Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching & Learni Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching & Learni
Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This Apprenticeship will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. It includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication.

Typical roles include: Senior Teaching Assistant, Senior Learning Support Assistant, Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

This training programme is delivered through a weekly College Workshop (term time) and assessed in the workplace.

There are also additional off job workshops held at Farnborough College of Technology to support Functional skills & ERR (non term time)   

What modules are covered?

The Apprenticeship provides an opportunity to develop the skills & knowledge needed to support learners and includes the following four components:

1. Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (Level 3):

Mandatory Units:

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young peopl and adults
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

2. Functional Skills: English, Maths and ICT at Level 2

3. Employment Rights & Responsibilities Workbook

4. Personal Thinking & Learning Skills

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What Next?

Successful completion of this Apprenticeship could lead to Higher Education or Full Time Employment in the sector.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The training programme is intended for existing support staff working in a school setting.

The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with 5 GCSEs A*- C or 9 - 4 to include Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment. 

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