Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2 Cert (RQF)

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

This Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2 course is available to learners aged 16+ who are interested in working within a school as a teaching assistant, classroom assistant or learning support assistant in key stage 1 and above. This is a competence based qualification which requires students to be employed or have a placement within a school setting.

The aims of the course are to enable students to understand the roles and responsibilites to those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively in a self directed way. It prepares students to support the teacher and the delivery of curriculum within a school as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independance and skills for learning. It seeks to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school.

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
Accredited: Yes
School Recognised: Yes
Ofsted Recognised: Yes
RQF Recognised: Yes at level 2
Awarding Body: Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Approx 1 Year - 12 Months Support included - Extendable for 6 months
Credit Value: 30

Placement in reception class or above required for duration of course (Approx 1 Year) Students who do not have a placement may wish to consider our Level 2 Award course instead.

11 tutor marked assignments to complete.

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2 Cert (RQF)

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Course Fee: Starting at: £399.00

One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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The main stages of child and young person development
The kinds of influences that effect children and young peoples development
The potential effects of transitions on children and young peoples development

How to support the teacher in planning learning activities
How to prepare for, support and evaluate learning activities
How to observe and report on learner participation and progress
How to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT

Legilative guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
What to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
How to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, hartmed or bullied

How to interact with and respond to children and young people
How to interact with and respond to adults
How to communicate with children, young perople and adults
Current legislation, plocicies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, data protection

The importance of promoting equality and diversity in work children and young people
The imapct of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
The inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people

How to reflect and improve own practice
How to support the work of a team


How to communicate with children and young people
Developing and maintaining relationships with children and young people
Supporting relationships between children and young people in other settings

The legislative and policy framework for health and safety
How to recognise and manage risks to children and young peoples health, safety and security
How to support children and young people to assess and manage risk
How to respond to emergency situations

The policies and procedures of the setting for promoting children and young peoples positive behaviour
How to support positive behaviour 
How to respond to innapropriate behaviour

The different types of schools in the education center
How schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilty
How schools uphold their aims and values
The laws and codes of practice that effect work in schools
The range and purpose of school policies and procedures
The wider context in which schools operate

How to prepare learning environments
How to prepare learning materials
How to monitor and maintain learning environments

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Have a confirmed placement for duration of the whole course in reception class or above - Minimum 1 day per week
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Note: School placements are not arranged by UK Open College. Students should have a confirmed placement prior to enrolment in an ofsted registered school (International schools should follow the english curriculum) Please do not enrol unless your placement is confirmed. If you enrol without this requirement you do so at your own risk. UK Open College will not be held responsible if you do not have a placement or your offer of placement is withdrawn.

CRB check. This is normally carried out by the school where you have arranged your placement. UK Open College does not arrange CRB check on behalf of students.

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Qualification ref:  601/2726/0

Credit value: 30 
Awarding body: Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)

This course provides successful students with a qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (qualifications and credit framework) database. TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland. 

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by TQUK and can take up to 12 weeks to be received afer completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued. 

Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are Approx 300. Students should allow approx 10-12 months to complete. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely. 

We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to achieve, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likely you are to get them on your side.

If you require additional time an extension may be available as long as you have completed a minimum 50% of the assignments. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.

This course is supplied in paper format and will be delivered direct to your chosen address.Students are able to complete their course assignments using a word processing programme and email them direct to the tutor. Once received tutors will reply to you direct. We do not accept course assignments via post.

Students can normally expect to receive delivery of their course materials via courier within 3 working days of enrolment being received. However we would ask you to allow 7 working days. 


All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor for 12 months who is contactable via email. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries via telephone. The tutor and support teams role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.

This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. Students will be required to submit a series of assignments throughout their course direct to their assigned tutor. Tutor details will be contained within your study pack. 

In addition to written assignments, students are required to complete a series of practical tasks in a work based environment. A minimum of one day per week placement work must be completed in a ofsted registered school. Students studying outside of the UK must be placed within a school following the UK curriculum.

Please note: All students must have a confirmed placement for the whole course duration. This is the student's responsibilty to arrange and organise. UK Open College does not organise this and will not be held responsible if this is not in place.

Students should understand that part of any study programme requires an element of research on their part. As technology moves forward at a rapid pace a visit to the local library is no longer the chosen method of accessing information. Students are also expected to use the internet for research purposes and can expect to be referred to various blogs and websites such as You Tube and Google amongst other specific websites relating to their chosen subject. Tutors will not give you the answers to complete your assignments.

Students can expect to receive feedback on submitted assignments within 7 days. However we expect delays on this timescale  during holiday periods e.g Summer holidays July/August, bank holidays and xmas. We appreciate your patience during these periods.

In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So let’s explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding.

Firstly, we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement, you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid in addition to any postage charges incurred by us.

All returns must remain unused and in resalable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 14 days as above. Unfortunately, if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 0121 288 0181 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call

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Date Added: 18/05/2014 by Deana Leadbitter
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A big, big thank you to all concerned. I have passed with flying colours and am over the moon. I lov...
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