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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.


Location: Central Campus

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You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that has agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this Apprenticeship programme. GCSEs in Maths and English at a minimum of Grade 4/ Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 2.


  • Schools and colleges as organisations support health and safety in a learning environment
  • Understand how to safeguard children and young people develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Understand how children and young people develop
  • Support positive behaviour in children and young people
  • Support children and young people during learning activities
  • Support English and Maths skills
  • Support the use of ICT in the learning environment
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Engage in personal and professional development
  • Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication
  • Understand how to support bilingual learners
  • Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Support children and young people during transitions
  • Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people


All learners will have a dedicated trainer/assessor who will plan learning and assessments with you in the workplace. The assessment methods used will include the following:

  • Course work
  • Observation and assessment in the workplace
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Professional discussion
  • Reflective account

A final End Point Assessment will be taken consisting of a practical workplace observation and a professional discussion, on completion of this the Full Standard will be awarded. You will also receive the Level 3 Diploma In Supporting Teaching And Learning.

You will receive regular workplace assessments from industry specialists who will assess competency.

You will be required to submit assignments to demonstrate your knowledge in addition to creating a portfolio of evidence.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include:

  • Online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, and support in writing assignments.


You will progress within the workplace or seek Higher Level Teaching Assistant training (HLTA)

Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*

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