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Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

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Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

 The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is aimed at learners who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils in the school environment. The qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed to support teaching and learning.

This course is for learners aged 19 plus.

It is suitable for learners working in roles that support pupils’ learning including teaching assistants, learning support assistants, and special needs assistants. This programme is also appropriate for those volunteering in schools.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

Inductions for the course will take place in September, January and April.

The length of time on course is 6 months and you will need to attend 10 compulsory workshops within the college. These are offered during the day and the evening.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
All learners require a DBS check and to have a secure placement completing 6 hours of voluntary or paid work prior to enrolment.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, a basic level of numeracy and literacy is required.

What will I study
To gain the qualification learners will need to achieve 24 credits from the following mandatory units, and 6 credits from a choice of optional 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.

You will also gain invaluable work experience in a working environment.

How is it assessed
You will be allocated an assessor who will support you one-to-one throughout your programme of study. Attendance at workshops is required to support the knowledge requirements. A range of assessment methods will be used to provide evidence to show competence in both knowledge and skills. Examples of assessment methods include direct observations of learners in the workplace, expert witness statements, professional discussions, written assignments and tasks including reflection on own practice in real work situations.

What can I do once I’ve finished this course?
Potential job occupations include teaching assistant, learning support assistant and special needs assistant.

Possible progression to Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualifications this is dependent upon job role and experience.

Ref: Marie Sephton


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