An apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is the perfect way to develop your role as a member of the team supporting school staff.

Through the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools apprenticeship you’ll gain experience and qualifications that clearly demonstrate your ability to relate to and support pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning.

The apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to work under close supervision of a class teacher at a primary, secondary or special needs school.

With the advanced level apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to work both alongside the teacher and in offering a one-on-one support role for pupils.

Read below for more information on the different levels of Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools apprenticeships we offer at City College Peterborough:

Intermediate Apprenticeship

You will work towards a NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

You will choose from a wide range of units including:

  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Provide displays in schools
  • Provide support for therapy sessions.

To gain this qualification you will also have to achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Level 1 in Maths and ICT, together with the NVQ part of the qualification.

With the intermediate level Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools apprenticeship you could train for roles such as teaching, classroom or learning support assistant.

Advanced Apprenticeship

You will work towards a NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

You will choose from a wide range of units including:

  • Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Engage in personal development in health and social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Understand children and young people’s development
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people.

To gain this qualification you will also have to achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT, together with the Diploma part of the qualification.

With the advanced level Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools apprenticeship you’ll be able to train for roles like teaching assistant, behaviour support assistant, welfare support assistant, team leaders and bilingual support assistant.

To find out more, phone (01733) 761361, email choices@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk

Alternatively, you may also be eligible to take the Supported Teaching and Learning course as a standalone qualification. This means you will be able to advance your career without the apprenticeship placement. Find out more about Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools as a standalone qualification.