Qualifications designed for those entering or involved in a teaching and learning role wishing to gain a wide range of skills with potential to move onto more challenging activities.

The demand for staff supporting teaching and learning in schools for pupils aged 5+ is rising steadily and this flexible qualification covers the full range of roles and responsibilities crucial in supporting pupils, parents and colleagues.

ITEC tutors deliver a work-based framework designed to develop knowledge and skills, a real alternative to GCSE’s and A-levels. Employers provide the practical experience, putting those skills to the test in a real work environment.


National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)

Comprising of a number of mandatory units and optional units agreed upon by the learner, employer and ITEC’s tutor which may include:

  • Supporting literacy and numeracy development
  • Planning and delivering learning activities under the direction of a teacher
  • Providing support for therapy sessions
  • Maintaining learner records
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Modules within the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills criteria:

  • Independent Enquirers
  • Creative Thinkers
  • Reflective Learners
  • Team Workers
  • Self Managers
  • Effective Participators
Technical Certificate

A specialised course of study to ensure learners receive a full induction into their employment and gain the underpinning knowledge of work, personal and interpersonal skills to succeed in an administrative role.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are designed to aid young people and adults participate and succeed in life, learning and work, and include:

  • Maths
  • English
  • ICT
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Data Protection
  • General sources of information and advice

Progression – Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Learners may progress onto a Level 3 as their job role expands with the opportunity to work under the direction of a teacher to plan, implement and evaluate learning activities whilst supporting whole class activities. They work on their own with an individual, or groups of pupils. Job titles may include; Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Pastoral/Welfare Support Assistant, Learning Coach and Team Leader.