Tell us what you are searching for e.g. Apprenticeships...

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning – Level 2

Print this page
Teacher presenting to pupils
Courses Code
QD2TA
Study method
Part Time
Cost from
£730
Location(s)
View courses
Print this page
  • Is this course for you?

    The level 2 certificate in supporting teaching and learning has been designed to provide you 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 is aimed at people working in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges.

    There are 11 mandatory topics that you will study:

    • Understand schools and colleges as organisations
    • Understand children and young people’s development
    • Safeguarding children and young people
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young people
    • Maintain relationships with children and young people
    • Support the health and safety of children and young people
    • Support positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people
    • Contribute to teamwork in a learning environment
    • Understand children and young people’s play and leisure
    • Promote an effective learning environment
    • Provide displays in a learning environment
  • Required qualifications

    English and maths GCSE grade D/3 and above or functional skills at level 1 and be prepared to work towards level 2.

  • What skills will I develop?

    As a student teaching assistant, you will develop skills and knowledge in college and your placement setting such as:

    • Good understanding of areas of learning (e.g. literacy, numeracy, science and SEN)
    • Use of other equipment technology (such as using video and a photocopier)
    • Interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people
    • Work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative
    • Good communication skills
    • Effective use of ICT to support learning
    • Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice
    • The ability to manage behaviours effectively
    • Developing your English, writing and research skills and self-confidence
    • The ability to learn from experiences and challenges
    • Continuous development of self by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, and seeking new opportunities
    • The knowledge to safeguard the welfare and well-being of learners in your care.
  • Careers

    As a level 2 teaching assistant your salary will vary depending on your role, responsibilities and educational setting. Many TAs are employed on part-time or term-time only contracts.

    There isn’t a national pay scale for TA salaries. Most schools tend to go with wages set by the local authority (LA), although this varies depending on the type of school.

    After completion of the level 2 course, you can progress onto the level 3 in supporting teaching and learning and/or into the workforce.

  • Work experience

    In order to complete the qualification, you will need to arrange a placement with a school or college for a minimum of 1 day a week for 30 weeks. You will be observed by your assessor at the school or college placement on how you are supporting learners with their maths, English and ICT development and you will need to plan and implement a display.

    The placement must be supporting in year 1 or above.

  • English and maths

    The supporting teaching and learning course will give you the opportunity to reflect on your own maths and English abilities and take the opportunity to refresh your skills and develop them further which will enable you to support your learners effectively. English and maths are embedded in lessons and are an integral part of assignment writing.

    You will be taught relevant topics through classroom activities and discussions giving you the opportunity to develop skills such as independent research, spelling, punctuation and grammar awareness and note taking. Your tutor will assess your work by written assignment.

  • Other important information

    You will be expected to attend college 1 day a week 9.30 – 3.00 for 30 weeks.

    You will need to arrange an enhanced DBS Check through your placement school at a cost of £40.

    To complete your written assignments you will need access to a computer or laptop, the internet and a printer. The recommended textbook for this course costs approximately £21.

    You will need an A4 ring binder and dividers for your portfolio.

  • Is this course for you?

    The level 2 certificate in supporting teaching and learning has been designed to provide you 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 is aimed at people working in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges.

    There are 11 mandatory topics that you will study:

    • Understand schools and colleges as organisations
    • Understand children and young people’s development
    • Safeguarding children and young people
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young people
    • Maintain relationships with children and young people
    • Support the health and safety of children and young people
    • Support positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people
    • Contribute to teamwork in a learning environment
    • Understand children and young people’s play and leisure
    • Promote an effective learning environment
    • Provide displays in a learning environment
  • Required qualifications

    English and maths GCSE grade D/3 and above or functional skills at level 1 and be prepared to work towards level 2.

  • What skills will I develop?

    As a student teaching assistant, you will develop skills and knowledge in college and your placement setting such as:

    • Good understanding of areas of learning (e.g. literacy, numeracy, science and SEN)
    • Use of other equipment technology (such as using video and a photocopier)
    • Interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people
    • Work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative
    • Good communication skills
    • Effective use of ICT to support learning
    • Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice
    • The ability to manage behaviours effectively
    • Developing your English, writing and research skills and self-confidence
    • The ability to learn from experiences and challenges
    • Continuous development of self by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, and seeking new opportunities
    • The knowledge to safeguard the welfare and well-being of learners in your care.
  • Careers

    As a level 2 teaching assistant your salary will vary depending on your role, responsibilities and educational setting. Many TAs are employed on part-time or term-time only contracts.

    There isn’t a national pay scale for TA salaries. Most schools tend to go with wages set by the local authority (LA), although this varies depending on the type of school.

    After completion of the level 2 course, you can progress onto the level 3 in supporting teaching and learning and/or into the workforce.

  • Work experience

    In order to complete the qualification, you will need to arrange a placement with a school or college for a minimum of 1 day a week for 30 weeks. You will be observed by your assessor at the school or college placement on how you are supporting learners with their maths, English and ICT development and you will need to plan and implement a display.

    The placement must be supporting in year 1 or above.

  • English and maths

    The supporting teaching and learning course will give you the opportunity to reflect on your own maths and English abilities and take the opportunity to refresh your skills and develop them further which will enable you to support your learners effectively. English and maths are embedded in lessons and are an integral part of assignment writing.

    You will be taught relevant topics through classroom activities and discussions giving you the opportunity to develop skills such as independent research, spelling, punctuation and grammar awareness and note taking. Your tutor will assess your work by written assignment.

  • Other important information

    You will be expected to attend college 1 day a week 9.30 – 3.00 for 30 weeks.

    You will need to arrange an enhanced DBS Check through your placement school at a cost of £40.

    To complete your written assignments you will need access to a computer or laptop, the internet and a printer. The recommended textbook for this course costs approximately £21.

    You will need an A4 ring binder and dividers for your portfolio.

Apply for a course

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2

    Code: QCD2TA

    Cost: £730

    Start Date: 30th September 2022

    Start Time:09:30 AM

    End Time:15:00 PM

    Part Time: 29 Week(s)

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2

    Code: QCD2TA-Y1

    Cost: £730

    Start Date: 27th April 2023

    Start Time:09:30 AM

    End Time:15:00 PM

    Part Time: 10 Week(s)

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2

    Code: QTD2TA

    Cost: £730

    Start Date: 26th September 2022

    Start Time:09:30 AM

    End Time:15:00 PM

    Part Time: 28 Week(s)