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Supporting Teaching And Learning In Schools Level 2 Certificate at North Lindsey College

Course description

This full-time programme of study includes studying the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to support the learning of children from ages 5-16 years in a teaching assistant's role. Your programme will also include studying towards achieving grades A-C in GCSE English and Maths to enable you to progress to a Level 3 course in the future.
There are also other planned learning opportunities which may include developing your creative skills, joining the College sports teams and a wide range of other sessions to develop your employability skills and personal development.

Course content

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate you must achieve 30 credits by completing nine mandatory units totalling 24 credits and option units totalling a minimum of 6 credits. 

You will gain an insight into the role and responsibility expected of a level 2 teaching assistant through the mandatory units as follows:

- Children's and young persons' development (2 credits) 
- Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (3 credits) 
- Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults (2 credits) 
- Support learning activities (4 credits) 
- Support children's and young people's positive behaviour (2 credits) 
- Maintain and support relationships with children and young people (3 credits) 
- Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people (2 credits) 
- Support children and young people's health and safety (3 credits) 
- Help and improve own and team practice in schools (3 credits) 

You will also take GCSE English and Maths and aim to achieve a minimum grade in both subjects.

Entry requirements

- English and Mathematics at GCSE grade D or equivalent
- Wide range of GCSEs at grade D or above, or Level 1 College course 
- Good reference from School or College
- Interview
- Clean enhanced disclosure (DBS)


You will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be observed in placement by the tutor and/or class teacher or mentor.
Your portfolio will be internally assessed and externally moderated. Your portfolio of evidence may include assignment tasks, case studies, posters and leaflets.

You will also take exams for GCSE Maths and English.

Future opportunities

On successful achievement of your programme, including English and Maths at grade A-C, you may be able to progress to the 
Level 3 Diploma Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) course.
If you achieve one GCSE at grade C you may be able to progress to the Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care or a related course in Health & Social Care at either Level 2 or Level 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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