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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant)

The Advanced Apprenticeship will help to build on the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people.

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  • Subject Area: Apprenticeships / Teaching
  • Mode: Work Based Learning
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    The Advanced Apprenticeship will help to build on the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people. This apprenticeship is aimed at those who work or want to work as classroom and support assistant, special needs assistant, teaching assistant, welfare assistant or team leader. Your duties will include making sure that the students and classroom teacher are well supported to deliver the learning experience defined by the school their year group and any particular student needs.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

    • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in schools
    • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
    • Level 3 in English, Maths
    • Level 2 ICT

    The topics covered in the course include:

    • A portfolio of evidence using different formats such as learning plans, written tasks, discussion and direct observation in the workplace.
    • Professional development, observation and assessment
    • You will need to gather evidence from your teaching setting such as accident reports, health and safety procedures, and feedback on pupil behaviour.
    • Your face-to-face assessor will require you to talk about your experiences at your setting.

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    You must have a Grade 4 or above GCSE in Maths and English Language before starting the course.

    You will need to demonstrate an interest in working in the education sector. All applicants that are interested in applying for apprenticeship training will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments. All candidates will be required to undergo a DBS check.


    How will I be assessed?

    An assessor will regularly assess you in your work place environment providing on-going support to compile your portfolio of evidence which will also include written assignments. You will also attend college at either at the Weybridge or Ashford for 32 weeks.


    Next Steps

    The advanced apprenticeship will enable you to progress to higher level jobs within the sector.

    This qualification will also provide you with an opportunity to progress to higher education to study the Teaching Assistant Foundation Degree.

    Typical Starting Salary once qualified - £18,000- £20, 000

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    Brooklands College Weybridge Campus

    Heath Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8TT

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