Course Details

  • If you want to earn the relevant qualifications and skills to work with pupils in primary and secondary school classrooms, aiding their learning and helping them to succeed, this Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is a great place to start.

    You’ll cover a wide range of areas in children and young people’s development, looking at how to communicate and form professional relationships with them, how to prepare and maintain learning environments, and how to support children with disabilities and special educational needs. You’ll also focus on safeguarding practices and how schools operate as organisations.

    Looking at both learning and extra-curricular activities, you’ll learn how to plan and deliver different types effectively, as well as how to support children and young people outside of the classroom, at meal times, during play, and on school trips. This will all contribute to the skills you’ll need to support young people’s learning in primary, secondary and special schools.

  • You’ll need to be at least 19 years old to enrol on this CACHE Level 2 certificate, and have a GCSE in English at grade C or above. If you do not have proof of this GCSE, we’ll ask you to pass a Level 1 English test at an interview with us.

    During the course, you will also need to be working or volunteering in a school environment, to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

  • All the units on this course will be internally assessed, and could include a range of methods such as direct observation of practice in a school environment, professional discussions, reflections of your own practice in real work situations, or tasks set by your tutor/assessor.

  • The perfect next step after completing this Level 2 Certificate is to advance onto a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools with us at The Manchester College.

    This will help you develop more advanced skills and knowledge as a teaching assistant, and open the door to even more career paths in the education sector, getting involved with planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside teachers.

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  • Depending on your circumstances, you might need to pay tuition fees for this course.

    There’s lots of help available to make sure you can afford college, including many different funding options, tuition fee loans, bursaries and special grants. We’ve put all the information together to make it easier to understand and find what support you can get on our dedicated finance page.

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  • If you’re struggling to decide whether this course is for you, just ask us!

    Our course enquiry team are more than happy to any questions you might have, big or small! They can help you understand the course, the application and enrolment process, finance queries, and all the career opportunities surrounding this subject!

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