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Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools at Trafford College

Course description

Supported Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship framework.This consists of:* Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools(QCF) - 501/1208/9 (Competence, Knowledge and ERR)* Functional skills Mathematics Level 2* Functional skills Communications/English Level 2* Functional skills ICT Level 2* Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Assessment and Recognition (PLTS) is within the awardThe Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) is the main component within the Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting and Learning in Schools.The aim of this qualification is to contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of the school support staff. It provides an insight into the principles of care and legislation of the sector and will aid career development.This QCF competence/knowledge-based qualification is designed for those people who:* are involved in working under the direction of teachers as their primary work activity*are seeking a career in working with children and young people* wish to gain recognition of their skills and experience in a school environment

Entry requirements

All prospective learners will be interviewed and complete a skills scan & initial assessment.


The Diploma is the competence/knowledge based qualification assessed by portfolio.The qualification consists of a minimum of 44 credits.These are drawn from 32 mandatory credits, a minimum of 12 credits from the optional.Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Assessment and Recognition (PLTS) are assessed through the achievement of the framework.

Future opportunities

Successful students may progress to a higher level.

Further information

Contact: Margaret Carlile Childcare Co-Ordinator on 0161-886-7008Email contact:

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: 13 May 2016
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