Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship
Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre
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Why this apprenticeship?
This apprenticeship trains you to provide support in the classroom. Learning support staff work with teachers, carry out duties like lesson preparation, and work with small groups or individuals.
The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Apprenticeship is applicable to learning support staff whose responsibilities at work are closely supervised and working under the direction of a classroom teacher.
It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in schools which could include:
- Teaching assistants in Primary, Secondary and Special schools
- Leaning mentors in schools
- Other support roles in schools such as Laboratory Assistant and Librarian
You will spend one day a week (20% of your time) with Hull Training and Adult Education and the rest of the week with your employer.
Learners must be aged 16 or over and should have:
- GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 and above, or
- Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2
- Good communication and problem solving abilities
- The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker
- Good IT skills and enjoy working on computers
You will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS).
English and maths will be assessed as this has to be at a good level to progress.
You will need a mentor at the school and have the support of the Head Teacher.
This qualification will enable the learner to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in schools.
The units cover children and young people’s development, the requirements of safeguarding and the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion.
It is suitable for students working in roles that support pupils’ learning, including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants.
- Child and young person development
- Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Equality, diversity and inclusion at work with children and young people
- Help improve own and team practice in schools
- Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
- Support children and young people’s health and safety
- Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
- Support learning activities
What qualifications will I achieve?
Learners who successfully complete this apprenticeship will be awarded with a:
- Level 2 Certificate in supporting Teaching & Learning
Here you will find some potential career pathways once you have completed your apprenticeship with us.
- sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children
- excellent verbal communication skills for motivating children to learn
- active listening skills to understand the children’s needs
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- to be flexible and open to change for working on different activities
- to enjoy working with other people
- the ability to teach pupils how to do something
- the ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
- you may also progress to Level 3 or 4 Teaching Assistant to accept more responsibility and gain supervised teaching experience
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant
- preparing learning materials under the supervision of the teacher
- working inside or outside the classroom with individuals or groups
- adapting support according to needs
- looking after children’s physical, social and emotional welfare
- creating a stimulating environment
- giving information and help to teachers
- keeping records and attending review meetings
Primary School Teacher
- planning lessons and preparing teaching materials
- marking and assessing children’s work
- providing a safe and healthy environment
- updating records
- talking to parents and carers about their children’s progress
- working with other professionals like education psychologists and social workers
- attending meetings and training
- organising outings, school social activities and sports events