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Advanced Apprenticeship Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3

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Advanced Apprenticeship Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 3  Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

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Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)

Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or apprenticeships@stephensoncoll.ac.uk if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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Course Overview
This programme of study is suitable for those working in schools supporting children's learning. This qualification will enable the candidate to further develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in schools. It covers a wide range of areas including Supporting Children and Young People's Health and Safety, Supporting Assessment for Learning, Communication and Professional Relationships and Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. It is aimed at learners working in roles that support pupils learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
Candidates should have significant work experience in a school setting. Candidates will be expected to undertake initial diagnostics in maths, English and ICT. Some candidates may be exempt dependent upon prior attainment.

How Long Is The Course?
An Apprenticeship in Teaching Assistants will take 26 months to complete.

What Will I Learn?
An apprenticeship framework includes Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. The units make up a total of 44 credits. These are: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children,Young People and Adults, Schools as Organisations, Support Learning Activities, Promote Children and Young People's Positive Behaviour, Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults, Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People, Support Assessment for Learning, Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings, Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety, Understand Child and Young Person Development and Understand How to Safeguard the Well-being of Children and Young People. In addition, candidates select up to four optional units. As part of the Apprenticeship, candidates will also be required to undertake Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT, Employer Rights and Responsibilities, and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

How Will I Learn?
The underpinning knowledge is delivered through weekly classroom sessions using a range of methods including tutorials, group work and projects. Practical activities will play a central role within the course. Candidates gain valuable experience from time spent in placement which is fundamental to learning.

How Will I Be Assessed?
Candidates will be assessed through direct observation in the school environment and completion of a portfolio. Examinations will be taken in Maths, English and ICT.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Higher Level Teaching Assistant or Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Attendance Mode
Work Based

Course Type
Apprenticeships

Subject Area
TS