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Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 Apprenticeship at Kent Training & Apprenticeships

Course description

This Apprenticeship will help you develop skills and knowledge to provide a professional and effective role in a school environment.

You will contribute to planning, implementing and evaluating learning activities. Work alongside a teacher to support whole class activities, as well as working on autonomously with individuals and groups of pupils.

As an Advanced Apprentice you may also have additional responsibilities within the school such as team leadership, pastoral support, curriculum support, cover supervision, exam invigilation or extra-curricular activities.

It is aimed that by the end of your Apprenticeship you will be working to a high level of autonomy and personal responsibility.

Course content

You will work towards the achievement of the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools. This will embed Personal Learning and Thinking Skills which will help you reflect on your learning and practice.

All Apprentices complete an e-portfolio to demonstrate competence and knowledge.

The following are some of the topics covered:

• Children and young person development

• Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

• Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

• Schools as organisations

Functional Skills at Level 2 in English, maths and ICT are a required component of the Apprenticeship, these are exam based and course work is delivered by a combination of remote assessment and one to one support.

Achievement of Employee Rights and Responsibilities knowledge will also be a requirement of the Apprenticeship. This ensures the understanding of aspects around employment and legislation, which relate to the work in this area.

It is expected you will complete the programme within 24 months.

Entry requirements

We require all prospective candidates to take an initial assessment of Literacy and Numeracy. You will be required to have an interview to ensure that the programme is the right one for you.


All Apprentices will have direct observation within the work place, by their assessor to enable them to collate evidence and show competency.

All Apprentices be expected to complete assignments, undertake research, self-study and information to provide evidence specific to the job role.

Financial information

The national minimum wage for apprentices is £2.73 per hour. Some employers will pay more and some will pay travel expenses.

Future opportunities

On completion of this qualification we can offer candidates information and advice regarding their next steps. Candidates who complete the Diploma may wish to take up continuing professional development opportunities through the option units


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: 29 January 2015
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