a Level 2 Apprenticeship, you may be able to progress onto Level 3. Apprentices that complete Level 3 may be able to go onto a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or similar areas.

Course Outline

During the apprenticeship programme, an apprentice will require to spend minimum 30 hours of on-the-job training.

The core modules include:

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsLevel 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Mandatory units

  • Child and young person development
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Schools as organisations
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
  • Support children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Provide displays in schools
  • Provide support for therapy sessions.
Mandatory units

  • Communication and professional relationship with children and adults
  • Schools as organisation
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote children positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships with children
  • Promote equality and diversity and inclusion in work with children
  • Support assessment for learning Engage in professional development
  • Support children health and safety
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children.
Common modules for all apprenticeships

Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Generic skills - essential to life, learning and work. PLTS have a significant impact on a person’s ability to make a confident contribution, both within and outside of their working environment.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

  • Rights and responsibilities of workers (including equal opportunities legislation)
  • Organisation, disciplines and representative structures of the industries concerned
  • Impact on the sector of public law and policies.

Functional Skills

  • Application of Number – Level 1 or 2
  • Communication – Level 1 or 2
  • Information Communication Technology – Level 1 or 2.