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Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Level 3

  • Overview of the course

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    The Benefits of an Apprenticeship

    Apprenticeships offer great opportunities for people of all ages; an Apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards, enabling you to enter a recognised occupation. All Apprenticeships are employer led, and as well as providing long term earnings, they also give you the ability to progress.
    • You’ll earn a wage as you’re learning and are entitled to paid holidays
    • You can earn 10% more after studying on a Level 3 Apprenticeship than if you went straight in to work
    • 90% of apprentices remain in employment, either with their current employer or another company
    • 85% of employers participate in Apprenticeship programmes and consider them a good thing
    • You can train to post graduate level without incurring any university fees

    Apprenticeship Overview

    Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.

    A Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship is a reliable way to take your initial step in to the schools and childcare sectors. Training to be a Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant will give you first-hand insight into the workings of the classroom.

    So if you’re a compassionate, creative and dedicated individual who wants to be involved with the developed of children and young people, an Apprenticeship could be the way to go. Shadowing a teacher, you’ll be involved in all aspects of classroom life, from play activities, to reading groups and class trips. And at the end of the course you’ll be ready to find employment or continue onto a Foundation Degree for
    Teaching Assistants.

    The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary.
  • What you'll learn

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    The course content will vary according to the needs and styles of the employer. Typical activities may include:

    • General support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of pupil and the classroom
    • Support pupils with Special Educational Needs through the delivery of specific learning programmes and contribute to setting Individual Education Plan (IEP) Targets and IEP Reviews.
    • Help adapt and plan the development of resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking into account pupil’s interests, language and cultural backgrounds.

    Once accepted on to the Apprenticeship, you will attend College monthly, with additional Functional Skills classes as required. Most of your training will be completed during your job.

    One the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you will take on additional responsibilities to that of a Level 2 role.
  • Entry requirements

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    You will need a Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.

    To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.

    We’d like to see a proven track record of very good attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed throughout your learning programme by a mixture of formal tests, workplace observations, portfolio building and self-assessment.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • Course Fees

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    Apprentices do not need to pay for their course; course fees will be paid for by funding accessed by the College and in some cases, employer contribution.
    If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED programme.

    This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.

    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.

    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Teaching Assistant, earning up to £23,000 per year
    • A Primary School Teacher, earning up to £40,000 per year
    • A Skills for Life Teacher, earning up to £27,000 per year.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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    4.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    54 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    SD297-L3