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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Wiltshire College

Course description

This course is aimed at learners working in a School or College supporting teaching and learning in the classroom and employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week. 

This course has been designed to:

  • Develop the knowledge and understanding that all people working in a school will need.
  • Enable learners to develop and practice the skills required for progression in the sector.
  • Encourage learners to reach a level of skills and knowledge that will facilitate progression on to further vocational training or to potential employment in the sector.

The Advanced Apprenticeship course also has other components that have to be achieved, these are;

Functional Skills Math's, English and ICT all at Level 2 or you should already have GCSE grade C or above to be exempt from doing these Functional Skills.

Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS)

Course content

To achieve the whole apprenticeship framework 59 credits are required.

To achieve the Level 3 Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools Diploma, learners must achieve 32 credits in total from both the Mandatory and Optional units (minimum 12 credits from the Optional units) 40 credits must be achieved at level 3 or above.

Mandatory units:

  • Communication
  • Promoting health and safety
  • Supporting learning activities
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Supporting assessment for learning
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Children and Young People's development
  • Schools as an organization
  • Developing professional relationships
  • Personal development

Optional units are combined in a number of groups:

Group A - Supporting learning

Group B - English as an additional language

Group C- Special educational needs

Group D - Providing pastoral support

Group E - Supporting the wider work of the school

Group F - Working with colleagues.

There are a number of required and barred combinations from the optional units and these will be explained at induction.

Entry requirements

For this advanced apprenticeship you will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours and you have to be employed for a maximum of 18 months to allow time for you to complete all the framework to this course. 


You will achieve an Advanced Apprenticeship in supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Future opportunities

You could move onto higher education, this can be discussed further with careers advisors within the College.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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