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Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship at Leeds City College

Course description

This apprenticeship is about providing support in the classroom. After all, teachers aren't the only ones who make a difference to learning in schools. Learning support staff, such as teaching assistants, play a vital role in today's classrooms by making sure students get the most out of their lessons.

They work with teachers, carry out duties like lesson preparation, and work with small groups or individuals, allowing the teacher to concentrate on teaching the class. Some learning support staff specialise in areas like music or special needs.

As an apprentice, you'll work under the close supervision of a class teacher. Your duties will vary depending on how the teachers you work with plan their lessons and handle day-to-day classroom activities. However, you could find yourself supervising arts and crafts activities, helping with outings, or reading to the class.

Course content

In order to achieve a full apprenticeship you must successfully complete the different parts of the framework over 18 to 24 months.

This consists of sector related industry qualifications:

Competence qualifications available to this pathway

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Mandatory Units

  • Child and young person development
  • 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
  • Support children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities

Optional Units

  • Schools as organisations
  • Contribute to supporting bilingual learners
  • Invigilate tests and examinations
  • Prepare and maintain learning environments
  • Provide displays in schools
  • Support assessment for learning Support children and young people at meal or snack times
  • Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Support children and young people's play and leisure
  • Support children and young people's travel outside of the setting
  • Support extra-curricular activities
  • Support the use of information and communication technology for teaching and learning
  • Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care
  • Provide support for therapy session

Functional Skills qualifications

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in ICT

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

A rigorous recruitment and selections process is carried out to ensure that the aspiring apprentices are suited to enduring this exciting and challenging route of study. GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths would be an advantage.

However if you cannot provide evidence of this then you will be required to sit an online assessment test. Employment in School or teaching environment.

Assessment

A wide range of assessment methods are used in the workplace. Evidence reflects how you have carried out the process relating to your competence.

For example: The process that you carry out could be recorded in an observation or witness testimony. Products relating to your competence could be minutes of a meeting, e mails, letters, manufacturing instructions, photos and health and safety checks.

Different forms of questioning are carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process.

Further information

Search and apply online for our current vacancies or alternatively you can complete the online application form or e-mail a copy of your cv to the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team.

Contact us on: T: 0113 216 2337 / 0113 308 7918

E: apprenticeships@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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