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Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.
    A Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship is a reliable way to take your initial step in to the school and childcare sectors. Training to be a Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant will give you first-hand insight into the workings of the classroom.
    So if you’re a compassionate, creative and dedicated individual who wants to be involved with development of children and young people, an Apprenticeship could be the way to go. Shadowing a teacher, you’ll be involved in all aspects of classroom life, from play activities to reading groups to class trips. And at the end of the course, you’ll be ready to find employment, or continue onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.
    The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary. Plus, 90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their Apprenticeship!*
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed flexibly, both in the workplace and at College, through oral/written questions, assignments and practical work. We’ll also ask you to compile a portfolio of practical work to provide evidence of what you have learned.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    The course content will vary according to the needs and styles of the employer. Typical activities may include:
    • Reading to the Class
    • Helping with Outings
    • Supervising Art & Craft Activities
    • Assisting with Lesson & Activity Planning
    • Helping Children who need Extra Support to Complete Tasks
    Once accepted on to the Apprenticeship, you will attend College monthly, with additional functional skills classes as required. Most of your training will be completed in your job.
    We encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career.
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.
    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Teaching Assistant where you could earn between £13,000 and £18,000 a year, depending on experience.
    • A Primary School Teacher, earning between £22,500 to £66,750 a year, depending on experience and responsibilities.
    • A Skills for Life Teacher, earning between £19,000 and £27,000 per year.
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    You will need enthusiasm, motivation and a keen interest in your chosen sector.
    To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.
    We’d like to see a proven track record of very good attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths.
  • Course Fees

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    Other fees: £4000
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.


    Tutors teach throughout the day and evening and are not always available by phone. Please leave a voicemail message where possible and we will ring you back as soon as possible.
    Please note: Learners on a Learner Responsive course (shown under the course code) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
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    • Edexcel:
    • AQA:
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 10am and 7pm during term time and between 9am and 5pm out of term.
    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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    Deane Road Campus

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