Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant) | Walsall College

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistant)

An Intermediate Apprenticeship is a great way of developing the skills and gaining the experience you need to progress in your career.

This apprenticeship is ideal for those currently working as or wishing to work as learning support staff and whose responsibilities at work are closely supervised. 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.

Students considering this framework should have an interest in working with children and should be suitable to do so as it is a requirement to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and barring Service) check.

How do you become an Apprentice?

You might already be employed but if not, we can help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available here:

What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?

Appropriately trained and deployed staff, supporting teaching and learning in schools, play a crucial role in supporting pupils, parents and colleagues. Employers have helped to design these revised Apprenticeships to support the increasing demand for trained support staff in schools, attract new people to the sector, up skill the workforce and replace those who leave or retire. Apprenticeships offer employers the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.

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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined.
To be accepted onto the programme it is desirable for you to have GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English or working towards this. If you have attained these grades it may give you an exemption from the functional skills components of the framework however if you do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to bring you up to the required level dependant on your initial assessment results.
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme.
Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework. If you do not have an offer of employment we may be able to assist you, however this cannot be guaranteed as demand for Apprenticeship places are high.

Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of pupils in Schools
Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
Level 2 qualifications in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, play work or Youth work for those wishing to transfer to other areas working with children and young people.

Basic Information

Course Code B79A24205P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 2
Type Int Apprenticeship
Start Date Various

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