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Working as a Teaching Assistant Award at London Learning Consortium

Course description

These qualifications are aimed at anyone interested in or starting out in a career in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools. It is a knowledge-based qualification, and can be taken by learners not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training/induction for those new in post. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting. 

Course content

This is an award which covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and relationships, child development and understanding the school context. To complete the level 2 award, learners must achieve 9 credits from the mandatory units listed below.

• Child and young person development, unit 201 (2 credits)
• Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, unit 202 (3 credits)
• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, unit 203 (2 credits)
• Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people, unit 204 (2 credits).
• Schools as organizations, unit 205 (3 credits)

Entry requirements

For this course learners will need good written skills to at least level 1 standard (this will be assessed at enrolment)


This course is assessed by learners completing 5 written assignments which are internally assessed and externally moderated and certificated by City & Guilds.

Future opportunities

You can apply for teaching support roles in schools, or go onto higher level qualifications including the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, which you will need to source a work placement for.  Once you are employed, you can consider undertaking the Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching & learning in Schools.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact London Learning Consortium directly.

Last updated date: 07 August 2015
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