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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship at level 3 at CSM Training

Course description

The number of staff supporting teaching and learning in schools has risen steadily from 133,500 in 1997 to 338,000 in 2009; from 25% of the total school workforce to 43.37% over the same period (figures from Statistical First Release 2010). indications are that numbers will continue to rise. Increasing workforce numbers together with the age profile of the current workforce mean there will be an ongoing demand for learning support staff in schools. Apprenticeships present an ideal opportunity to attract potential recruits into the school workforce and will help schools in succession planning. 

Course content

The qualification offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the vocational area they want to learn more about. The qualification has been designed to assess the knowledge and competence required to work in the sector. 

  • Application of Number – Level 2
  • Communication – Level 2
  • Information and Communications Technology – Level 2
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Future opportunities

Employment opportunities exist within primary, special and secondary schools in both the state and independent sectors. There will be increasing opportunities for apprentices to take on a wider range of responsibilities. Opportunities also exist to move into other roles across the wider children's workforce e.g. child care, play work or youth work.

Progression opportunities also include:
foundation degree e.g. for teaching assistants or supporting teaching and learning
training and/or assessment against the Higher Level Teaching Assistant professional standards to achieve HLTA status
Level 4 qualifications in a relevant area
The Early Years Sector – Endorsed Foundation Degree

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact CSM Training directly.

Last updated date: 21 August 2015
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