Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Intermediate 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 2 Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is designed for learning support staff whose responsibilities at work are closely supervised. They will be working under the direction of the class teacher whose lesson planning and day-to-day direction set the framework within which the individual works. Job titles include: teaching assistant, classroom assistant, learning support assistant, additional needs assistant, pastoral/welfare support assistant, bilingual support assistant, foundation stage assistant.
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 2 Certificate in Supporting 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
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Schools as Organisations
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities
  • Optional unit
  • 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 1 in Maths and ICT, and Level 2 in English

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 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and ICT, and Level 2 in English

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 Advanced 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 Intermediate Apprenticeship
LevelLevel 2
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)£2,000
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£200
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.

I am really enjoying the course so far. My tutors make it very easy to understand and are so encouraging and supportive whenever I am unsure of anything at all. Anita Joslin STLS L2 at Market Field Primary School

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