The course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in a primary, secondary or special school environment, in a role that supports teaching and learning. You will learn about a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting children with disabilities or special educational needs and communicating with children and young people.
The apprentice is based in the workplace most of the time, earning a wage and gaining practical skills and experience. Attendance at college on a day release, improving theoretical knowledge and gaining additional skills. In addition, the apprentice will work towards achieving Functional Skills at level 1 in maths, English and ICT. The apprentice will work under the close supervision of a class teacher and will be supervising lessons and helping in the classroom. Depending on the teacher and the class subject, the apprentice may have the opportunity of supervising arts and crafts activities, helping with outings, or reading to the class.
- Schools as organisations
- Supporting children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
- Preparing and maintaining learning environments and invigilating examinations
- Supporting learning activities and extra-curricular activities
- Supporting children and young people at meal times, during play and leisure and outside the school
As an Apprenticeship is a job, they each have different entry requirements. To be able to apply for an Apprenticeship, you must be ready to start work immediately. This means if you are still in Year 11 you must wait until you have completed school before applying as all vacancies are for immediate starts - just like a real job vacancy. To see our current vacancies please see our apprenticeship vacancies page on our website.
You could progress to the CACHE Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 or another course in a related subject.
You could seek employment in a role that supports pupils’ learning such as teaching assistant.