Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning – Level 2

Course code


This course is delivered at our Coombs Wood campus

Why study this course?

This course is suitable for adults already working in Primary, special or Secondary schools assisting teaching staff on a paid or voluntary basis and who do not have a relevant qualification but wish to update their knowledge and skills.  It allows you to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting, teaching and learning in schools.

Course content

There are 11 units to complete which include children and young people’s development, the requirements of safeguarding, the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion plus supporting children and young people during play and leisure.
During the course you will attend college or one of our community sites once a week, where you will build a portfolio of evidence which will consist of your assignments, reflective accounts and observations. During the course you will be visited at your placement regularly by a qualified, experienced assessor where she will observe your practical competency.

All units are internally assessed with no exam at the end. You must complete all assignments and your practical hours of 324 hours before completion.

Entry requirements

You need to have secured a placement in a school of your choice to carry out your placement for 9 hours a week. You will need to be in reception upwards to cover this qualification. This must be shown at an interview.
Be able to support children in maths, English and ICT within the learning environment
A clear enhanced DBS check – we can carry this out once you have enrolled
You are expected to have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills at Functional Skills level 1 or above.
An understanding of the basic verbs such as describe, explain and identify.


A pen, paper, lever arch folder and enthusiasm!

Day, time and duration



38 weeks

Start date

19th September 2023




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