Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) level 2 certificate (13V21AL/22)

Adult Learning Beverley

Course details

Course dates and times
Starting on 23 Mar 2023 and running until 14 Dec 2023
Applicable fees
Total £543.00
Tuition Fees£430.00
Exam Fees£113.00
Concessions are available for this course

This course is for newly appointed, as well as experienced, teaching assistants who would like to gain a recognised qualification in supporting teaching and learning in schools. Achieving this qualification will demonstrate your ability to support pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning.

To achieve the qualification you will complete 10 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. Your mandatory learning will cover a wide range of topics related to the teaching assistant’s role and responsibilities, such as: child and young person development, safeguarding, communication, equality and diversity and supporting learning activities. For your optional unit, you can choose a topic such as providing displays, supporting meal and snack times or supporting children and young people’s play and leisure.

To enable you to demonstrate your learning you must be spend a minimum of ten hours per week in school, either in a paid or volunteer capacity.

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 10 mandatory units you’ll learn about:

  • Child and young person development
  • 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
  • Schools as organisations.

You’ll also 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 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 5-week Introduction to supporting teaching and learning in schools course, 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.  

What do I need to provide for the first session?

We recommend that you bring a notebook, pen and A4 ring binder with you

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.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Beverley
Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley
HU17 9LW

01482 887670