Level 2 Specialist support in teaching and Learning in schools

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 4 GCSEs grade A*/9 - D/3 including English and maths. DBS check will be required.

What will I learn?

Over the duration of the course you will be have the opportunity to observer and learn from experienced teaching professionals in a school setting. You will be able to develop key skills that will enable you to become an effective teaching support worker.

You will undertake a school placement for four days a week with the other day being timetabled at college. You learn all aspects of working in a classroom environment in line with the National Curriculum requirements, with particular focus on care and education.

Units will include:

  • Communication
  • Developing relationships
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Health and Safety
  • Observations
  • Safeguarding
  • Literacy and Numeracy

During this one-year course you will gain essential first-hand experience in the classroom environment to develop your skills as a teaching assistant.

Your assessments for this course will take place in the school and consist of portfolio based assignments.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have completed the course you may decide to progress onto to a higher level of study, starting the Level 3 qualification in 2 Specialist support in teaching and Learning in schools or perhaps train to become an Early Years Educator.

You may also start your career in the industry in a teaching support position, with the opportunity to specialise as an individual needs assistant.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 18065
    Course name Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STaLiS)
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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