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Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 (November 2021 Start)


Type: Part Time

Subject: Teaching, Training and Learner Support

Level: 2

Start Date: 15 September 2021

Fee: £s1,417

Other details

You may be entitled to pay a reduced fee of the course based on your personal circumstance – please contact for more information.

Course Length

The course runs from September – June or January to December and is delivered in each academic year. Learners are required to attend college for an initial induction to the course and 3 half day mandatory workshops; all other training will be delivered in the workplace.


Level 2

Who is it for

This qualification is suitable for learners who are working or volunteering in roles that support pupils' learning within a classroom environment for a minimum of 8 hours a week, including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will need to attend an initial interview and undertake a literacy and numeracy screener.

What will I need

• Informal interview required ( dates on request)

• Agreement from placement / employer to support student

• 8 hours minimum voluntary in the setting

• Availability of a mentor to support you within the school

• Ideally grade D GCSE or Level 1 English

• Attend screening for literacy and numeracy

What is covered

The units cover children and young people's development, the requirements of safeguarding and the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion. They also include:

• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

• Schools as organisations, including types of schools, policies and procedures and the wider environment in which they operate

• Supporting children and young people with disabilities, special educational needs or where English is an additional language

• Preparing and maintaining learning environments

• Supporting learning activities and extra–curricular activities including planning and delivery

• Supporting pupils development between the ages 0–19years

How is the course assessed

The course is assessed by observations of support practice, reflective learning journal, presentations and discussions.

A portfolio of evidence will be completed and verified by your allocated assessor. This will include written assignments, direct observations, professional discussions and reflective accounts. There is no final examination.

What can this course lead to

The Level 3 Diploma for Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning.

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