Supporting teaching and learning in schools

Supporting teaching and learning in schools

“Working with children and in support of a teacher in schools to deliver lessons”

Learning support staff, such as teaching assistants, play a vital role in classrooms by supporting pupils, parents and colleagues to make sure pupils get the most out of their lessons. They work in partnership with teachers, and carry out duties such as lesson preparation and work with small groups or individual children. As an intermediate apprentice, you’ll work under the close supervision of a class teacher. Your duties will vary depending on how the teachers you work with plan their lessons and handle day-to-day classroom activities—you could find yourself supervising arts and crafts activities, helping with outings, or reading to the class. The advanced apprenticeship incorporates more responsibility into the role.

Duration: 12 to 18 months

Relevant school subjects: English

Entry requirements: Disclosure and Barring Service check

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum