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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

You will be required to complete a range of mandatory units and a choice of optional units. You will be allocated an assessor who will assess you using a variety of assessment methods which may include: observations, written evidence, oral questions and witness testimony. Learners are expected to spend considerable time in placement, developing practical skills. All will need to undertake a DBS check. If you already have a check in place, please discuss this with the college DBS team to ensure it is suitable for the course requirements. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

This is a one year programme. In the course of this you will cover subjects including educational theory, safeguarding, communication and the role of the practitioner. Your work in schools will be assessed to demonstrate your practical competency which will involve your meeting with your assessor on a number of occasions, agreeing an assessment plan and then carrying this out.

Entry requirements

This programme is for learners that are 19 yrs and over. Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required.


Assessment is based around statements of competency. You will undertake knowledge units that require the completion of written assignments. These are then added to the practical assessments undertaken in placement to judge competency. You must pass both elements, knowledge and practical, to pass the course.

Financial information

Material fee £150.00. If learners require a DBS check to be completed, there is a fee for this. Please ask to speak to the college DBS team for an up to date cost.

Future opportunities

Graduates from this programme can access further training at level 3 on the CACHE Specialist Support in Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma Level 3. This course will take the knowledge and understanding from your level 2 and challenge you further to build on your current practice to a higher level. Graduates may also find employment within primary schools as teaching assistants.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 September 2017
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