Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate

What is this course about?

This is a 35 week course for people supporting learning in primary, secondary and special schools who wish to gain a qualification as a trained teaching assistant supporting the work of the classroom teacher.

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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate

Start: 09/09/2019
Days: Mon
Time: 17:00-20:00

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate

Start: 20/01/2020
Days: Mon
Time: 17:00-20:00

How is it taught

The taught elements of the course will take place in college, using a wide range of teaching strategies and technology. You will be expected to complete some hours of directed study working at your own pace guided by the staff. Practicial on the job training takes place in the school setting where your practical skills will also be observed.


What could I do next?


On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in school or Level 3 Learning support qualification. There is also a clear progression pathway to the Foundation Degree in Education.

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Teaching assistants

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£20,259

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 3,967
2020 4,036
2021 4,091

ANNUAL SALARY

£17,410 10%
£18,242 25%
£20,259 50%
£23,608 75%
£28,101 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

220 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 10.96%
25-34 14.77%
35-44 26%
45-54 33.09%
55-64 14.16%
65+ 0.98%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.14%
Level 1 2.71%
Level 2 20.12%
Level 3 31.37%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 18.05%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 21.81%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 4.74%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.05%

Educational support assistants

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
  • Attends to child.
  • Helps and encourages child to communicate.
  • Implements care programmes, as appropriate.
  • Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.
  • Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.
  • Supports schoolwork under teacher.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£21,091

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2019 1,244
2020 1,256
2021 1,264

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,075 10%
£19,053 25%
£21,091 50%
£24,232 75%
£28,288 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

64 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 11.41%
25-34 17.33%
35-44 21.31%
45-54 33.29%
55-64 15.53%
65+ 1.1%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.17%
Level 1 3.37%
Level 2 17.1%
Level 3 30.11%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 22.3%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 21.41%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 4.12%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.41%
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