Boston and Spalding
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Our Level 3 (Advanced) Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of advanced teaching and learning techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.
This Apprenticeship provides training for the roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant, whilst gaining a qualification at the same time.
You will attend a work placements for four and a half days and College for the remaining half day of the week, where you will learn the under pinning knowledge and theory you need to support your practical training.
The apprenticeship is undertaken over a two year period, including full time employment in a school setting with a weekly afternoon release to Boston College to attend taught theory based workshops. Candidates will also attend college to gain a Level 2 Functional Skills ICT qualification if they do already hold the relevant requirement.
Eleven mandatory units are delivered in the workshops that will link to the practical skills learnt and developed in the school workplace environment. These will be assessed through a variety of methods including workplace observations, written assignments, professional discussion, verbal questions, reflection and gathering of product evidence. These will build a portfolio of evidence to complete the qualification.
These mandatory units include:
In addition to the mandatory units apprentices will select either four or five optional units to the value of 12 credits to study that relate specifically to their practice and setting. These are researched independently, although guidance will be given by the tutor and assessor. Popular topics include supporting literacy, numeracy, bilingual learners, teamwork, planning and delivering learning within the wider curriculum, supporting children with special educational needs, physical and sensory needs. Supporting children with cognitive delays, social and emotional needs and planning and leading an extra -curricular activity.
The entry qualifications for the Level 3 (Advanced) Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship are five GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade 4 or above), including English and maths.
If you are unable to meet these entry qualifications an alternative course is Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Certificate, Adult part time route.
The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship will take you two years to complete. You will study at College for half a day a week, and four and a half days with your employer.
The Apprenticeship is an independent learning programme. You will complete a qualification during your training and will be expected to complete assignments on time.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.70 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.20 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £5.90 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.38 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £7.83 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
This course is 60% practical and 40% theory.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as group work, case studies, courses work and work based evidence.
A Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship could lead to specific progression and or specialism routes such as:
Learning Support Foundation Degree
Leading on to a BA (Hons) Primary Teaching Studies with QTS, BA (Hons) Early Childhood, BA (Hons) in Education or BA (Hons) Children and Youth Work.
Leading on to Graduate teacher Programme (GTP) or Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Alternatively specialist teaching assistant roles such as: higher level teaching assistant, cover supervisor, supporting gifted and talented learners, team leadership, literacy and numeracy support, disability and special educational needs support, bilingual support, invigilation and administrative support.
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