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Level: 2

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 20

Hours: 6.00

Start: 21/01/2019

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 1417.00*

Concessions: 632.50***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs, and communication and professional relationships. 

Entry requirements

You must be working or volunteering in a role that supports students and their learning. You must also be at least 16 years old, and have previously achieved an equivalent of Level 1 in your education and training.  

Course Content

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an assessor using a range of methods, including direct observation in the workplace, building a portfolio of evidence, and completing written assignments and tasks.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

If you are not already working or volunteering, a DBS will be required. This costs around £44. You may also be required to wear particular clothes or footwear in the workplace in which you are working or volunteering, although often this does not require additional purchases.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Successful attendance at, performance in and completion of this course allows progression to the Level 3 suite of Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications. 


This course may also lead to employment as a Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, or Special Educational Needs Assistant.


* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

About Ilkeston »

Harli-Marie Richards

Harli-Marie Richards

Exploring the rewards of a childcare career

Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus.

Before embarking on her apprenticeship, Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.

It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.
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