Course Title Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Apprenticeship
Level: 3
Code M15-A

Overview of the Course

This apprenticeship will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning within a school setting for 5 to 19 years old. The knowledge and skills you will develop include many elements that a Teaching Assistant must know and understand. These include: Children and young people’s development, Safeguarding and welfare, Communication and professional relationships, Equality, diversity and inclusion, Improving own and team practice, Maintain and support relationships with children and young people, Supporting health and safety, Supporting positive behaviour, Supporting learning activities, Schools as organisations. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship. Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or prior experience will be determined on interview.


You may progress onto the Bury College University Centre Foundation Degree in Teaching Assistants or a higher qualification.

Course Duration

12-18 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


Your assessor will visit you on a regular basis and support you with developing your electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for your end point assessment. At these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place.

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