Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools L2 (part time)


Supporting teaching and learning in schools offers a range of career opportunities in primary, secondary and special education. Working under the supervision of the teacher or others in the school, you will play a vital part in enabling pupils to reach their individual potential.

Course requirements

GCSE grade D or equivalent L1 English and Maths depending on course requirements, an interview and short assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the subject, you must have a caring nature and willingness to help others and you will be required to complete a DBS check.

What will I do?

The course is made up of 9 mandatory units of study and 2 additional units over the 30 weeks.

The units you will study are:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities
  • Schools as organisations
  • Support extra-curricular activities.

You must also complete work placements and gain experience working in a primary, secondary or special educational needs setting.

What will it give me?

A qualification and practical experience which will enable you to progress to the Level 3 Teaching Assistant course, which is the qualification level required by most schools.

Materials needed

Polo shirt with College logo is optional for you to purchase for placement.

What can I do when I finish?

You can be considered for progression onto the Level 3 Teaching Assistant course or gain employment.

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