WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Are you looking for an opportunity to earn while you learn? Then an apprenticeship is right for you! On an apprenticeship you can: • Gain training whilst you are employed and earning a wage • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications • Benefit from coaching and mentoring from industry professionals • Enhance your career prospects. We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn and we work with employers to recruit Apprentices seeking an Apprenticeship placement. If you don’t think you have the necessary ‘work-ready skills’, we also offer Traineeships. This course provides the essential work preparation training, English, Maths and work experience needed to secure your Apprenticeship place.

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Location: Central Campus

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FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this Apprenticeship programme.

You will undertake a diagnostic assessment for both Maths and English and a free writing exercise prior to enrolment and should gain a Level 1 in both subjects.
If you have passed Maths and English GCSE with a Grade 4/C or above, or functional key skills at Level 2, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English functional skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

This programme usually lasts a minimum of 15 months and covers the principles of education and how children learn. You will understand safeguarding, contributing to the health and well-being of pupils and the law and health and safety. You’ll also gain skills in teamwork and one-to-one support. You will learn how to support literacy and numeracy activities in the classroom, and help with classroom resources and records.
This course will allow you to build a foundation of skills which are needed to be successful. You will work through a variety of modules to gain the experience and skills needed to succeed, including:
• Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
• Help improve own and team practice in schools
• Support children and young people's positive behaviour
• Provide displays in schools
• Provide support for therapy sessions

On successful completion of the course you will achieve the following qualifications:
Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Functional Skills Maths Level 1
Functional Skills English Level 1
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
Apprenticeship Achievement Certificate

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

All learners will have a dedicated trainer/assessor who will plan learning and assessments with you. The assessment methods used will include the following:
• Observation and assessment in the workplace
• Exams
• Course work
• Portfolio of evidence
• Witness Testimony

You may be asked to attend college and you will receive regular workplace assessments which will assess competency. You will be required to sit a number of exams during the programme in addition to creating a portfolio of learning.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include: simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions and support in writing assignments.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

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