Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS)

Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS)

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

The level 3 Advanced STLS Apprenticeship framework is designed to provide apprentices with the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to be effective at work, promote best outcomes for pupils and to support their future progression within the sector.

What will I study?

You will complete the advanced apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
- Equality, Diversity and inclusion
- Schools as organisations
- Develop professional relationships
- Support assessment for learning
- Engage in personal development
- Understand Child and young person’s development
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
- Support children and young people’s health and safety

- Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
- Support learning activities

Optional Units include:
- Support whole class learning activities
- Plan and deliver learning activities
- Support literacy development
- Support numeracy development
- Support teaching and learning in a curriculum area
- Support children`s speech, language and communication
- Support gifted and talented learners
- Support disabled children and young people with special educational needs
- Support learners with sensory and/or physical needs
- Support during transitions
- Improving the attendance of children and young people in statutory education
- Invigilate test and exams

How will this course be delivered?

This will be delivered within your workplace and you will be required to attend college sessions to complete the functional skills components.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
Functional Skills in Mathematics Level 2
Functional Skills in English Level 2
Functional Skills in ICT Level 2

How will I be assessed?

Combinations of methods are used to assess vocational competence and knowledge. Methods include; examinations for functional skills, work-based assessments and portfolio building.
English, maths and ICT skills are developed in a supportive classroom environment and are assessed through an end examination which is taken when the learner is ready.

How do I get a place on the course?

Speak to your manager to gain agreement for the course and then contact the college. Alternatively look on the National apprenticeship website for current vacancies you can apply for.

What are the entry requirements?

You need to be working within the school environment and on a contract of 16 hours or more a week. This course is designed for Learning Support Staff – Those who work under the direction of a teacher and who contribute to planning, implementing and evaluating the learning activities in the classroom. They will also support whole class activities. This could include teaching assistant, learning support assistant, additional needs assistant, bilingual support assistant, learning guide/coach or team leader.

What else do I need to know?

Other components embedded throughout the course include Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS). This focuses on becoming an independent enquirer, self management skills, creative thinker and reflective learning whilst encourage team work and effective participation. Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) is embedded and completed by the use of a workbook.

How much will this course cost?
There is a contributory element which will be paid by your employer of £500.

What can I do after this course?

You can be fully equipped within your role in school and may wish to progress to further studies or other responsible roles.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee (p.a)
Course Code
Study Mode







Part Time