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Supporting and Teaching Intermediate Apprenticeship at North Lindsey College

Course description

Apprenticeships are employment-led programmes where you combine real work with study, and so link theory to practice. You will attend College on a weekly basis for one day per week for off the job training to gain underpinning knowledge in order to complete the framework. You may need to attend additional days at college for GCSEs and/or functional skills. Ideally, you will complete your apprenticeship framework within 12 months.

Course content

You will gain an insight into the role and responsibility expected of a level 2 teaching assistant through the mandatory units as follows:

- Children's and young persons' development (2 credits) 
- Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (3 credits) 
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults (2 credits) 
- Support learning activities (4 credits) 
- Support children's and young people's positive behaviour (2 credits) 
- Maintain and support relationships with children and young people (3 credits) 
- Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people (2 credits) 
- Support children and young people's health and safety (3 credits) 
- Help and improve own and team practice in schools (3 credits) 

Entry requirements

To take up a place on the Apprenticeship programme you should:
- Be a minimum age of 17 years (as specified by the National Minimum Standards)
- Be employed or volunteer within an appropriate setting
- Have a clean DBS Enhanced Disclosure 
- Have a letter of support from your employer

An initial screening and assessment test to assess your English and Maths levels will form part of the interview process.


The Apprenticeship will primarily be assessed by direct observation of your work practice, oral questioning, written assignments, professional discussion, learning journal/diary and witness testimony. Your assessor from College will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis to Functional skills are assessed through external tests. Where possible these tests will be taken on the day you attend College. However, you may have to attend a different day subject to timetabling of external assessments. 
Your progress on the programme will be reviewed a minimum of every 6 - 10 weeks in your workplace with your employer. Targets will be set that reflect your individual needs and help you to progress through your qualification in a timely manner.

Future opportunities

L3 Apprenticeship in STLS

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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