Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
This is a nationally recognised apprenticeship that will enable candidates to gain a qualification that relates directly to the educational setting in which they work. This Apprenticeship will enhance personal growth and development and enable the candidate to undertake their role with greater confidence.
As an Apprentice training with Runshaw College, you will be expected to demonstrate motivation, enthusiasm and dedication throughout your apprenticeship, both in the work place and at the College. To help you do this, Runshaw will provide you with a high level of continual support to ensure you become fully competent in your field and are employer-ready when you complete this coveted apprenticeship programme. You will also have the same access to all College facilities as our full and part time students, which includes the College library. As an apprentice, you will be encouraged to develop the ability to work both individually or as part of a team and achieve the required qualifications in maths and English should you need to improve your current grade.
You will work towards a Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools framework consisting of:
- Level 2 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
- Employment Rights & Responsibilities
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
- Functional Skills*
*If you do not currently hold A* – C (9-4) in English & maths
4 x GCSE A*-D /Grade 9-3 which must include GCSE English at Grade A*-C /Grade 9-4 and maths at Grade A*-D /Grade 9-3 or equivalent.
Please note that Individual employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those stated. The entry requirements stated should therefore be treated as the minimum.
Applicants may also be considered based on alternative qualifications and/or their life/work experience.
You must also be employed within an educational setting, for example primary school, secondary school, college and special needs, in a job role that offers opportunities for you to complete all Level 2 units and working a minimum of 30 hours a week.
You will be continually assessed through formative and summative assessments during your apprenticeship. These assessment methods may include completion of assignments, workbooks, reflective accounts, professional discussions, exams (functional skills only) and observations. The observations of practice will take place in your workplace and be assessed against the Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework.
Employers must be prepared to work with Apprentices by providing a wide range of learning and training opportunities to develop the Apprentice’s knowledge and skills. They must also be prepared to allow them to attend College sessions at the agreed times. Employers are also expected to encourage apprentices to research their chosen vocation and to support any work experience that will benefit the apprentice to come up to the required level of competence.
Once you have successfully completed this apprenticeship, you could choose to begin your Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or the Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
Runshaw College believes that attendance and punctuality are key factors in the timely success of an Apprenticeship. Apprentices are accepted on the basis that they will have a high level of attendance at College and in the workplace. Persistent or regular absenteeism is a disciplinary offence and may lead to dismissal from the programme.
Runshaw Apprentices will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work on their own and as team players. We expect our Apprentices to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals.
It is important to maintain time keeping and attendance for both college and work place sessions to ensure learners remain on target.
You must be prepared to comply with the vetting procedures for those working with children and young people as required by current legislation (ie undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check). A charge of £44* for processing DBS applications will be made; this fee must be paid in addition to all other course related fees. If you are eligible for fee remission, there will be no DBS charge. *Price correct at Sept 2016.