Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
This qualification is for anyone who is directly supporting the teaching and learning of pupils. The qualification incorporates the knowledge units in the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and adds competency based units to reflect the role of those supporting pupils’ learning. This means that it is essential that you are either volunteering or working in school to complete this qualification.
What will I learn?
In this qualification course you will learn about:
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
schools as organisations
improving your own and team practice in schools
maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people
supporting children and young people’s health and safety
supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour
supporting learning activities
What are the course entry requirements?
Before you join this course, you will have to complete an assessment to identify your English and maths levels and attend an online initial assessment meeting with a teacher. You must be working towards Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Functional Skills Level 1 in maths.
You need to be working in school either employed or on a voluntary basis, for a minimum of 9 hours per week, which must be confirmed by your employer / placement provider.
How is the qualification delivered and assessed?
This is a year long course with 18 taught sessions held every fortnight to allow you time to complete homework activities and assignments and self-study tasks ready for the next taught session. This course is planned to be delivered online via Zoom, though depending on current restrictions some face to face sessions made be planned. You will need access to the internet and a laptop or tablet to take part in them. During these courses you will build an e-portfolio of work where you will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding through activities and assignments.
Your teacher and assessor will arrange to visit you in your workplace to observe you in practice. Tutorials and workshops may be arranged in school holiday time and if you are working full-time in a school this is a good time to catch up with course work. You will be given a completion date for your portfolio and you must be completed by this date or you risk not achieving.