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.
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.
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.
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.
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.