Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Is this qualification for me?
You may be new to supporting children in a learning environment, or be a more experienced TA who wants to gain a professional qualification. This 11 unit course enables you to achieve a nationally recognised qualification as a classroom assistant. The course is being offered by HEP, with accreditation by the National College.
What will I learn about?
The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in topics such as learning support strategies, classroom behaviour management, safeguarding and health and safety, assessment support and maintaining positive relationships with students and colleagues.
Do I have to be working in a school while I do this qualification?
You must currently be working (either as a volunteer or paid member of staff) under the direction of a class teacher, whose lesson planning and day-to-day direction set the framework within which you are working.
How many hours will I need to commit to this?
In addition to working as a contracted member of staff or volunteer within an education environment, there will be eleven 90- minute training sessions (currently these are likely to be on-line; later we hope that they can be face-to-face). Each of these training sessions will focus on a particular unit of the course and so provide an underpinning of knowledge and the opportunity to share experiences and queries.
As an estimate, the qualification takes around 300 hours to complete. This includes personal study time, placement hours and the 11 training sessions.
Are there any entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements however it is helpful to have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. You must be working or volunteering in a school environment in order to demonstrate competence in knowledge and skills, and have a valid DBS check in place.
What are the progression routes if I complete this course?
If you are already an experienced TA, your school may consider putting you forward for the level 4 course to gain a qualification as an HLTA. This is also being offered by HEP in conjunction with the Open College.
Day 1: 30 September, 2020
Day 2: 14 October, 2020
Day 3: 4 November, 2020
Day 4: 18 November, 2020
Day 5: 2 December, 2020
Day 6: 16 December, 2020
Start time: 14:00
End time: 16:00