Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This apprenticeship program is aimed at staff working under the direction of a teacher, contribute to preparing the classroom for learning activities. Working with groups of, and individual pupils, who require extra support.

Typical roles include teaching assistant, classroom assistant, learning support assistant.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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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 2):

Mandatory Units:

  • Child & young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children & young people
  • Communication & professional relationships with children, young people and adult
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children & young people
  • Maintain and support relationships with children & young people
  • Support children & young people’s health & safety
  • Support children & young people’s positive behaviour
  • Support Learning activities
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools

2. Functional Skills: English Level 2 & Maths and ICT at Level 1

3. Employment Rights & Responsibilities Workbook

4. Personal Thinking & Learning Skills

For more information or to recruit an Apprentice,
please contact our  Employer Hotline on 01252 407299
or visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/apprentice  


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What Next?

Successful completion of this level 2 apprenticeship could lead onto level 3 support teaching and learning in Schools.

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The training programme is intended for new or existing support staff working under supervision in a school setting.

The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with 4 GCSEs A*- D or 9 - 3 to include Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment.

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