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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship Level 3 at Sheaf Training

Course description

This apprenticeship will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. It includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication.

Working in a supervisory role (but not necessarily) within a nursery/early learning and childcare setting, providing care for young children.

At this level of training the pathway you should be working at a level where you may either be working on your own or supervising others, you should have prior experience of the sector.


Course content

Level 3 Diplomas are comprised of both mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Engage in personal development in children’s and young people’s settings
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people
  • Support learning activities

A full range of units will be made available once the learner commences the qualification. Final selection of units is made with the agreement of the employer to ensure the qualification is tailored to the role.

Entry requirements

Maths and English grade D/5+ or above plus an existing level 2 qualification or relevant in-work experience.


All learning done in the workplace with the exception of guided learning sessions 1 day per week at the training centre and functional skills which, if required, is done through timetabled sessions also within our training centres.

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

Future opportunities

Completing this apprenticeship could provide the opportunity to progress into a range of posts including;

• Senior Teaching Assistant

• Senior Learning Support Assistant

• Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant

Further information

For further information please contact;

Gareth Urwin

Programme Manager

Sheffield City Council

01142 296183

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: 18 January 2018

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