Course Title Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3
Level: 3
Code BS161

Overview of the Course

Overview:

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:

 

  • 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

 

Employer Benefits:

  • Increase profitability and productivity. Skilled and motivated apprentices can improve your company’s efficiency and profitability as they increase their expertise in their role. Your employee will need a broad range of skills to work efficiently and to help increase business productivity and profitability.
  • Gain competitive advantage. You gain advantage over your competitors through planned development of your workforce.
  • Generate new ideas. Apprentices can bring new ideas and innovation to your business as well as an energy and enthusiasm to the workplace.
  • Offer flexibility. Apprentice training is flexible, primarily delivered in the workplace, and offers minimal disruption to your business. The course has a degree of flexibility to enable the apprentice and business to choose the options to meet the demands of the organisation in technical and practical skills.
  • Motivate your workforce. Offering training to employees can ensure staff feel valued and motivated as the organisation has invested in their careers and supported their progression. This can help to improve your workforce retention and staff loyalty.
  • Skilled staff. This apprenticeship will enable your employees to learn, develop and practise the skills and systems within your organisation required for career progression whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Corporate social responsibility. Businesses have a social, environmental and ethical responsibility to the communities they serve. Hiring an apprentice is a cost effective and socially responsible business move which provides you with the opportunity to discover and nurture new talent.

 

Attendance:

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:

  • Apprenticeship training
  • Coursework
  • Observing colleagues
  • Receiving mentoring
  • Teaching or learning the theory related to their roles

 

Functional Skills:

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.

 

Assessment:

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.

Qualification

Details

Start Date(s) Day Time Cost Duration Subsidised? Location
12-16 months False

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