The Level 2 Certificate 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 Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is a competence-based qualification for learners 16+ who are interested in working in the following roles:
The qualification provides comprehensive coverage of the knowledge and skills to support teaching effectively and is suited for both the beginners and people with experience who already work within an educational facility.
Nevertheless, it is important to note that in order to complete this qualification, students will have to be employed in a school or college. This could be a full-time position or a voluntary position of one or two mornings, afternoons or days per week.
This is because apart from a knowledge-based assessment that will be carried out via a remote professional discussion with one of the LearnQ’s assessors, the candidates will also be required to compile a portfolio of evidence of their practical work that must be signed off by a qualified teacher who works side by side with the candidate.
The Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is ideal for those who:
already work in a learning support position in schools and wish to further develop skills and knowledge and / or obtain a formal qualification
There are no entry requirements, although you cannot complete this course unless you have a suitable placement for collecting your practical evidence for the portfolio. This placement could be full time, part time or voluntary.
YOU DO NOT NEED ANY EXISTING QUALIFICATIONS TO TAKE THIS ONE.
This product is not a course, but just the assessment which accompanies the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools.
It includes workbooks that need to be completed before you take the assessment.
This assessment takes place via online professional discussions with our qualified assessors and workplace evidence that needs to be submitted. You will need to complete the workbooks in full prior to booking the discussions, and they will help you to structure what you need to cover in your discussion to be successful.
There is no requirement to write long essays. There are two types of assessment:
Our qualification can be achieved quickly and smoothly from the comfort of your own home and your existing work environment. 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 Certificate 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.
These assessments take up to 3 hours, plus additional time to secure your workplace evidence.
For successful completion, students will be expected to have studied this subject for approximately 300 hours. It usually takes between 4 weeks – 6 months for students to achieve the qualification.
This Level 2 Certificate 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:
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I am very pleased with my experience with LearnQual and will certainly recommend it to anyone hoping to start their career in community interpreting. I started learning from the material provided and also participated in the live sessions and both were incredibly well prepared and gave me the confidence to book my exam. The Admin Team is extremely efficient, patient and supportive. Thank you for all your expertise and kindness and wish you all the best for the future!
Teacher was very helpful during the seminars, it was so much fun attending the seminars. Staff are very helpful, they always call you back straight away when ever you call them. I am sooo happy I've done this course with Learnqual.
I ain't no words to express my gratitude to learnqual and the whole team for helping me to achieve my CI level 3 Cerificate. Now and after working hard along with all different agencies on a full time role all across the UK I can tell that my business as such just took off very successfully. Thanks so much.
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I must say it was an absolute pleasure to participate. The course and the exam were so well prepared. Everything was clear and straightforward. It is a lot of work, but the structure of the course is so thorough and so helpful. From the moment I applied to the moment I passed my exam, the team has been so helpful and supportive. It is the first time since I came to the UK (and I have done many courses), that I enjoyed a course this much! I recommend it! A big THANK YOU to everyone at LearnQual 😊
I would especially like to thank Rob and Joanna for all their help and understanding and explaining everything so well and also replying as soon as possible to any questions that I had to inquire about. LearnQual are a fantastic team.
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Sincere thanks to the LearnQual team for helping me achieve my goal. Their offering appealed to me for two reasons: 1) the relatively low cost; 2) the option to do this entirely online. Our tutor Ayub was absolutely brilliant and it was lovely to meet my course-mates every week.
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Everything was perfect , regular and accurate , my tutor (Rob) also was always available for all questions and being very helpful in addition with Comparing of other institutions very fair and flexible price!
So far great experience, tutor and everybody else is really nice, webinars aren't boring and those 2 hours actually flies by and I feel like I'm already learning more. Highly recommend! 🙂
The course is well prepared, lots of useful tips on the training related with interpreting. The staff is very polite and helpful, explaining step by step of the course. Allows to pay with instalments which is very helpful. Provided with workbook and glossary.
The way this course is taught by learbQual is very convenient and can be done at my own pace. Overall I would recommend this course at LearnQual to any one who is interested in becoming an interpreter.
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This course is so flexible and the tutor is so helpful with the online classes and following information regarding reflecting and homework. No coursework like many other courses and only when you feel ready and prepared you book your exam. 100% Recommended
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I am satisfied with the service of this company and always kind and helpful staff to help with any question or coming issue.
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I am really surprised that for such a low price (compared to other providers) I received such a good quality product. In depth webinars, that have answered all my questions about interpreting and really helped me to prepare for and pass my exam.
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The reason why I have rated Learnqual as 5 star is that its courses are accredited by OFQUAL.
Duncan Wiafe Kusi
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Highly recommended course.
Maria, our tutor, was extremely professional and patient. If you attend the online classes and do all the assignments, you will definitely learn a lot. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of becoming an interpreter in the future.
I found the course to be thorough, with relevant content and elucidative. The tutor (Maria) made sure that our needs were met, in a relaxed environment. All in all the course was useful as it was enjoyable. I recommend.
From my initial enquiries, through to the actual course, I absolutely recommend LearnQual. My Tutor, Rob, with his clear explanations certainly exceeded my expectations. The package I went for also includes mock exams prior to the actual exams so may well help me identify any areas I am weak on.
It is one of the best courses on the market. The lecturer Rob is very professional and nice! As well the customer service very helpful and efficient. Thank you for a wonderful experience. I really enjoyed it! Laura
I am really happy with way the course is taught, ahd information and content of tue course. I have learned soo much about interpreting and been a professional interpreter. I would advice going with Learnqual as they make you feel quite confident in what you do by tue end of the course.
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I have managed to get level 3 of interprering within 4 weeks
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I advise getting the pack with mock tests and exam tips.
The 1-2-1 session helped me as well to pass.
And now, I am about to start working as an Interpreter.
Tania Rodriguez Jimenez
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I must say I am very impressed with LearnQual and their course. The instruction and teaching from Rob was nothing short of excellent. E eruthjh was explained in great detail and everything is there to enable you to feel fully prepared and ready for the exam. LearnQual were very easy to communicate with and whenever I had a query they were happy to help. I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to study to become an interpreter.
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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.
If you do not have any experience with children, yet you still want to become a teaching assistant, then one of the best paths for you to take is to volunteer within the school that you want to work in (or any school that is in your local area).
Whilst this is not a paid position, it does mean that you can say that you have worked with children in the past and give you valuable experience that can help you to get your career moving.
Taking a qualification, such as the LearnQ Level 2 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools will help you get a paid position.
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.
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.
In some schools, SEN teaching assistants will earn more than their standard teaching assistant counterparts. This is largely down to the fact that there is a higher intensity level in their job role, as well as a requirement for more training and experience.
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.
If you want to become a TA, but you don’t have any experience, then the good news is that it is still possible to follow this career path. Whilst it is always great to have some relevant experience to show when you apply for a teaching assistant job, you don’t have to have any specific experience when it comes to becoming a TA.
If you want to gain experience as a teaching assistant, but there are no current roles available to you, then it is a good idea to try and volunteer in a local school. You can listen to the children read and help in a classroom setting.
As a teaching assistant does not work a full time job as many other jobs would be, this means that a pro rata salary needs to be calculated. To do this, first you need to work out the weekly and hourly salary of the full time earnings.
The salary that you can expect to receive as a teaching assistant will really depend on how many hours you work, where you are in the UK and also the level of experience and qualifications that you have as a TA.
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