Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - short course - virtual (13RN06AL/21)

Online Course

Course details

Course dates and times
Starting on 07 Dec 2021 and running until 26 Apr 2022
Applicable fees
Total £245.00
Tuition Fees£195.00
Exam Fees£50.00
Concessions are available for this course

This course is for anyone interested in pursuing a career in supporting teaching and learning in schools, who has already completed a Level 2 award in Support Work in Schools course. It will upgrade your qualification to a full Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) Certificate.

If you've already completed the Level 2 award in Support Work in Schools course and would like to upgrade your qualification to a full Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) Certificate then this is the course for you.

The Level 2 award in Support Work in Schools covered the knowledge required for school support work in general.  

The Level 2 STLS Certificate reflects the role of those specifically supporting pupils’ learning. This is a nationally recognised qualification suited to those who are not yet part of the school workforce but looking for a qualification that will increase their employability, are recently appointed or are relatively new to teaching support.

This course will require you to undertake a classroom placement within a school.

What do I need to join the course?

You must have successfully completed the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and have a good level of written English (at level 2) and ICT skills.

You will also require a minimum of 10 hours per week in school either in a paid or volunteer capacity together with Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

As the course is being delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have a web browser (e.g. Google chrome, Microsoft Edge) and are able to follow the links to take part in the virtual activities. This will include having some basic computer skills, including being able to use a keyboard and mouse.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. You will not need to attend any classroom delivery but you will need to commit to attending the virtual sessions at the specified dates and times. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address to access the virtual classroom
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, tablet with camera
  • Teams app downloaded (free download is available)
  • You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes and you may be asked to submit work back to your tutor, therefore the ability to produce a text or word document that you can upload or email to your tutor will be beneficial.

If you are unsure about how to join a virtual learning session please contact us as soon as possible, but at the latest 2 working days prior to your course starting.  We will then arrange for one of our Personal Advisors to contact you and talk you through how to access the sessions.

You may also want to attend our Preparing for virtual learning short session, this will help you to get started and feel confident in participating with any future virtual learning courses. For more details on this please search on the course booking system or telephone us on 01482 887670 or email learn@eastriding.gov.uk.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught and supported on this virtual course by experienced tutors using a mixture of activities and online learning. Attendance at sessions is important to ensure that you are successful. As well as group sessions you will be required to carry out independent study at home in order to successfully complete this course.

What will I learn?

You will undertake a TA placement in a school and be required to produce written statements providing reflective accounts and witness testimonies. Your practice will be observed in the classroom as part of this course.

You will learn about:

  • 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 qualifications will I get?

On successful completion of the course you will receive the widely recognised vocational qualification City and Guilds Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 2 certificate. You will achieve the qualification by successfully completing all course work.

What could I do next?

At the end of your course your tutor will talk to you about the most appropriate next step for you. The STLS certificate may lead you to further employment opportunities in the education sector.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.