The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning is for students aged 19+ who would like to become a Teaching Assistant in a school or college (ages 5-19) who have no prior experience of supporting children and young people in an educational setting.
The Supporting Teaching and Learning pathway is ideal for those who wish to progress onto further qualifications or become a Teaching Assistant.
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.
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.