Supporting Teaching and Learning

Intermediate Apprenticeship 

The Intermediate Apprenticeship covers a wide range of topics including children and young people's development, supporting those with disabilities, special education needs and communication, and professional relationships.  This qualification is designed to help apprentices gain the skills and knowledge required when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools.  Apprentices must complete 11 mandatory units to achieve the qualification. 

Mandatory Units Include:

  • Understand schools and colleges as organisations
  • Understand children and young people's development
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Maintain relationships with children
  • Promote effective learning environment
  • Support positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people

Duration:

14 months

Training:

  • One-off induction
  • Monthly workshops or work-based supported learning
  • On-the-job assessments
  • Employer led work related skills training
  • 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)

 

Intermediate Apprenticeship includes:

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

Advanced Apprenticeship 

The Advanced Apprenticeship is designed for those with a wider range of responsibilities, and provide learners with a secure understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments

It covers a variety of areas including child and young person development, safeguarding their welfare, the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion and supporting positive behaviour. Apprentices must achieve 11 mandatory units to achieve the qualification. 

Mandatory Units Include:

  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Understand how to safeguard children and young people
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
  • Promote positive behaviour in children and young people
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

Duration:

12 months

Training:

  • One-off induction
  • Monthly college workshops or work-based supported learning
  • On-the-job assessments
  • Employer led work related skills training
  • 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

Foundation degree or into the workforce.

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

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

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Further Teaching Assistant Qualifications Available at The Henley College

Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges