Supporting Learning & Teaching In Schools Level 2 & 3:

This apprenticeship trains you to provide support in the classroom. Learning support staff work with teachers, carry out duties like lesson preparation, and work with small groups or individuals.

Training opportunities

As an 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 but could include:

  • Supervising arts and crafts activities
  • Helping with outings
  • Reading to the class

The advanced level apprenticeship adds more responsibility to the role. You could help plan, carry out and evaluate a wide range of learning activities. You’ll work both alongside the teacher to support classroom activities, and alone with individuals or groups of students. It’s a good stepping stone to a foundation degree or higher level teaching assistant training.