Health Social Care & Early Years

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning: Teaching Assistant, Level 2

Course overview

If you choose to work in the education system, you will be playing a crucial role in shaping the lives of our future generations.

This course will give you 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 those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships.

Entry requirements

Either English Language OR maths at Grade C/4 or above and be prepared to study for the other.

You will participate in a face to face interview and provide a hand written piece of work to allow for an assessment of your literacy skills.

You will need to provide a clear DBS.

You will be required to find your own work experience placement.

Course Modules

This course includes 11 modules including:

-Understand schools and colleges as organisations
-Understand children and young people’s development
-Safeguarding children and young people
-Equality, diversity and inclusion
-Support health and safety
-Support positive behaviour
-Understand children and young people’s play and leisure

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, professional discussion or a task. You are required to attend school placement for the equivalent of 2 days per week.

What can I do next

You could gain employment in the school sector or, alternatively, progress on to study our Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning course.