Try Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) (13RN07CL/23)

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Course details

Are you interested in working or volunteering in schools as a teaching assistant? Would you like to inspire and support children and young people to learn? Is so, then this free Try course will give you an opportunity to meet one of our tutors, find out more about our Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification and gain an overview of the different roles available in schools so you can decide whether you’d like to explore the subject further.

What will I learn?

You will learn more about the role of the teaching assistant and you’ll gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge you will need should you decide to follow this career path.

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 Try 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 to develop your knowledge and understanding, as well as your confidence.

Your tutor will give you advice to support you with your next steps and they’ll also tell you about all of the other learning 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?

Enthusiasm to learn more! You do not need to have any previous experience of working in schools to attend this course.

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 session.

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?

Should you decide that you’d like to learn more and work towards the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, you’ll be signposted to our Achieve Your English Goals sessions, where you’ll work with a friendly tutor to measure your English, maths and digital skills to make sure you’re ready for your next step. Your tutor will then work with you to help you decide which next step is right for you.

You may choose to join our Introduction to Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course, where you’ll learn all about the range of responsibilities that might be expected of you in a school environment to prepare you for progressing towards your qualification and securing your school placement.

Alternatively, you may decide to brush up your English, maths or digital skills before progressing to the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification.

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.