Inspiring people to succeed.

Start your career in education with the Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

The Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship will prepare you with valuable training to perform in a supporting teaching assistant role in a classroom environment providing valuable support to teachers and learners. Typical job roles include:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Additional Needs Assistant

Whilst undertaking your Apprenticeship, you will learn from teaching experts and continually gain practical skills and experience, in addition to earning a salary as you learn on this rewarding career path. 

Upon successful completion of your Support Teaching & Learning Intermediate Level Apprenticeship, you will qualify with a Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, in addition to Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English.

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2

12 months

City & Guilds

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What you can expect from your Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship


During your Level 2 Apprenticeship you will be working under the direction of a classroom teacher whose lesson planning and day-to-day direction set the framework for the children's learning. During a typical working day you will develop your experience through the following tasks: 

  • Prepare the classroom for learning activities
  • Work with groups/pupils who need extra support
  • Supervise group activities
  • Look after children who have individual needs
  • Take part in training
  • Support teachers in managing class behaviour
  • Help teachers to plan activities


A Supporting Teaching & Learning Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship is an investment in the skills you need to succeed in the teaching industry. The following skills and personal qualities will be of benefit to you in a support teacher role: 

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication and 'people' skills
  • An understanding and tactful approach
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and methods
  • Organised and good at planning
  • Patient and supportive
  • Creative and resourceful


The exact details of your job depend on your specific employer, but typically in a full-time job you would normally work up to 40 hours a week, during term time, with a typical day starting between 8.30am and 9.15am and finishing around 3.15pm to 4.30pm. 


If I can do it I may inspire [my colleagues] to do a qualification and gain new knowledge too. I feel I am of value to my colleagues and it has built positive working relationships in my setting as I have built new relationships due to more experienced staff supporting me during the qualification.



Your pathway to success

Upon completion of your Level 2 Apprenticeship, you could progress to the Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprenticeship. By now you will be fully qualified as a teaching assistant and continuing to learn through the next level Apprenticeship will improve your career prospects. 

The number of employees supporting teaching and learning in schools has risen steadily from 133,500 in 1997 to 338,000 in 2009; from 25% of the total school workforce to 43.37% over the same period.

Supporting teaching is very important and the supporting teaching and learning Apprenticeships have become increasingly popular since their introduction under the title of Teaching Assistant Apprenticeships in 2006. Since 2010, the take-up of supporting teaching and learning in schools is expected to continue to increase.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and are here to support you throughout every stage of your Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today and start your career on the Apprenticeship route with Paragon Skills.

What you could do next

What you could do next

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Intermediate Level 2

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant

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  • Teaching
  • Classroom or Learning Support Assistant
  • Behaviour Support Assistant or Co-ordinator
  • Pastoral or Welfare Assistant
  • Bilingual Support Assistant
  • Team Leader


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