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Supporting Teaching and Learning in School Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Apprenticeships are a great way to learn and earn at the same time. If you are already working within a teaching environment, perhaps as a teaching or classroom assistant, and want to gain a recognised qualification to support yuor career aspiration, this Apprenticeship is perfect for you. Throughout your study you will be supported by both your employer and a team of professional assessors from New College Nottingham. 

Course content

This course consists of the following:

  • Level 3 Specialist Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (NVQ)
  • Functional Skills level 2 English, Maths and ICT
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Mandatory Units:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication and professional relationships
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support learning activities
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Engage in personal development
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Promote equality and inclusion
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Support health & safety

Optional Units:

  • Plan and deliver learning activities under direction
  • Support literacy and numeracy development
  • Support speech, language and communication
  • Support 14-19 curriculum delivery
  • Support bilingual learners
  • Support learners with special educational needs, behaviour, social and emotional development needs
  • Support learners with cognition, communication, sensory, physical or personal care needs
  • Support during transitions
  • Promote wellbeing and resilience
  • Assist in administration of medication
  • Invigilate tests, maintain learner records, monitor resources
  • Support young people to achieve educational potential, make positive changes, in relation to sexual health
  • Improving the attendance in statutory education and who are excluded from school
  • Work in partnership with parents
  • Supervise on journeys, travel
  • Leadership and management, plan, allocate and monitor work team, set objectives and provide support for team members

To achieve the full qualification students must attain a minimum of 44 credits in total

This comprises of :

  • All of the mandatory units (32 credits)
  • A further 12 credits must be achieved from the relevant pathway combinations in the Optional Groups

Units to be discussed with assessor and selected for the appropriate job role

Entry requirements

Students must: 

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • GCSE Grades A-C in English & Maths
  • Not be in full-time education or on any other training programme
  • Have lived in the UK for the past three years
  • Students will be expected to have a contract to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. This must be paid employment. However, you can still apply for this course if you are actively seeking employment, but this must be in place before you can commence the training.

There are no formal entry requirements for any level, however the employer may stipulate entry qualifications when recruiting an apprentice to a particular job role. 

As there may be different entry requirements for apprenticeships, depending on the occupational sector, all students are required to have an initial assessment test.


An approved assessor will visit candidates in the workplace to provide training and assess practical work. Candidates will build a portfolio written/electronic of evidence to show knowledge & understanding, occupational competence and skills development.

Test assessment will be undertaken for English, ICT and Maths.

Future opportunities

  • Foundational Degree in Supporting Teaching & Learning

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 26 April 2016

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