Intermediate Apprenticeship in Education Support (Level 2)

This Apprenticeship is about providing support in the classroom. After all, teachers aren't the only ones who make a difference to learning in schools. Learning support staff, such as teaching assistants, play a vital role in today's classrooms by making sure students get the most out of their lessons.

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 and handle day-to-day classroom activities - however, you could find yourself supervising arts and crafts activities, helping with outings, or reading to the class.

Course Content

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Level 2)
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 1) (if required)
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2) (if required)


Mandatory units of the Certificate include:

  • Child and Young Person Development
  • Communication and Professional Relationships
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work
  • Help Improve Own and Team Practice in Schools
  • Maintain and Support Relationships
  • Safeguarding The Welfare of Children and Young People
  • Support Health and Safety
  • Support Positive Behaviour
  • Support Learning Activities

In addition you will select from a wide range of optional units to tailor the Apprenticeship to the requirements of your company, such as:

  • Schools as Organisations
  • Invigilate Tests and Examinations
  • Support Assessment for Learning
  • Support Extra-curricular Activities

Entry Requirements

  • To be over 16 years of age
  • To have secured employment in an appropriate role within the sector - If you don't have an employer, you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies via Apprenticeship Vacancies Online (AVOL).
  • To complete the the setting induction procedure

Progression Opportunities

Job roles including:

  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant

Next Steps

Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year