Vocational Course

Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2 Certificate


About this course

The course is aimed at learners working or volunteering in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges. Competency in both skills and knowledge will need to be demonstrated by attending college weekly and practically within a learning environment.

What will I learn?

There are 11 mandatory units which include the following:

  • Understand children and young people’s development
  • Understand children and young people’s play and leisure
  • Promote an effective learning environment
  • Provide displays in a learning environment
  • Maintain relationships with children and young people

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you attend a 2 hour weekly taught class along with attending a school placement for 9 hours a week. During the course you will build a portfolio of evidence.

This is made up of a combination of work from your weekly taught class and visits from your assessor. Your allocated assessor will visit you in your placement on a regular basis carrying out direct observations on your practical abilities.

What do I need?

There are no formal entry requirements but you are expected to have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills at level 1 or above.

You will need to have been working or volunteering in a school for at least 2 months prior to commencing the course and have secured a 9 hour a week placement at the school for when you start the course.

An interview is required before you are able to enrol on to this course.

A letter from your school placement confirming previous volunteering or work experience plus an agreement of supporting your 9 hours a week placement for the duration of the course is required at your interview.

Additional Information

What is required for the first class?
A pen, paper, lever arch folder and enthusiasm!

Who can I contact about the course?
Part Time Admissions on 0121 602 7888

Who is the course leader?
Di Johns - djohns@halesowen.ac.uk or 0121 602 7765

Course Costs

Course Fee (2018-19) - £1133.55
This fee includes the registration fees.