Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and Colleges



This qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in the school environment. It is suitable for those working in roles that support pupils’ learning including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will learn about all aspects of supporting teaching and learning in schools in line with current developments in the sector and have the opportunity to reflect on your practice. Typlical units can include: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people; Child and young person development; Equality, diversity and inclusion in work withchildren and young people; Support learning activities; Schools as organisations.

Qualified and experienced childcare assessors will run knowledge and portfolio building workshops at the St Albans Campus on some Wednesday evenings in term time.


Am I right for the course?

You need to have good communication skills with both adults and children and sufficient education/literacy and numeracy skills to undertake the qualification. You will need to be working or volunteering in a school environment with enough practical hours for direct observation and assessment opportunities.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but you will need to be at least 19 years of age. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

All units are internally assessed. Methods of assessment could include: direct observation; reflection on own practice in real
work situations; written assignments; professional discussion. You will be required to build a portfolio of evidence.

What Next?

This award will give you a qualification suitable for a position as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support assistant. You could progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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