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Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 2 Years Entry requirements: You should ideally have five GCSEs (grade 9-4/A*-C) or have completed an apprenticeship at Level 2 and been assessed to progress to Level 3. Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning

Why this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship is ideal if you have significant experience as a school support worker and wish to move into a more specialised role in administration, learning support, and management. 

Assessment will be through a range of techniques including workplace observations and the production of a portfolio of workplace evidence and knowledge. 

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship you may want to further develop your skills by enrolling onto a teaching qualification.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are available for school leavers and adults (19+), beginning at Level 2 through to degree level.


What levels are available?

Wages

Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.50 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.


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Entry requirements

Equivalent to two A-level passes

Advanced Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 3, Functional Skills and technical diploma. To start this programme you should ideally have five GCSEs (grade 9-4/A*-C) or have completed an apprenticeship at Level 2 and been assessed to progress to Level 3.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or upskill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course aims

This framework will support you to achieve:

  •  Develop the knowledge and understanding of working within a school setting
  •  Develop knowledge in safeguarding, communication and understanding of the school context
  •  Supporting pupils learning
  •  Understanding of working directly with children and young people
Course aims

How much will I earn?

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months. 

What might my working hours be?

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

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