Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Apprenticeship - Employer)





Awarding Body




About the course

Do you have an employee you wish to train or would you like a new junior member of staff? If so, then the apprenticeship route is an excellent option. The apprentice will study the underpinning knowledge of Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and have a dedicated assessor to observe their progress within the workplace.

Business benefits


  • Offer a practical and job-related form of learning
  • Create a more talented and diverse workforce
  • Enable employers to fill skills gaps
  • Introduce new ideas and innovation to businesses
  • Result in increased productivity
  • Increase staff retention and motivation
  • Provide cost-effective recruitment and induction
  • Provide a pool of employees from which future teachers might be selected
  • Monthly reviews of student progress in the workplace
  • Students have a individual learning plan which allows them to increase and decrease their learning speed
  • Learning reflects current practice and can be applied in the work place immediately

Entry Requirements

Each company must provide:

  • A job providing the apprentice with a minimum of 30 hours of work per week
  • The apprentice with a minimum hourly rate of £3.30
  • The apprentice with a contract of employment
  • Day release (day to be confirmed)

The apprentice should ideally possess:

  • English GCSE Grade 4/3 (C/D)
  • Maths GCSE Grade 4/3 (C/D)
  • ICT GCSE Grade 4/3 (C/D)
  • Commitment to their role and course
  • 100% attendance at college (all subjects)
What will I do on this course?

Your apprentice will attend college to complete their Functional Skills and Technical Certificate for one day a week. The certificate is made up of mandatory and optional units which will be assessed by written tasks, tests and/or observations of their work. The areas covered are:

  • STL Certificate
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Functional Skills ICT
  • Functional Skills English
  • Employer Rights and Responsibility
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
Who is it for?

If your company requires staff to gain a qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools while working, then the apprenticeship is an excellent option. It can aid in supporting and integrating new members of staff into your organisation's preferred way of working, to help maintain your high standards of quality.

How to apply

Contact our Employer team.

How Is this course assessed?

The apprentice will be observed in the work place and will gather evidence to show they are competent at a level 2 standard. They will complete written tasks to demonstrate their knowledge of the profession and test to demonstrate their ability to apply English, Maths and ICT in everyday situations. Reviews are completed between the apprentice, assessor and employer, on an eight-weekly basis, giving you regular feedback on the apprentice's progress.

What could I do next?

Once the apprentice has completed the Level 2 Apprenticeship, it may be possible to progress to the following:

  • Level 3 Supporting, Teaching and Learning Diploma
  • Level 3 Youth work Diploma/Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma/Apprenticeship



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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