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Apprenticeships in teaching, learning and assessment are suitable for a full range of new, and current, employees working in classroom roles in the education industry to support students, parents and colleagues to ensure pupils fulfil their potential.

Learners on our apprenticeship programmes benefit from industry experienced lecturers, and teaching both in our modern facilities and the workplace, a full list of our apprenticeship programmes can be found below:

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, Level 2

Course Overview

The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship is applicable to learning support staff whose responsibilities at work are closely supervised and working under the direction of the class teacher.

The framework provides training for the roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant; special needs assistant; behaviour support assistant/coordinator; pastoral/welfare assistant; foundation stage assistant or team leader.

Apprenticeship programmes provide a structured paid national training route within the workplace, which is supported with ongoing professional development. You will have the opportunity to undertake a ‘portfolio’ of skills and qualifications that will allow you to progress within your work environment and or progress to both further and higher education, if necessary.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but all candidates will need to attend an information session before starting the programme. You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in the professional area that your Apprenticeship is in. All candidates will need to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to starting the apprenticeship training. You need to be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.

When we have received your application you will be invited into college for an interview.

Training

Mandatory Units include:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities

You will have a range of optional units to select from which include: Prepare and Maintain Learning Environments; Provide Displays in Schools; Provide Support for Therapy Sessions or Support Assessment for Learning.

Delivery

You will attend college one day per week and receive visits from the trainer throughout your employment. Additional time for Functional Skills study if required.

Assessment

You will attend group sessions and take part in work based assessments to demonstrate proof of competence through your own work whilst on the programme. Methods of assessment include assignments, case studies, observations, witness testimonies, reflective accounts and some work products.

You will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence. Assessment and verification will be undertaken by the college. This will be carried out by qualified lecturers, assessors and internal verifier.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Start Date: Various

Duration: 13 months

Early Years Educator, Level 3

Course Overview

This qualification provides the suitable level of occupational competence to meet regulatory and registration requirements for the sector.

Achievement of this qualification will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the sector, e.g. Nursery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, Pre-school Manager/Coordinator, Managing a Home Childcare business. There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Foundation Degrees in Early Years. This in turn will support the achievement of Early Years Professional Status (Graduate level).

Entry Requirements

Level 3 determines that the apprentice should be working at a level where they may either be working on their own or supervising others, the apprentice should have prior experience of the sector and be employed in a position whereby they would be able to demonstrate the competencies required at this level.

You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in the professional area that your Apprenticeship is in. All candidates will need to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to starting the apprenticeship training. You need to be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.

When we have received your application you will be invited into college for an interview.

Training

You will study the Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) (QCF), which includes topics such as:

  • Understand Children’s Early Years Education and Development
  • Implementing Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Plan and Provide Effective Teaching and Learning in Early Years Settings
  • Understanding How to Promote Play and Learning in the Early Years
  • Accurate use of assessment in the Early Years
  • Partnership working in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Delivery

You will attend college one day per week and receive visits from the trainer throughout your employment. Additional time for Functional Skills study if required.

Assessment

You will attend group sessions and take part in work based assessments. You will demonstrate proof of competence through your work whilst on the programme. Methods of assessment used by the assessors are assignments, case studies, observations, witness testimonies, reflective accounts and some work products.

The candidate will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence. Assessment and verification will be undertaken by the college. This will be carried out by qualified lecturers, assessors and internal verifiers.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Start Date: Various

Duration: 12 to 18 months

Teaching Assistant, Level 3

Course Overview

This Apprenticeship provides development to learning support staff whose role requires competence across a range of responsibilities. You will learn how to contribute to planning, implementing and evaluating learning activities whilst working alongside the teacher to support whole class activities as well as working on your own with an individual or groups of pupils.

This framework provides training for the roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant; special needs assistant; behaviour support assistant/coordinator; pastoral/welfare assistant; foundation stage assistant or team leader.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but ideally the candidate should be educated to Level 2 and must be working within the sector. You will attend an information session before starting the programme. You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in the professional area that your Apprenticeship is in. You will be required to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to starting the apprenticeship training. You need to be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.

When we have received your application, you will be interviewed by an assessor.

Training

Mandatory Units include:

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • School as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour

You will also have a range of optional units to select from which include: Provide Literacy and Numeracy Support; Support Children’s Speech, Language and Communication; Support Disabled Children and Young People and Those with Special Educational Needs; Support Individuals to Meet Personal Care Needs.

Delivery

You will attend college one day per week and receive visits from the trainer throughout your employment. Additional time for Functional Skills study if required.

Assessment

You will attend weekly group sessions and take part in work based assessments. You will demonstrate proof of competence through your own work whilst on the programme. Methods of assessment used are assignments, case studies, observations, witness testimonies, reflective accounts and some work products.

You will produce a portfolio of evidence. Assessment and verification will be undertaken by the college. This will be carried out by qualified lecturers, assessors and internal verifier.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Start Date: Various

Duration: 18 months


Employer Information

Employer Fees:

Levy: £2,500
Non-levy: £125

Employer Incentive: £0 - £1000