This advanced Apprenticeship is designed for learning support staff who are required to be competent in a specialist area and/or across a varied range of responsibilities. You will be working under the direction of a teacher who has overall responsibility for teaching and learning in the classroom. Once qualified, you will be confident in supporting individuals or a class of pupils and in preparing classrooms for activities. You will be able to provide other assistant staff with advice and suggestions.
Level 3 mandatory units include:
- Support learning activities
- Schools as organisations
- Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
- Develop professional relationships with children, young people & adults
- Support assessment for learning
- Promote equality, diversity and inclusion
- Plan and prepare learning activities
You will be based in the workplace with your employer and complete 20% off-the-job training where you will learn from industry experienced tutors. There will be some college attendance required. You will also be kept on track in the workplace with a Preston’s College Work Based Tutor.
Assessment will be through a range of methods including:
- Course work
- Oral questioning
- Portfolio of evidence
- Practical demonstrations
On successful completion of Level 3 you can apply for entry to Higher Education courses to improve your employment opportunities as a Teaching Assistant. This qualification is relevant to a career as a teaching assistant roles where you could specialise in learning support or special needs.
All Apprenticeships require an initial assessment (Maths & English), interview and employment in the industry. To work in this industry you will need a DBS (disclosure and barring service) check. At Level 3 you will need a Level 2 qualification in the subject.