Overview of the course
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 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
What you'll learn
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.
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?
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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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.
Supporting your learning and wellbeing
We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel, financial support, and impartial advice and guidance. Throughout your Apprenticeship, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions
Why choose us?
We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.
We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Our £75 million campus offers a refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a lecture theatre; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.
You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations
How to apply?
Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.
You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be asked to book your interview for your course at the same time.
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Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.
Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
- Tuesday 17th October 2023, 5pm-8pm
- Wednesday 15th November 2023, 5pm-8pm
- Thursday 14th December 2023, 5pm-8pm
- Tuesday 6th February 2024, 5pm-8pm
If you’d like to attend one of these events, register by visiting here
Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, 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.