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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Working as learning Support assistant in Schools,
Special Needs assistant or Higher Level Teaching assistant.
Qualification could lead to teaching with other relevant qualifications

What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirements, Must be at least 18 years old & ability to achieve level 2 Functional skill Maths and ICT and Level 2 English
Working in a School setting with children 5-16 years

What does this programme involve?

This qualification will give learners the skills, knowledge & understanding required for working in a school as a learning support assistant. The qualification will assess the knowledge & competence required to work in this sector. The optional units cover specialisms such as Literacy & Numeracy support, Behaviour support , Bilingual support , Pastoral & welfare support , Pupil Mentoring and Special needs.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

In the workplace by the assessor who will cover both Knowledge & Performance criteria

What else do I need to know?

Learners must be employed to complete the apprenticeship programme & will be required to undertake Functional skills English, Maths & ICT at level 2 if they don't already hold a prior qualification.

The Government are currently in the process of changing the information that you learn on this course, therefore it is likely that some of the unit information shown above will change before the course starts. All applicants will be sent the new course information as soon as it is released.

If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 5% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact or call 023 8091 1195.

Dates for the diary

Each year we hold various events which will give you the opportunity to find out more about our range of courses. For specific dates and times please see the events section of this website or telephone 023 8091 1195.

How do I apply?

If you are hoping to undertake a workbased apprenticeship, please be aware that you will need to be employed in a relevant role in industry and your employer must agree to your training.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Workforce Skills Advisors on 023 8091 1195.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
ATE3E Workplace Flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible You may be eligible for fee funding. Please enquire for details --Please call 023 8091 1195

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact or call 023 8091 1195.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

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