Apprenticeships are training programmes for 16 plus who have left education or are already in employment. Apprentices will attend college one day a week to achieve their framework. A full initial assessment and diagnostic test is undertaken prior to entry. This framework is suitable for apprentices who support pupils learning including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are essential.
A good standard of education and genuine commitment to work with children in a school environment.
A Teaching Assistant apprenticeship will take 21 months to complete. Day release training takes place at college.
Apprenticeship Framework content includes:
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Functional skills level 1 Maths, level 2 English, and level 1 ICT
Employers Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
Personal Learning & thinking skills (PTLS)
Child & young Person development
Equality, diversity, and inclusion
Support children and young people?s health & safety
Supporting learning activities
Working as part of a team
Maintain and support relationships
Plus two optional units
The underpinning knowledge is delivered using a range of methods, including tutorials, group work, simulation, projects, and reflective accounts. Practical activities will play a central role within the course.
Reference of knowledge from direct observation in a school environment. Completion of portfolio and professional discussions. External testing for functional skills.
Progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting teaching and learning in schools.