Supporting Teaching and Learning
Level 2 Certificate
The course is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment.
We would welcome applications from anyone working or looking to work in a primary, secondary or special school as well as colleges. The learner must have a placement in a school or college, this can be of a voluntary nature or employed and must be between 12-15 hours per week.
- Type of study
- Examination board
- NCFE CACHE
Availability & Details
To gain a place on this course you must have a placement in a learning environment, a school or college, as you need to show competence in both skills and knowledge.
You should hold passes in GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths or be willing to work towards achieving these qualifications.
You will be invited to attend an interview with the course lead, where you will be asked to complete a short written task based on your pre existing knowledge of a teaching assistant or what you believe the role to entail.
There are 11 mandatory units that will be completed across the academic year, these include:
- Understand schools and colleges as organisations
- Understand the development of children and young people
- Safeguarding and welfare of children and young people
- E equality, diversity and inclusion in the learning environment
- Maintaining positive relationships with children and young people
- Health and safety
- Supporting positive behaviour in the learning environment
- Understanding childrens play and leisure
- Exploring how to promote an effecting learning environment.=
Your learning commitment for this course is to attend college once a week, you will have oppportunity for a refreshment break during your class.
Your class is held in the Adult Learning Centre on the Havant Campus, where there is a dedicated team of professionals to support you with your learning development. Along with classrooms which have been specifically designed for our learners and an Adult Learning Lounge where you can relax and unwind awat from the busy Eat Central.
You will be assessed in through classroom based assignment tasks, role plays and presentations as well in workplace observations.
This course is FREE if you meet the eligibility requirements or depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to receive full or part funding for the course. Please get in touch and we will be happy to advise you.
Upon completion of this course you will be workplace ready, or be able to progress to another HSDC Adult Learning course or be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools or Level 3 Diploma in the Early Years Workforce.
Future Career Opportunities
I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.Laura Hagedorn, A Level student
Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.Conor Ward, BTEC student
My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.Lucie Brooks, A Level student