Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 2
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 2 Hele Road Centre *Please see below *Please see below Variable Variable £875 None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This City & Guilds certificate has been designed specifically for people working in a school and supporting children’s learning.

This is a course which lasts up to one year. Your assessor will arrange to see you in your work place to plan assignments and assess your competence. You may also meet with your assessor by appointment on a one to one basis at the college to cover the underpinning knowledge and carry out assessments. An online portfolio system is used which is accessible to you 24/7.

Course dates are:-

  • 09.09.2019 to 08.03.2021 - variable times and days
  • 06.01.2020 to 05.07.2021 - variable times and days
  • 20.04.2020 to 18.10.2021 - variable times and days

What topics will I study?

This qualification has been designed to provide an introduction to the practical skills and knowledge required in a teaching assistant role and will provide occupational competence to work under the supervision of a class teacher. This is an ideal introductory course for those that are new to the role. Topics covered include safeguarding, managing behaviour, supporting learning and child development.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be in employment or be volunteering in a real work environment for a minimum of approx. 10-12 hours, have completed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and also have good levels of literacy.

What facilities are there?

  • Tutorial and assessor support
  • Online portfolio and resources
  • You will have access to a learning resource centre

What can the course lead on to?

Once you have completed this course you may be eligible to work towards a Level 3 Diploma. You may also secure employment as a Teaching assistant. Click here to view other course options.

Are there any additional costs?

You can purchase a text book costing approximately £20.

What do our students think?

The course has been really valuable; it clarifies the wider issues involved with being a Teaching Assistant. Getting assessor feedback on my practice has been really helpful.”

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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