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Apprenticeships for Education

We can help you train a skilled workforce for your school, from Early Years and Teaching Assistants to new School Business Professional apprenticeships.

Whether you have a member of staff you want to upskill or are looking to recruit a new employee, apprenticeships offer an affordable training option while gaining key skills to benefit both employer and apprentice.

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Apprenticeships for Education

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Our dedicated Employer Training & Apprenticeships team will provide you with full support in setting up your apprenticeship programme from recruitment right through to completion. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure your apprentices are supported, and learning the skills your business needs. Fill in the form below or email: employer.training@gloscol.ac.uk

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NEW! School Business Professional Apprenticeship

School Business Professionals (SBPs) perform a role which is unique to schools, administering and managing the financial, site and support services within the school setting.

Training includes:

  • Financial and Operational Management
  • Project and Strategic Management
  • Governance and Risk
  • Marketing
  • Communication and Relationship Building
  • Managing Support Services
NEW! School Business Professional Apprenticeship


Delivered over 12 months, this apprenticeship enables learners to gain their BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Children's and Young Peoples Workforce.

This qualification enables learners to:

  • Understand and apply the principles of child development
  • Improve their techniques when working with children
  • Increase their confidence and competence
  • Attain a nationally recognized qualification

Completers may want to progress onto their Level 3 qualifications.



Delivered over 18 months, this apprenticeship enables learners to gain their Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning & Development (Early Years Educator).

It focuses on the following core areas:

  • Child development
  • Communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Health and safety
  • Personal development
  • Professional relationships
  • Promoting positive behaviour
  • Safeguarding

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Designed for learning support staff working as a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant working in Key Stage 1 and above. 

Training will include:

  • Working with teachers to accurately assess
  • Using technology
  • Developing strategies for support
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships for your business

There is only one way to get the team and skills you need. Apprenticeships offer a huge variety of benefits and as a trusted partner of more than 1,400+ local companies, we understand the skills needs faced by Gloucestershire-based businesses.

Benefits of apprenticeships

Apprenticeships benefit both apprentice and employer. Investing in your existing workforce or recruiting new talent will help your business:

  • Increase staff retention and motivation
  • Directly address any skills gaps within your organisation
  • Grow your team and keep costs down
  • Gain a skilled staff member with a nationally recognised qualification
  • Receive on-going support from our dedicated team

Watch the video to hear what Ellie Simpson, Nursery Manager at Dean Close Little Trees had to say about apprenticeships in an educational setting.

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