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Intermediate 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 supporting teaching and learning in schools and will help to enhance your role as a teaching assistant. The Apprenticeship covers a range of topics to help you develop the skills required to provide support in schools. Completing this Apprenticeship not only increases your skills and knowledge it also helps to improve your confidence. 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?

•Supporting learning activities


•Supporting relationships and positive behaviour •Equality and diversity

•Health and safety

•Working as part of a team

•Subject to 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 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 or be willing to study towards them

•Have a school willing to support your Apprenticeship


There is no formal exam required however you will need to produce a portfolio of evidence for the STL programme and there are formal exams required for Maths, English and ICT. In addition to this, you will be observed in the school by both the school and your course tutor.

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 Apprenticeship enables you to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Support Teaching and Learning or the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

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: 11 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Course code: FRW13L2-1

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • The Enquiry Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01709 722858
    • Email address: