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.
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.
Have You Considered?
Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.
- 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.
220 new openings per year
|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.
- 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.
64 new openings per year
|Level 4-5 (Higher Education)||22.3%|
|Level 6 (Bachelors)||21.41%|
|Level 7 (Masters or equivalent)||4.12%|
|Level 8 (Doctorate)||0.41%|