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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate

This level 2 qualification is delivered on a part time basis, with sessions held during the morning at our City Centre Campus in Bath. It is tailored for those individuals who are employed by a school or who work as a volunteer. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to support learning in schools. You will be expected to attend College one day a week to obtain the theory element of the programme, which will include written assignments. In addition, your practice will be observed and assessed in your workplace. You will be expected to have an IT qualification at level 1 and English and Maths at GCSE grade D (or an equivalent qualification).

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What topics are covered?

Topics include:

  • Health & Safety.
  • Child Development.
  • Schools Organisations.
  • Safeguarding and Welfare of Young People.
  • Equality and Diversity.
  • Supporting young people with Special Educational Needs.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at individuals and sector professionals working in a school, who wish to enhance their skills for the benefit of their learners, and gain a recognised qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to be currently working in a school or looking to volunteer as a Teaching Asssitant. You will also need a level 1 qualification (or equivalent) in English, Maths, and Information Technology – or be prepared to upskill to obtain these qualifications.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will obtain a Level 2 City & Guilds qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Who is the awarding body?

City and Guilds

Who will be my tutor?

This will be confirmed at interview.

How will I learn?

You will learn through attending the scheduled sessions to ensure you receive the required input. Your learning will be enhanced through group work including presentations, role play, and project work. You will be expected to complete a number of assignments at the required standard, and receive workplace observations where you will be given supportive feedback to enhance your learning further.

How will I be assessed?

The modules are assessed via a variety of methods: presentations, essays, video analysis, online discussions, journals, portfolios, and a final research project. There are no exams for this qualification.

What can I do after this course?

You could enrol onto our level 3 programme, which is available as a part time standalone qualification, or as part of an Advanced Apprenticeship; both pathways will allow you to progress onto the Foundation Degree which is a two-year, part time programme delivered through Bath College.

How much does this course cost?

This Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning costs £1417.

Are there any additional costs?

This has yet to be confirmed, but you will be informed at interview.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring proof of identity, and evidence of your UK residency status (for example a passport or visa).

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.


Further information will be given at your interview. Workplace observations will be arranged on an individual basis.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any person aged 19 or over. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.

1 review for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate

  1. noreply@bathcollege.ac.uk

    5 out of 5

    I have always told others around me that’s it’s never too late to go back into further education no matter the reason. However, I never actually followed my own advice, until last year. I knew of the course as a couple of friends had completed it, but had always found reasons preventing me from applying.


    My youngest had begun school and although I had a full time job already I found I was missing something and I really wanted to do something that would make a difference to children.


    I saw an advertisement in a local paper for the course and looked it up; being too afraid of the jump I didn’t apply. I then saw it advertised again a couple of weeks later and thought, why not apply? What’s the worst that could happen? I applied, and had an interview with he course tutor. To say I was nervous was an understatement, but I was put at ease straight away and having had everything explained to me I was so excited to be offered a place.


    The course is fantastic!!! Everything is clearly laid out, there is a wealth of information online as well as full support from your tutor and study group. My tutor always ensures everyone has a clear understanding of expectations and the task in hand. And for me personally she is a true inspiration, if I find myself unsure of how to approach a situation I use her guidance to find away around it. She is always completely professional whilst remaining friendly and inclusive.


    Any reservations you may have about finding a placement (you are required to find one to support your learning) are quickly dispelled by the support offered by both tutor and your study group who are in the same situation as you. The emphasis from the college is to guide you through the course and support you until you qualify.


    During my course a position came up at the school I was volunteering at. I applied and am thrilled to say, got the job!!! I now work in a primary school as a TA, working across three year groups. I absolutely love it, the challenges it presents and the reward that comes with supporting children in their learning.


    I would never have had the confidence to apply without the support from my course tutor and group, and vitally, the knowledge that comes with my course.


    My advice as it was, and still is, to anyone thinking about this course: go for it, there’s so much experience to gain and it will open so many doors for your future.


    For me, I’m hoping to go in to the level 3 course next year whilst working in school.

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