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Supporting Teaching & Learning - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at East Surrey College

Course description

This qualification provides students with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments. In choosing optional units the student can tailor the qualification towards their interests or their work place.

Course content

The units cover children's development, safeguarding, equality and inclusion, supporting positive behaviour, communication and professional relationships with children, adults and other agencies, planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to promote and support learning alongside the teacher and schools as organisations.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for an Apprenticeship but you must be in paid work for a minimum of 30 hours per week. It is essential you have the right mind-set for working full time and studying at the same time. Having a can-do attitude, being flexible and reliable are also important. You must also be able to communicate effectively with others.


Working with your Assessor you will put together a portfolio of evidence to meet the criteria. This will include observation in the workplace, written tasks, discussion and work products. Achievement of the functional skills is via computer based exams.

Financial information

If you are under 19 when you start your apprenticeship then tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please call our Employer Services team for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.

Future opportunities

The CACHE qualification is fast becoming the recognised qualification for Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Assistants in all types of schools.

Further information

If you have an employer please contact our Employer Services team on 01737 788316

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 2 Years
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