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Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning at Rotherham College

Course description

Do you aspire to teach and help others learn new skills?

Are you interested in becoming a trainer, teacher, teaching assistant or mentor within education?

Then Rotherham College can help you take the next steps in your career. You will spend your time enhancing your personal and research skills while receiving both vocational training and academic learning to gain a vital mix of experience in both the theory and practise of teaching or training.

Whether you’re looking to start your career or build on existing skills to progress further, then Rotherham College can support you to achieve your aspirations through courses starting at Level 2 and working up to and including university-level. Refer to the Rotherham College Higher Education Prospectus for the Certificate in Education, PGCE and other degrees in education, professional development and teaching.

Course content

This Apprenticeship is suitable for those who are experienced and are either employed or volunteer within the education sector. The Apprenticeship will provide you with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to support development and practice within schools. Completing this Apprenticeship not only increases your skills and knowledge, it helps to improve your confidence. On this Apprenticeship you will examine various policies, examples of children’s work and teacher planning as well as being observed in a supporting role.

What will I study?

•Developing professional relationships

•Promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

•Promoting equality and diversity

•Supporting assessment for learning and learning activities

•Understanding children and young people’s development

•Engaging in personal development in health and social care


•Communicating with young people and adults (this list is not exhaustive)

•Depending on your grades on entry you may need to study English, maths and IT

What added value will I receive?

•Rotherham College prides itself on giving a quality service, having achieved a grade two ‘Good’ from Ofsted

•The teaching team are very experienced and will support you throughout the course in order to help you achieve the qualification

•We have excellent links with employers and can support your placement activities

Entry requirements

•You should be working in a school or have a placement you have organised for 8–16 hours per week

•You will need to obtain a full Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS formerly CRB)

•Ideally you should have English GCSE at grade C or above or Functional Skills Level 2 Award

•You will also be encouraged to study towards a Level 2 Functional Skills if you do not have an equivalent in numeracy


There is no formal exam required but you will need to produce a portfolio of evidence including a range of tasks such as written assignment, presentation, observation by both the school and the teaching team.

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course enables you to progress on to the Foundation Degree in Learning Support.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



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 2016
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