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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    October 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • October 2019, Apprenticeship


This Level 2 Apprenticeship is designed for learning support staff (Teaching Assistants, Classroom Assistants, Learning Support Assistants) whose responsibilities at work are closely supervised.

Course Content includes:
9 mandatory units must be achieved and some optional units to be discussed with the assessor.

Mandatory Units
1. Child and young person development
2. Safeguarding
3. Communication and professional relationships
4. Equality, diversity and inclusion
5. Help improve own and team practice in schools
6. Maintain and support relationships
7. Support children and young people’s health and safety
8. Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
9. Supporting learning activities

You will complete Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools as part of this Apprenticeship.

• This Apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
• You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
• You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
• The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 18 months.
• This course has multiple start dates throughout the year.

Contact our Apprenticeship Team to find out when our next course start date is.

If you already have an employer for your Apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an Apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an Employer who is looking to recruit an Apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the Apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email to discuss next steps.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a 3/D or above in GCSE Maths and English, or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Potential candidates should also:
• Have some experience of working with children and young people which would give a distinct advantage in ascertaining suitability
• Willing to reflect on their own practice, learn, and apply that learning in the workplace
• Able to relate well to children, young people and adults
• Show enthusiasm to work with children and young people and be working for a minimum of 30 hours per week and a maximum of 48 hours – this is inclusive of any study days at college
• Numerate and literate
• Have a suitable level of physical fitness to perform some aspects of the job roles
• Be willing to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check
• Must be 16+ years old

In order to enrol onto an Apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the Apprenticeship qualification.

Learning Outcomes

The Apprentice will be required to attend Master Classes at City College Norwich where the core theoretical, underpinning knowledge elements of the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools will be taught – portfolio building will also form part of this day.

For the full Apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

• Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (competence and knowledge element) through CACHE
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• Functional Skills in English at Level 2 and Maths at Level 1 and ICT at Level 1


You will learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee and those of the employer with guidance from your work based assessor.


Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

Assessment is via a variety of methods, including:
• Case studies
• Assignments
• Practical assessments
• Projects


Progression onto the Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship or within the workplace.

Career Progression

Career or academic progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within the business sector, progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship or higher education.


Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email

For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email