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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Key course information

Teaching, Training and Assessing


1 year


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Course Overview

This qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in the school environment. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships.The course is suitable for people working in roles that support pupils’ learning including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants, in primary, secondary or special schools.

lecturer stood at the front of the classroom
lecturer stood at the front of the classroom

What will I learn?

The course is made up of mandatory and optional units. To gain the qualification you will need to achieve 30 credits, 24 of these coming from the mandatory units. You must achieve all the mandatory units in order to pass this course.

The mandatory units for this course cover topics such as children and young people’s development, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and equality and diversity and inclusions in work with children.

You will also be learning how to support children’s positive behaviour and supporting them with their learning activities in the classroom. You will also learn how to develop relationships with children and young people, as well as relationships with your colleagues.

All optional units will be discussed with the course assessor upon enrolment to the course.

Entry Requirements

If you don’t already hold Maths, English and ICT at Level 1, you will need to complete this whilst alongside the apprenticeship. You will also need to show you are working towards completing these at Level 2.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

As part this qualification, apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship. Specific rules govern this, and it must take place in the apprentice’s contracted hours. This will be explained to you in more detail upon application by your assessor.

All units are assessed by your assessor; methods of assessment include direct observations of practice in the workplace, professional discussions, and written assignments.

Additional Costs and Information

You will get 14 months to achieve this apprenticeship.

You need to be working for a minimum of 30 hours a week to be able to qualify for this qualification.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Teaching, Training and Assessing

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs Teacher
  • Headteacher

  • Head of Department
  • Teacher
  • Education Consultant

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