Supporting Teaching and Learning – Level 2

Supporting Teaching and Learning – Level 2 (part-time)

What is supporting teaching and learning?

This involves supporting the Teacher and the delivery of the curriculum within an educational setting. This course is designed for those members of the school workforce who work directly or indirectly with children and young people. It is suitable for all roles in schools, including site staff, administrators and support assistants. The course aims to enable you to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning. You will learn how to support children at different stages of their development and learning and understand the importance of positive relationships within a school.

Why should I study this qualification?

A recognized qualification is required for anyone wanting to work in a school, either as a classroom assistant or learning support assistant. If you have a genuine interest in working with children in an educational setting, this course will provide the experience and skills to progress. It aims to develop the knowledge and understanding needed in areas such as safeguarding, communication and the school context.

Course structure and content

Attendance is 2-hours a week for 23-25 weeks and you will study the following:

  • Children and young person development
  • Support learning activities
  • 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
  • Plus optional units

With guidance and encouragement from your tutor you will take part in a range of classroom based activities.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your tutor in the classroom and workplace on specific written and practical tasks. With support and guidance you will compile a portfolio of evidence. This will include all of the work you have completed and it must be submitted at the end of the course in order to achieve the qualification. You must bring a pen, writing paper and ring binder file to lessons.

Course commitment

In addition to attending a 2-hour session each week you should allow 4-5 hours a week for further study. It is essential that you aim to achieve 100% attendance in order to cover the specific course criteria.

Entry requirements

A relevant Level 1 qualification is advisable and a good level of English is necessary. You must demonstrate a genuine interest, positive attitude and commitment to completing the course. On starting the course you will complete initial assessments in literacy and numeracy to ascertain your current level. This will enable the tutor to meet your learning needs and provide additional support if required.

Course fee

The fee for this course is TBC.


On successfully achieving this qualification you may have the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 qualification. You must have an excellent attendance record to progress.

Course Fee Information

You will not be charged a course fee if you are:

  • Aged 19-23 and enrolling on a course at Entry Level or Level 1 without prior qualifications
  • Aged 19-23 and enrolling for your first full Level 2 qualification
  • Studying English or Maths at or below Level 2
  • Aged 19+ and enrolling on a course at Entry Level, Level 1 or 2, unemployed, seeking employment and in receipt of any of the following: Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Income Support.

For further information or if you do not meet this criteria please contact Adrienne McCrae Tel: 01287 280800.

Please note that evidence of benefits must be provided at enrolment and you will also need your N.I Number and a form of I.D (passport, driving license, birth certificate or utility bill).