Support Teaching and Learning in Schools
Level 3

Course Description

This apprenticeship is designed for those who currently work, or would like to work, as a teaching assistant in a school. Apprentices will be expected to support teachers and pupils in a variety of settings including: primary, secondary or a specialist school environment.


Those who don’t have the desired GCSE A-C grade or equivalent in Maths/ English and ICT will need to commit to attend Functional Skills classes and an exam in the relevant areas. Initial assessments will identify the appropriate framework level for each apprentice.


This apprenticeship is suitable for a variety of roles within any industry. Some of these include:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Classroom/Learning Support/Teaching Assistant
  • Behaviour Support Assistant
  • Pastoral/Welfare Support Assistant

Qualifications Gained

Depending on the level the candidate completes they will gain a:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (Advanced)
  • An apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • 30 credits towards a foundation degree in Teaching Learning Support from Chichester University.

Course Duration

Course duration can vary depending on which level apprenticeship you choose. The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship takes 12 – 18 months.