Education and Childcare

Learning Support Apprentice

Paying £9,379.76 per year

About the apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will be hands on, challenging and will stretch you to your limits but most importantly it will be fun and exciting and will develop so many important skills for your future.

We are looking for people to support learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN), many of whom demonstrate challenging behaviours. You'll be based at our education facility in Cannock, whereby you'll work alongside an Inclusive Education Practitioner (IEP) to support students.

The role will include:

  • Under the guidance of teaching/senior support staff, provide support for pupils who require help to enable access to learning and to assist in the management of pupils
  • Provide specialist support and supervise groups and occasionally whole classes for a session in the classroom or outside the main teaching area as required
  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children within the setting
  • To work as part of the team to enable the setting to continue to deliver an outstanding standard of care
  • To build and maintain strong 'parent as partner' relationships to enable the child to develop and flourish and that their needs are always considered

During term time you'll be part of a team delivering a bespoke package of education to SEN learners on a day-to-day basis including basic academic subjects plus regular opportunities to work in the outdoors delivering enrichment sessions (e.g., mountain biking, climbing, water sports, etc). The balance of academic:outdoor activity is dependent on each learner's capability and level of engagement. Your IEP (who may have started their journey as an apprentice themselves) will take the lead in managing the learner's progress and will support your development whilst you assist them in learning delivery. Our aim is that you'll follow in their footsteps at the end of your apprenticeship programme! Outside term time you'll have time to concentrate on your Level 3 course work. You will need a flexible outlook and a willingness to learn new things and take on new challenges.

Future Prospects

The opportunity to progress into an Inclusive Education Practitioner role.