Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Start date(s):
7 Sep 2020
30 weeks
Level 2
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
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Awarded by:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
(previous year's fees)


If you are a teaching assistant, learning support assistant, special needs assistant, or in a similar role in a school environment, this course will enhance your skills and knowledge required for supporting teaching and learning in school and developing children and young people.

This course is designed to fit around your work commitments and is suitable for those employed (or volunteer) in a primary school.
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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This advanced course will further develop your skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career as a teaching assistant.


The content of this course reflects the increasing professionalism of the teaching assistant's role. This qualification will provide learners with a secure understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when supporting children or young people in a school environment.


  • Child and Young Person Development
  • Safeguarding and Welfare of Children and Young People
  • Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Team Work
  • Supporting Relationships with Children and Young People
  • Supporting Health and Safety
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour
  • Supporting Learning Activities.

In addition 2 optional units will also be studied, dependant upon job role.


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

This is a part time programme where you can access support from the programme tutor and work based assessor. In addition, you will have the opportunity to access college support services such as Personal Learning Coaches, Learner Support and ASC (Advice Support Careers).

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This course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required when supporting and learning in a real work environment. In addition, you will be required to be already working in a primary school in a voluntary or employed capacity. This course is for professional practitioners to develop their skills and knowledge and have the opportunity to link theorical aspects to professional practice in a real working environment.


Requirements for the Level 2 programme is to have secured a voluntary placement in a primary school or be employed for a minimum of one day a week.

You could progress to a Level 3 teaching and learning in schools qualification, or an early years qualification, at New College Durham. You could also study further to become a teacher or social worker.

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Interview Instructions

You will be asked to attend an interview to discuss the course. Please bring your predicted grades and two references - one personal and one from school. You will be offered a conditional place until the grades are attainted and the references are checked.

Entry Criteria

  • 18 or over at begining of course
  • GCSE in English Language, or equivalent, at Grade C (or numerical equivalent)
  • Relevant employment / work placement in a school for at least one day a week
  • Clear enhanced DBS check.