|Course Title||Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2|
Learning support employees such as teaching assistants have an important role in today’s classrooms. The learning support staff you employ will work closely with teachers, carrying out duties such as lesson preparation and work with small groups or individuals. Having qualified and experienced support staff will allow excellent support for your teachers.
During this apprenticeship, your employee will develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning within a school setting for 5-19 year olds.
The knowledge and skills your staff will develop include many elements that a Teaching Assistant must know and understand. These include:
Bury College apprenticeships are work based training programmes which are carried out in the workplace. 20% of your apprentice’s time will be dedicated to off the job training which equates to one and a half hours a day or one full day a week. Off the job activities can include:
Functional Skills are a vital part of an apprenticeship. Functional Skills provides the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. These are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level your employee will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications they have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to their apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship they are completing.
If your employee has not already achieved Level 2 English and maths they must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for the Level 2 Apprenticeship.
As well as college attendance, a Bury College assessor will visit your employee on a regular basis and support them with developing their electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for their end point assessment. During these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place.
Bury College students were given the opportunity to experience working life in the industry of their choice through career-enhancing work experience placements.