Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - short course - virtual (13RW20AL/22)

Online Course

Course details

Course dates and times
Starting on 08 Dec 2022 and running until 04 May 2023
Applicable fees
Total £245.00
Tuition Fees£195.00
Exam Fees£50.00
Concessions are available for this course

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in supporting teaching and learning in schools and you’ve already completed the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools, then this short top-up course will give you the skills, knowledge and experience you need to upgrade your qualification to the full Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS).

This short top-up course will build upon the knowledge and theory covered in the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools to provide you with the skills and experience required to gain the full Level 2 Certificate and to progress to paid or voluntary Teaching Assistant positions in schools. As part of this course, you’ll spend a minimum of 10 hours a week in a classroom to ensure that you are able to apply and practice the skills you need to achieve your learning outcomes and to be effective in your role.

Please note that the exam fees for this course may be liable to change.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn about the role and responsibilities of the Teaching Assistant and have the opportunity to demonstrate and apply your learning in a school environment as part of your placement.

During your 5 mandatory units you’ll learn how to:

  • 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
  • Support learning activities.

For your optional unit you can also learn how to:

  • Prepare and maintain learning environments
  • Provide displays
  • Support children and young people at meal or snack times
  • Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Support children and young people’s play and leisure
  • Support assessment for learning.  

What is it like to learn with East Riding Adult Learning and Employability?

At East Riding Adult Learning and Employability we pride ourselves on the support we give to our learners, from the very first time you contact us, to the day you achieve your goals.

If you choose to join this Level 2 top-up course you will be supported by our dedicated staff, learn in a small friendly and welcoming group and receive lots of encouragement to help you build your skills, knowledge and understanding, as well as to improve your confidence.

During your learning your tutor will give you advice to support you with your next steps and they’ll also tell you about all of the other great opportunities that you have access to, including help with developing your maths and English skills, joining one of our creative skills classes or sessions to improve your health, wellbeing, confidence or resilience. If you are looking for work or aiming for a change of role, then your tutor will also make you aware of the employability programmes we have available to support you in achieving your employment goals.

Our team will be there to support you at every step of your journey and we always welcome your feedback to help us ensure that you feel safe, happy, supported and welcome. 

What do I need to join the course?

You must have successfully completed the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools, be confident in the use of IT and be working at Level 2 in your English skills.

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

In order to join this virtual learning course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection, a webcam or camera and a computer or laptop. You may also choose to use a headset or earphones with a microphone attachment. You should ensure that you have a suitable place to study that is free from any distractions.
  • You will need to have access to Microsoft Teams, which is available as a free download. One of our Customer Information Assistants will call and support you before the course begins to make sure that you have everything set up ready to access your virtual sessions.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

You’ll need to be set up with access to the Microsoft Teams learning platform. You’ll also need either a notebook and pen or a word-processing application (such as Microsoft Word) in order to take notes.

What could I do next?

Your tutor will work with you during your learning to support you in deciding your next steps. You may decide to work towards a qualification in English, maths or IT to support you with your future employment, or you may wish to consider further qualifications related to your work in schools, such as the Level 2 certificate in Awareness of bullying in children and young people or the Level 2 certificate in Behaviour that challenges in children.

Alternatively, you may decide to learn about mental health, neurodiversity or employability skills or explore our wider course offer, which includes topics such as photography, arts and crafts and mindfulness.

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.