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Level 2 Apprenticeship for Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools at Newcastle-under-Lyme College

Course description

You will work towards a Level 2 Certificate for Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools which covers: supporting learning activities, behaviour management, health and safety, safeguarding, equality and diversity, communication and schools as organisations. You will complete Functional Skills Level 1 in ICT. You will also achieve an Award in Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Entry requirements

To enter the programme you will need a suitable work placement and preferably hold GCSE or equivalent qualifications in maths and English.The college will support you in finding a suitable employer and will advertise all current vacancies.


Your progress is monitored and assessments arranged as the course progresses. They will take place on-the-job. Assessment has three aspects which are; observation of your actual performance; the knowledge and understanding you display in response to written and/ or spoken questions; and a portfolio of supporting material which you will build up containing assignments, case studies and testimony evidence.

Financial information

While you are on an apprenticeship programme your employer pays you a salary and supports you whilst you undertake your training.

Future opportunities

Progression onto the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.By completing the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools it will enable you to gain a role supporting staff in schools as a classroom assistant or learning support assistant providing extra support to pupils on a one to one/small group basis.

Further information

On the apprenticeship programme you usually attend college one day a week and spend a minimum of 30 hours a week working with your employer.A DBS is required before starting the programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle-under-Lyme College directly.

Last updated date: 25 November 2016
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