Apprentice Educational Support Worker Derby College

You will be keen to work with students supporting them to access all elements of the curriculum. You will complete the Level 2 Supporting Teaching Learning and Assessment in Schools apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday (30 minute lunch) 38 weeks per year

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available


You will be keen to work with students supporting them to access all elements of the curriculum. You will complete the Level 2 Supporting Teaching Learning and Assessment in Schools apprenticeship.

longer term you may be planning to work in a variety of educational roles, social care or residential support work. Some of our ESWs successfully progress into HLTA or specialist teaching and support roles too.

To liaise closely with Learners, Senior ESW’s and curriculum staff in identifying where in a learners’ programme, support would be most beneficial

  • To liaise with designated team members in setting up the appropriate educational and personal support for those learners
  • To work with learners, providing support as identified in assessments
  • To take responsibility for the tracking of those learners from entry to exit, working with the curriculum teams to ensure that support is effective and ensuring their retention on programme and achievement of their qualifications
  • Completion of detailed records of the support given, including distance travelled and destination data
  • To attend curriculum, CPD and Team Time meetings when required and report on the progress of supported learners
  • To work with the Inclusion Team to ensure everyone is fully aware of their learners’ Inclusion needs and to assist those staff in adapting their learning materials and delivery methods where necessary.
  • To undertake personal care if required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication
  • Customer Focus
  • Approachability
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Interpersonal
  • Independent Working
  • Managing Diversity
  • Self-Development
  • Organisation
  • Team Work
  • Informing

Personal qualities

  • Knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 (E&D – opportunities and discrimination legislation)
  • Knowledge of current approaches and research around specific learning difficulties/disabilities
  • Understanding on how to support basic skills
  • Awareness of ALS funding
  • Knowledge of SEND reforms, the Social Model of Disability and the development of Education, Health and Care Plans.
  • An awareness of the curriculum area
  • Understanding of a variety of assessment methods to meet the diverse needs of our learners

Qualifications required

  • Learning support qualification (or willing to work towards)
  • Level 1 Maths or equivalent
  • Level 1 English or equivalent
  • Level 1 I.T. or equivalent

Future prospects

Potential full time employment

Things to consider

This role is subject to a clear DBS check

About the employer

As one of the country's leading and largest colleges – supporting around 26,000 learners each year – our focus is on shaping happy, well educated, work-ready and socially mobile young people. We are committed to ensuring you reach a positive destination at the end of your learning journey. Whether your ambition is to go straight into the world of work, to gain on-the-job training as an apprentice, to head to university or to set up your own business venture, our job is to secure the right pathway for you. We provide a learning experience that is always engaging, challenging and interactive. We have a top team who deliver excellent teaching and nationally recognised support to help you reach your goals. From the outset of your studies, you will have clear academic and personal targets, backed by effective feedback to keep your progress on track.


Derby College


The Roundhouse

Roundhouse Road


DE24 8JE

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Training provider

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship in Supported Teaching and Learning
  • Functional Skills English, Math, ICT if required

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derby College


Amy Stafford 01332 387420

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017