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

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

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: Level 2

Where will this course lead?

The level 2 intermediate STLS Apprenticeship framework is designed to provide apprentices with the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to be effective at work, improve outcomes for pupils and to support their future progression within the sector.

What will I study?

You will complete an intermediate apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
- Equality, Diversity and inclusion
- Child and young person development
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
- Help improve own and team practice in schools
- Maintain and support relationships
- Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
- Support children and young people's health and safety
- Support children and young people's positive behaviour
- Support learning activities

Example of Optional Units
- Schools as organisations
- Move and position individual in accordance with their plan of care
- Prepare and maintain learning environments
- Support children and young people at meal or snack times
- Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
- Support children and young people's play and leisure

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?

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools Level 2
Functional Skills in English at Level 2
Functional Skills in Maths at Level 1
Functional Skills ICT at level 1


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 - whose work role and responsibilities are closely supervised by the class teacher. This includes learning support assistant, behaviour support assistant, pastoral/welfare assistant and special needs assistant.

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 £350.

What can I do after this course?

You can be fully equipped within your role in school and may wish to progress to the advanced apprenticeship.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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