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Working as a Teaching Assistant Award With Employability 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)

The course also includes Employability units which are relevant to the course.

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.

Financial information

The course is fully funded if you are in receipt of benefits.  If you are not receiving benefits, please contact us for information on fees.

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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