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)

Advanced 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, working on their own or as part of a team.  It covers a variety of areas including children and young people's development, supporting those with disabilities or special education needs and communication and professional relationships.   Apprentices must complete 16 mandatory units to achieve the qualification. 

Mandatory Units Include:

  • Schools and colleges as organisations
  • Understand how to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand how children and young people develop
  • Support positive behaviour in children
  • Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Support children and young people during learning activities

Duration:

14 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

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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Further Teaching Assistant Qualifications Available at The Henley College

Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges