Introducing the qualification
The Certificate for Supporting Teaching & Learning at Level 2 is appropriate for anyone working as a Learning Support Assistant in an education setting. The Qualification aims to give learners an opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the supporting role in schools and provides a recognised qualification for employees within the sector.
There will be an expectation for candidates to achieve the Certificate for Supporting Teaching & Learning within 12 months.
Assessment is through submission of evidence in a portfolio to demonstrate that the requirements are met to a relevant standard
There are no formal qualification requirements, but candidates will undertake an initial assessment to determine the appropriate level and optional units. Candidates must be in an appropriate job role to collect the relevant evidence, working/volunteering for a minimum of 12 hours per week.
Candidates must gain a minimum of 30 credits achieved by taking mandatory (24 credits) and optional units to demonstrate their knowledge of the subject as well as demonstrate competence in the workplace.
An assessor will be assigned to the workplace to support the candidate through the qualification. This will involve observation of the candidate in the workplace. There will also be workshops either online or at one of our ACL centres, to support the candidate through the knowledge and understanding. Other options may be available.
Competence based units are assessed in the workplace, using observation, witness testimonies, work products, candidate accounts and questioning.
What happens next?
Complete an enrolment form. Each candidate will be contacted to complete an induction where the course will be explained further. Candidates will be notified by letter of the commencement of the course and lesson dates.
This course costs £1417. (£850 for learners who hold the Level 2 Swis award). The advanced learning loan is not available to fund this course.
Child and young person development
Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Help improve own and team practice in schools
Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
Support children and young people’s health and safety
Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
Support learning activities
Optional Group A
Schools as organisations
Optional Group B
Contribute to supporting bilingual learners
Prepare and maintain learning environments
Provide displays in schools
Support children and young people at meal or snack times
Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
Support children and young people’s play and leisure
Support children and young people’s travel outside of the setting
Support extra-curricular activities
Support the use of information and communication technology for teaching and learning
Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care
Provide support for therapy sessions
There are 3 credits required from Group A and a minimum of 3 credits from Group B.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Small VTC Curriculum Co-ordinator (VL – Schools and Early Years)
Adult Community Learning, Essex
Witham CM8 1EP
03330136238 Email: email@example.com