Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Advanced Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a new career direction, challenge or the opportunity to increase your understanding of working with children? Here at Colchester Institute we offer a supportive environment to extend your knowledge and skills to meet the rewarding challenges of working to support children’s learning and development. Then we have the course for you!

The CACHE Intermediate Level 3 Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is designed for learning support staff with a working role which requires competence in a specialist area and/or across a varied range of responsibilities. They will be working under the direction of a class teacher whose overall responsibility for teaching and learning in the classroom. They contribute planning, implementing and evaluating learning activities and will work alongside the teacher to support whole class activities, as well as working on their own, individual, or groups of, pupils. Job titles include: teaching assistant, classroom assistant, learning support assistant, additional needs assistant, pastoral/welfare support assistant, bilingual support assistant, foundation stage assistant, learning guide, learning coach, induction mentor and team leader.

The course is aimed at students aged 16 or over who wish to complete an apprenticeship in a specific vocational area.

Information for Applicants

What knowledge and skills are covered?

The course develops your practical skills at work combined with theoretical knowledge to gain the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support For Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

Course Content:

Child and Young person development
Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Promote Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Schools as Organisations
Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
Support children and young people’s health and safety
Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
Supporting team activities
Support AFL
Engage in professional development
Optional units
CACHE Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings (QCF
Functional Skills at Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT
Course Materials:

Learner handbooks
Learning Assist (e-portfolio)
Face to face work shops
Access to e-functional skills resources
Registration and certification with the Awarding Body
What award will I achieve?

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support For Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Functional Skills at Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT
Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates should have a strong interest in working with children to support their learning, and development. They will need to be dedicated and committed to their study and be responsible for their own learning. Students on this course are required to be employed in a School. Entry requirements include relevant level 2 qualification, GCSEs at grades A*-C/4 and above or Functional Skills. Individuals that do not meet the qualification criteria, but do have significant experiences of working within the skills sector will still be considered.

You will need to obtain a DBS disclosure check. This must be completed by your work place.

How often do I have to attend college?

Learners will be assessed in their work place. All evidence and written assessments are completed through our online platforms. Learners will receive support from an assessor throughout the duration of the qualification.

How will I be assessed?

This is a practical course where learners are expected to provide evidence through face to face discussions, guided assignment work, practical sessions and workplace experience.

What can I do next?

Possible progression onto an higher apprenticeship
Teaching Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Special Educational Needs Assistant

Information for Employers

How is my business going to benefit from an Apprentice?

How can I fit this apprentice into my business?

The benefits are that you are going to be able to develop and grow apprentices appropriately to your work place needs, whilst supporting their chosen career path in supporting teaching and learning in schools.

Colchester Institute is here to help support this valuable process in a personalised way, so that we enhance the apprentices learning and contribute to your work place requirements.

What will this cost my business?

From April 2017 the way that government funds apprenticeships in England will be changing. All businesses operating within the UK with a wage bill of over £3 million will be required to contribute to the apprenticeship levy monthly via HMRC.

If the levy applies to your business you will be required to pay 0.5% of your entire wage bill into the levy. This will be offset against a levy allowance worth £15,000 for each tax year
You will only be able to use your levy payment for government backed apprenticeships through providers who are registered on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers
Levy payments will expire after 18 months.
From April 2017 all existing apprenticeship frameworks and new apprenticeship standards (often referred to as trailblazer standards) will be allocated to Government funding bands.

Funding bands determine the maximum amount of money that Government will contribute for the training delivery and end-point assessment of each apprenticeship. All approved apprenticeship standards have already been allocated to funding bandings with maximum funding caps.

If you take on an apprentice who is between 16 and 18 years old at the start of their apprenticeship, you will receive a payment to help meet the extra costs of employing them. This will be paid to you through the training provider in two £500 instalments at 3 months and 12 months if the apprentice continues in learning beyond this point.

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 10% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account. Where there are no longer funds in this digital account the Government will co-invest 90% of the funding with the levy paying employer being the asked to contribute the remaining 10% on a monthly basis.

Levy paying employers can estimate their funding contributions through the use of the free Funding Apprenticeship Systems calculating tool.

The agreed funds will be taken from the employer’s digital account to pay the training provider, up to a maximum amount of funding allocated by Government to that particular apprenticeship.

For non-levy paying employers the Digital Apprenticeship Service will not be available until at least 2018. They will need to discuss and agree a price with their training provider.

Does the apprentice have to attend college?

Learners will be assessed in their work place. All evidence and written assessments are completed through our online platforms. Learners will receive support from an assessor throughout the duration of the qualification.

How is the apprentice assessed?

This is a practical course where learners are expected to provide evidence through face to face discussions, guided assignment work, practical sessions and workplace experience.

What about support in the workplace?

You are required to support the apprentice throughout the duration of their course by providing an appropriate mentor, release time to meet with their assessor in the work place or release time to attend face to face workshops.

Why should I choose Colchester Institute to support my recruitment and retention?

Our team will provide:

A free recruitment service.
Personal 1:1 Apprenticeship Levy advice and guidance.
A dedicated Account Manager.
Industry experienced, professional, technical tutors.
Bespoke programmes available upon request.
An Essex priority skills focus.
Free employer events.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Advanced Apprenticeship
LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationThe course can be achieved in 12-18 months
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateStarting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, will be communicated post-employment and sign-up
Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)£2,500
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£250
What will this cost my Business?

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 10% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.

Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee.
Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.

During my time on this course I have had many different experiences, which I have learnt and developed professionally from. I have been able to go on various trips with my work placement, whilst having the chance to apply new knowledge in my work environment, which has helped me to deepen my understanding and develop my confidence.

During my time on the course I received amazing support from my assessor, who encouraged me to challenge myself to the best of my ability, whilst supporting me through my study and in my work environment.Bella Clark 17/02/2017 (STLS L3 at Cann Hall Primary School)

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