Supporting, Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 2

Supporting, Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 2

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Supporting, Teaching and Learning in Schools is a 36 Week programme.  Attendance is one day per week at College and two further days on placement in a school.


The level 2 is applicable to learning support staff whose responsibilities at work are closely supervised and working under the direction of the class teacher.

The qualification provides training for the roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant; special needs assistant; behavior support assistant/co-ordinator; pastoral/welfare assistant; foundation stage assistant or team leader.

Supporting, Teaching and Learning in Schools is taught at our campus in Longbridge, Birmingham.


At level 2 the total minimum number of credits attainable on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for this pathway is 30. This is achieved through completion of the Combined Knowledge and Competence qualification.

Mandatory Units

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities

Teaching Methods

There is a good balance of on the job and classroom based learning to include individual and group activities.

Tutors will support learners by providing a range of activities in the classroom that provide knowledge requirements for individual units. Delivery of teaching is designed to support all learning styles and provide an active learning environment. Learners will also receive regular one to one tutorial time to support their individual needs and provide the support required to ensure successful completion of the framework.

Up to 20% of the learning on this course will be delivered online, through flipped learning or online lessons.


Suitable candidates are expected to attend all group sessions and take part in work based assessments. Candidates will also demonstrate proof of competence through their own work whilst on the programme. Methods of assessment used by the tutors and assessor are assignments, case studies, observations, witness testimonies, reflective accounts and some work products.

Candidates will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence.  Assessment and verification will be undertaken by the college. This will be carried out by qualified lecturers, assessors and internal verifier.

Qualification Gained

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Opportunities for Progression

Progression onto Certificate Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning and then onto Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have, or be working towards Level 1 in English. All candidates will need to attend an information session before starting the programme and candidates will need to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to starting.

For Further Information

If you are interested in studying Supporting, Teaching and Learning in Schools, please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300, call in or email [email protected]


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