Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2

Delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College University Centre
Start Date September 2022
Duration 32 Weeks
Cost Please enquire

* The fees charged on your course will not rise by more than inflation during your studies but the College reserves the right to increase fees annually by not more than RPIX (Retail Prices Index excluding Mortgage Interest).

If your studies are to be funded by your employer or as part of an Apprenticeship then different rates may apply, please enquire for details.

Course overview

The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments.

It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour and communication and professional relationships.

It’s aimed at learners working in roles that support pupils’ learning in Primary, Secondary or Special Schools, as well as Colleges.

What will I learn

There are 11 modules to be completed during the year.
The modules cover the wide range of skills and knowledge necessary to be a Level 2 Teaching Assistant. The modules cover a number of areas, including Safeguarding children and young people, understanding how children and young people develop, developing professional relationships, understanding the health and safety requirements in schools and colleges and supporting positive behaviour in the classroom.

How will the courses be assessed?

Over the year, you will submit work which will build to create a portfolio of evidence. This includes written tasks and assignments, Professional Discussions, lesson observations and presentations to the group.

Entry requirements

You should have GCSE/ Level 2 Functional Skills in English in place before beginning the course. A GCSE or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths is also required. On occasion, we may consider applicants without maths as long as they are willing to work towards them alongside the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Please note, many employers require GCSE English and Maths for roles as a Teaching Assistant.


On successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, you can consider progressing to the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.