Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship Framework - Level 2 (out of centre learner)

SKU: GEN2/A/036

Course Aim:

The supporting teaching and learning in schools apprenticeship is ideal for those who are wishing to commence their teaching assistant career and are looking for nationally recognised qualifications and experience within the industry. 

Student Pre-Requisites:

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs including English, maths and ICT at Grade C or higher (or 4 or 5 new grading system).


Course Duration:

Typically this apprenticeship will take 12 months.



Students are with their employer from day one and will study their taught components at an agreed Gen2 centre two days per month. This training will take place at a Gen2 centre based in West Cumbria, Carlisle or Furness. The students are visited by a Gen2 assessor in the workplace approximately every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

 Programme Components:

The programme delivered through Gen2 will consist of:

  • Completion of a Level 2 qualification 

  • Regular performance reviews undertaken by the employer and Gen2

  • Development of a portfolio of evidence including reports and evidence of tasks undertaken.

  • Observations by a Gen2 assessor

  • Ongoing professional discussions between the apprentice and the assessor relating to workplace competence and knowledge.

  • Feedback from line manager and peers.

  • Apprentices will be required to have or achieve Level 2 English and Level 1 maths and ICT prior to completion of their apprenticeship.


This qualification is made up of 30 credits, 24 of which are mandatory units detailed below and a further 6 credits from optional units which will be discussed and agreed with the employer.

Mandatory Units
201: Child and young person development
202: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
203: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
204: Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
206: Help improve own and team practice in schools
207: Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
208: Support children and young people’s health and safety
209: Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
210: Support learning activities


Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties and will be achieved as follows:

  • Usually delivered as 2 days per month over 12 months.

  • Six weekly assessment sessions (half day each) throughout the programme to consolidate training and support portfolio development. These sessions are pre-arranged at mutual convenience with assessor, employer and student at the employers premises.

  • Ongoing work towards achieving the required standards of this apprenticeship including mentoring sessions, professional discussions, study time, employer organised training, site visits and maintaining a CPD log.

  •  The student will be required to demonstrate and evidence this ongoing commitment through the maintenance of a portfolio (electronic system provided by Gen2).


Qualification Gained:

On completion of the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Minimum Level 2 English and Level 1 in maths and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
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