What's covered?

The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people's development, supporting children and young people's positive behaviour and communication and professional relationships.

It's aimed at learners who want to work in roles that support pupils' learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges.

What do you need?

Learners must be at least 16 years old. This is a full time study programme and you will be required to be in college all week and attend a practical placement for the duration of the course, this will be in a learning environment (school or college). You need to show competence in both skills and knowledge. If you have not got GCSE Grade 4 (c) or above in English and Maths you will need to study this as part of the course.

How you are assessed

There are 11 mandatory units in this qualification and it will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board. You will also be assessed in the placement on the practical skills.

How Long?

I year

What course next?

Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning or an Advanced Apprenticeship in support Teaching and Learning

What could this lead to?

This course is a preparation to working in a school setting.

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