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Course Overview: Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

The Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is an ideal starting point for a career as a teaching or learning support assistant. This 100% online, OFQUAL regulated qualification provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to confidently promote an effective learning environment.

It covers working with children or young people and helping them to learn, interact with others, develop positive behaviours and learn to work as a team. You will also learn how to safeguard children and young people and promote equality and diversity.

This qualification will enable learners to work in the following roles:

  • teaching assistant
  • classroom assistant
  • learning support assistant
  • additional needs assistant
  • pastoral/welfare support assistant
  • bilingual support assistant
  • foundation stage assistant

The Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is ideal for those who:

  • are brand new to the profession but want to become a teaching assistant.
  • are already working in a learning support position in schools and wish to further develop skills and knowledge and / or obtain a formal qualification

YOU DO NOT NEED ANY EXISTING QUALIFICATIONS TO TAKE THIS ONE.

The course is 100% online. Students work through 5 high quality e-learning packages on our LearnHub that help provide the required knowledge.  The Units covered are:

  • Unit 1 : Child and young person development
  • Unit 2: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Unit 3: Communication and professional relationship with children, young people and adults
  • Unit 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Unit 5: Schools and organisations

Our online modules are packed with information about the profession, industry requirements, legislations, techniques and more but most importantly provide numerous exercises. They are designed so that you are completely ready to successfully complete your assignments, and for a successful career.

The Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is an online qualification, with units, activities, exercises and other useful resources all accessed through the Learn Q LearnHub.

There is no requirement to write long essays.

The assessments take place over videoconferencing software with one of our experienced assessors in the form of a conversation where they will check your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.

Our qualification can be achieved quickly and smoothly from the comfort of your own home and this flexibility does not affect its quality. The qualification has been created by a team that has over 10 years of experience delivering online qualifications and is strictly regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

The Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is is fully accredited and nationally recognised by Ofqual – the UK government regulator of qualifications. This means that the qualification is accepted by schools and other educational institutes UK wide. Although there is no international accreditation standard, usually UK qualifications are held in high esteem around the world.

This qualification is designed to be completed from the comfort of your home in your own time, at a pace that suits you. For successful completion, students will be expected to study approximately 300 hours. It usually takes between 4 weeks – 6 months for students to achieve the qualification.

This Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools qualification helps you to enhance your career profile. Successful completion enables learners to progress to the other qualifications such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of pupils in Schools (RQF)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
  • Level 2 qualifications in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Play Work or Youth Work Practice

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FAQs

In order to become a teaching assistant, you will not need to have any formal qualifications (such as a degree or further learning). However, you will usually be required to have GCSEs in grade 4 (C) or above, in both English and Maths.

If you want to have the best chance of getting a placement and standing out from the competition, plus offering the highest quality possible, you may find that a qualification that relates to childcare or working within an educational setting – such as the LearnQ Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools will be beneficial to your application.

There are a number of ways that a teaching assistant will support a teacher. They will be responsible for setting up the classroom and ensuring that it is neat, tidy and organised. The ideal environment for learning.

A teaching assistant will also need to be there to support children during the day, helping them with their learning. This could be one to one or in as small group.

A teaching assistant will be on hand to provide the teacher with insights on individual children and feel comfortable discussing some of the challenges and successes of that child in their learning.
More often than not, a teaching assistant is simply there to ensure that the children have the support that they need to be able to learn, and that the teacher can focus on teaching, whilst their teaching assistant tackles some of the other things in class.

A learning support assistant is usually expected to earn around £19,000 per year. This is because they work with a child who has SEN and therefore will require a more intensive level of support during their school day.

There are some teaching assistants who find that they want to take the next step on their career path and discover how they can become a teacher. Many schools and local authorities are happy to support teaching assistants whilst they train to become a qualified teacher.

This may require the teaching assistant to study and obtain their degree, however, there are other methods that they can take to be able to gain the required qualifications, all whilst they are still working in their current teaching assistant role. 

The salary of a teaching assistant is spread out throughout all 12 months of the year. This means that whilst they do not work through the summer break, they do still receive a wage. That said, this does not mean that they earn money as their salary is only applicable for the time that they work, however, is spread out over 12 months.

Whilst you do not need to have a GCSE in maths to be able to apply to be a teaching assistant, it is usually asked that you have a pass mark of 4 or above (C) in GCSE maths. This is largely due to the fact that you will be required to assist with maths based learning and if you are in Key Stage 2, then this can often leave those who are not clear on their maths, a problem. 

There are a variety of different titles that a teaching assistant can have. It really depends on the type of school that they work in and what their role is identified as being.

You may find that a teaching assistant is also referred to as a classroom assistant, a learning support assistant. They may also be called a teaching aide.

A good teaching assistant will be patient, calm and kind. They will be able to listen to children and support them in a variety of their daily tasks. A good teaching assistant is creative, friendly and organised. They are able to tackle a variety of tasks and get them completed to a high standard. 

They will be able to identify key areas of learning and provide support to the children that need it most. Children within the school should feel comfortable to talk to their teaching assistant and view them as a trusted adult in the setting. 

A good teaching assistant will also enjoy working with children and take great pride in being able to show them that they can learn and grow.

Both teaching assistants and learning assistants can both be found working in a classroom setting. They offer support to the teacher during their teaching, and they are there to ensure that the children within the class receive the very best level of education possible.

Not only will they work with individual children on a one-on-one basis, but they will also be asked to work with groups for focused learning as well as support children during the class input and work to keep them on target and focused.

The terms learning assistant and teaching assistant often seem to be interchangeable and it is true that in many schools they are the same thing. However, in definition, a learning assistant is usually required to work with one child solely (often a child who has special educational needs) whereas a teaching assistant will be there to support the class as a whole.

As an assistant teacher has much more responsibility than a standard teaching assistant, it makes sense that their salary is higher than a normal teaching assistant salary. Depending on where they work and how many hours they work in a week, there average salary for an assistant teacher is around the £21,000 mark.

The teaching assistant qualifications start at a level 2, if you want to take this one step further, then you can study for your level 3 qualification.

A level 3 teaching assistant is able to support with a variety of classroom management tasks, including evaluating learning and behaviour plans and creating learning materials too. 

A grade 4 teaching assistant is often referred to as a higher level teaching assistant or HLTA. These are responsible for all of the usual tasks that a teaching assistant is required to be carried out. However, they may also take on a lower level of teaching when they are required to. 

If you want to become a good teaching assistant in the UK, then the best advice is to make sure that you learn as much as you can. This could be learning on the job, as much of the skills that you need to now are obtained. 

It can also be using a variety of courses to increase your learning and give you the tools that you can then put into your every day working with the children. 

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