Appropriately trained and deployed staff, supporting teaching and learning in schools, play a crucial role in supporting pupils, parents and colleagues. Employers have helped to design these revised apprenticeships to support the increasing demand for trained support staff in schools, attract new people to the sector, up-skill the workforce and replace those who leave or retire.



The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship is applicable to learning support staff whose responsibilities at work are supervised.

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in School
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT

The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is applicable to learning support staff whose role requires competence across a range of responsibilities and who may be working unsupervised.

  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT

Duration

Level 2 Programme - 7 Half-Terms/60 Weeks
Level 3 Programme - 9 Half-Terms/76 Weeks
Complete Programme - 16 Half-Terms/136 Weeks

EXAMPLE UNITS

Unit 2: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
Learners will study how to interact with children and young people to develop respectful, professional relationships, including how to behave appropriately with children and young people at different stages of development and how to manage disagreements.

Unit 6: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
Learners will study how to interact with children and young people to develop respectful, professional relationships, including how to behave appropriately with children and young people at different stages of development and how to manage disagreements.

Unit 9: Supporting Learning Activities
Learners will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills to support learning activities. We focus the unit on identifying what learners need to do to support the planning, delivery, assessment and review cycle within the school.