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Supporting Teaching & Learning – Level 2 Certificate

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About the course

Teaching assistant courses are specially designed for those who enjoy being with children and young people. If you’re enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge, being a teaching assistant could be the career for you.

You need to be a good communicator; ready to work hard in an environment that can be quite tough; resilient, flexible and well organised. You will spend three days in college and one day in placement.

Topics and units


– Schools & colleges as organisations

– Support health & safety

– Safeguarding

– Develop professional relationships with children and adults

– Understand how young children develop

– Support positive behaviour

– Support children during activities

– Support English and maths

– Support the use IT

– Support Assessment for Learning

– Engage in PPD

Maths and English

Work placement opportunities:

Work placement is mandatory. Settings may include primary schools, secondary schools and colleges supporting teaching and learning.

Careers and progression

L3 T Level in Early Years, Teaching and learning assistant role at school, or choice of apprenticeships and higher level studies.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade 3 or higher

GCSE/functional skills maths and English can be taken with this course.

Clean DBS

Additional information

You will need to have a DBS check (fully funded by the college) so please collate all the evidence needed prior to starting the course. As part of our enrichment you will receive talks from guest speakers and former students. We also take students on trips and these can be fully funded depending on your household’s income. Trips include going to forest school, Children’s Library, London as well as trips to local pantomimes. We also like to fundraise and complete activities throughout the year to support this. We do ask all students to purchase a branded polo shirt for placement and there is an optional hooded sweatshirt.

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

To find out more information about our courses and college life, you can visit an open event to meet our team and check out our facilities for yourself.


Full time


1 year


Haybridge Road


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Upcoming events

Open event
19 June 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Taster Event – Step into Health and Social Care for Care Leavers
24 June 2024
10.00am — 12.00pm
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Taster Event – HND Healthcare Professions’ Support
25 June 2024
6.00pm — 8.00pm
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