Supporting Teaching & Learning level 3

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship at level 3

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Is this the right course for me?

The level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is appropriate for learning upport staff whose role requires competence across a range of responsibilities. They will contribute to planning, implementing and evaluating learning activities, and will work alongside the teacher to support whole class activities as well as working on their own with individuals or groups of pupils. The framework provides training for the roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant; special needs assistant; behavior support assistant/co-ordinator; pastoral welfare assistant; foundation stage assistant or team leader.

What does the course comprise?

The Apprenticeship at level 3 comprises a Diploma, Functional Skills and completion of an employees Rights and Responsibility workbook (ERR).

At Level 3 the total minimum number of credits that an apprentice must attain on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) for this pathway is 59. This is achieved through completion of the Combined Knowledge and Competence qualification and the Transferable Skills qualifications.
Mandatory Units
* Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
* School as organisation
* Support learning activities
* Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
* Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
* Promote equality, diversity and
inclusion in work with children and young people
* Support assessment for learning
* Engage in personal development
* Support children and young people’s health & safety
* Understand child and young person development
* Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

How long will the course take to achieve?

The level 3 qualification will take around 18-24 months to complete, depending on your skills level.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place by regular observation in the workplace. Additional assessment will be through portfolio building of assignments, case studies, observation of children and work based activities.

What are the entry requirements?

For Advanced Apprenticeships There are no formal entry requirements, but candidates should be educated to level 2, must be working in the field and must be working over 30 hours per week. All candidates will need to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to starting the apprenticeship training.

What are the costings and how do I enrol?

To check eligibility, contact us on 01702 353557 or email [email protected] for more details.

Under the Government’s Apprenticeship Reforms of 2017,  employers have to make a contribution to the cost of training . We’ll discuss and agree this before carrying out an Initial Assessment with each individual learner, which could lead to enrolment if this qualification is appropriate.


If you’re not eligible for government funding or decide the Apprenticeship route isn’t for you, you may be able to apply for  the 19 Learning Loan for this qualification at level 3 — please ask us for details or click here for more information.

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