- Course Code: CC495
- Duration: 2 academic years
- Validated by: National Council Further Education
- Study Mode: Part time
The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in the Education sector. Learning support staff, such as Teaching Assistants and Cover Supervisors, plays a vital role in today's classrooms by making sure students get the most out of their lessons. This Apprenticeship will give you a fulfilling opportunity to work with children and young people while also gaining an understanding of their development. Your duties will vary depending on how the teachers you work with plan their lessons and organise day-to-day classroom activities. Your main role will be supporting children and young people to develop their skills across the curriculum; however you could find yourself supervising arts and crafts activities, helping with outings or reading to the class.
- What will I study?
Selection of units from the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship:
- Child and young person development
- Support learning activities
- Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
- Help improve own and team practice in schools
- Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
- Support children and young people's health and safety.
- Entry Requirements
Students will need a minimum Grade D in GCSE Maths and English Language. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.
Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.
- How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:
- Course work
- Oral questioning
- Portfolio of evidence
- Practical demonstration/assignment
- Practical examination
- Written examination.
- What can I do next?
Once you have completed your Advanced Apprenticeship you will also be able to apply to a range of Universities or take up employment as a practioner in the Early Years setting. Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation.
Particular courses students progress on to include:
- Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree FdA
- Disability Studies (Inclusive Practice) Foundation Degree FdA
- Teaching & Learning Support (Primary) Foundation Degree FdA
- Your Study Programme