Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate (QCF)

Adult Skills & Training

Date (from)


Awarding body


Part Time - September 2018



Course introduction

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to support teaching and learning with this Level 2 course.

As a learner you will select a range of units based around your job role within the school environment. You must achieve a minimum of 30 credits, 24 credits will be from the mandatory units and the other credits will come from optional units. 

Mandatory units: 

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people's health and safety
  • Support children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities

Course structure

You will be taught through a variety of methods including:

  • Lectures
  • Group and individual work
  • Discussion
  • Presentations

Minimum entry requirements

  • You must have been working in a role that supports learning for under a year. This could be as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant or special needs assistant. 
  • Learners will need to be working or volunteering in a school environment. Completion of this course could help those volunteering to secure employment.
  • Good skills in Maths and English are essential for those working in an educational environment, so learners may undertake Functional Skills as part of their programme if necessary. 

How will I be assessed?

Methods of assessment could include:

  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations
  • Coursework
  • Learner's own plans and written records 

Skills and knowledge that reflect good practice will be assessed through observation in the workplace and a portfolio of written evidence.

Information & support

You will need to purchase your own stationery during the course of your qualification. This includes a ring binder and dividers, A4 paper and pens.

You will also require access to the internet. 

Course fees & Duration

There is a course cost of £635, plus £94 CACHE registration/certification fee.

What can I do with this qualification?

Qualifications gained from this course:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) - Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE);  a specialist awarding body for the Care and Education sector. 
  • Functional Skills (if applicable) in Maths and English.

Upon successful completion, you may choose to progress to the Level 3 Diploma for Specialist Support in Teaching and Learning in Schools. 

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