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Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

This qualification is for anyone who is directly supporting the teaching and learning of pupils.  The qualification incorporates the knowledge units in the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and adds competency based units to reflect the role of those supporting pupils’ learning. This means that it is essential that you are either volunteering or working in school to complete this qualification.

What will I learn?

In this qualification course you will learn about:

What are the course entry requirements?

Before you join this course, you will have to attend an initial assessment session to identify your English and maths levels. You must be working towards Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Functional Skills Level 1 in maths.

If you meet the English and maths requirements you will be invited to an interview with a teacher to confirm your suitability for the course. The interview may be in person or online.

You need to be working in school either employed or on a voluntary basis, for a minimum of 9 hours per week, which must be confirmed by your employer / placement provider. You will need a DBS certificate to work or volunteer in a school. If you are working in a school it will be your employer's responsibility to get your DBS. If you are planning to volunteer in a school check if they will pay for your DBS or if you need to pay for it. If you need to pay for it you could apply for Discretionary Learner Support to help cover this cost if you are eligible. 

How is the qualification delivered and assessed?

This course is delivered online via Zoom, so you will need access to the internet and a laptop or tablet to take part in them. If this causes an issue for you then please contact us to see if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make for you.

During this course you will build an e-portfolio of work where you will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding through activities and assignments.

This is a year long course with 18 taught sessions held every fortnight to allow you time to complete homework activities and assignments and self-study tasks ready for the next taught session. Your teacher and assessor will arrange to visit you in your workplace to observe you in practice. Tutorials and workshops may be arranged in school holiday time and if you are working full-time in a school this is a good time to catch up with coursework. You will be given a completion date for your portfolio and you must be completed by this date or you risk not achieving.

Further Progression

Successful completion of a Level 2 qualification could lead to progression to a Level 3 qualification or you may be recommended to upskill your English, maths or ICT before doing this. You may also be able to progress within employment in a variety of roles.

Please return to the main page for details of dates, times and cost.