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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Intermediate Apprenticeship at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

They will be working under the direction of the class teacher whose lesson planning and day-to-day direction set the framework within which the individual works. Job titles include: teaching assistant; classroom assistant; learning support assistant; additional needs assistant; pastoral/welfare support assistant; bilingual support assistant; foundation stage assistant.

Course content

This is a nationally recognised qualification that provides a broad and thorough training programme for all those supporting teaching and learning in schools, and covers topics such as:

Schools as Organisations – Reviewing policies and legislation and the impact on the sector
Child and Young Person Development – knowledge of child development from birth to 19, and the factors, including transitions, which may affect development
Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People – reviewing legislation, guidelines and how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person is being harmed or abused, including E-Safety
Support Learning Activities – the knowledge and skills required to support learning activities. This will include an understanding of the planning, delivery, assessment and review cycle.

Sessions are reviewed regularly and updated to meet the requirements of employers and learners in line with sector changes and the focus of legislation and good practice requirements.

Future opportunities

The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools has been designed to enable students to progress as a member of the school support staff team. This course will also suit existing workers to gain a qualification that will enhance their career prospects or enable their progression onto further study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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