Hartpury College

Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


Course Overview

The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate is designed to reflect the activities of those who provide direct support for teaching and learning in any type of school – primary (including foundation stage), secondary, special or pupil referral units. They cover the role of teaching assistants and have been broadened to include new roles and responsibilities such as providing displays, exam invigilation, supporting extra-curricular activities and others.

The Level 2 qualification is aimed at those who are new to the role and whose responsibilities are limited in scope. It is expected that the levels of decision-making required and work carried out would be tightly defined by the teacher.

Core mandatory units:

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

A choice of optional units including:

Schools as organisations
Contribute to supporting bilingual learners
Invigilate tests and examinations
Provide displays in schools
Support assessment for learning
Support children and young people at meal and snack times
Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs

Entry Requirements


These courses may be charged lower fees due to funding subject to an eligibility assessment. Please contact the short course department to discuss whether you are eligible for lower prices.

In Brief


18 Months

Tuition fees

Reduced Rate: £708.50 - providing you are eligible for funding

Full Cost is £1417.00

Start Date:

18th January 2017



(9.30am - 12.30pm)

This course is a maximum of 18 months but can be completed sooner.

When should I apply

Please call our short course department for an application form on 01452 702529

All applications will go through an interview process

How to apply

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