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


  • Adults (Part-time)
  • 1 day a week in college, 3 days in placement: PLACEMENT MON,TUES,WEDS. COLLEGE THURSDAY 9am - 5pm hours per week
  • A1260-24
  • 2 September 2024 - 36 weeks
  • Wembley Park Campus
  • Standard: £633


The course is suitable for learners working in roles that support pupil’s learning including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants. Learners will need to attend work experience twice a week during the course, working in a primary school with children aged 6 to 16 years.

Two types of learning outcomes: Skills that can be performed and knowledge that can be learnt. Units cover children and young people’s development, the requirements of safeguarding and the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion. Mandatory Units:

  • Child and young person development.
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Communication and relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • 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. Optional Units
  • Schools as organisations
  • Provide displays in schools.

How is the course taught?

You will be taught using a range of teaching tools and techniques including lectures, role play activities, scenarios, group and pair work, assignments, presentations and work experience in the sector. As part of your course, you will have to attend work placement, see below: Days at placement Primary School: Mon-Tue 9.00-15.00. College day: Wed 9.00-17.00, incl. 30 min lunch break and 15 min tea break. Please note this is subject to change, check at enrolment.

What support is available?

Your tutors will support and guide you. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.

What social activities can I take part in?

There is a student room at both sites and canteens/café facilities. The college regularly hosts promotional, cultural and social awareness events. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect.

What facilities and resources are available?

Our Learning Resource Centres (LRCs)are available at both sites, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified, friendly staff on hand to support you. We have an excellent selection of teacher-training books and materials (including DVDs of example lessons) and our ESOL and EFL sections are well stocked with up-to-date teaching materials.