Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

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16-18 Free
19-24 £633 p/ year
24+ £633 p/ year
International £2,160 p/ year


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This is a part-time, one-year course taught on one day per week. It is aimed at those whose role includes supporting teaching and learning in the school environment (primary, secondary and special schools). For example, teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants If successful, you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Qualification credit value: 30 credits at Level 2.

Aims of the course

To provide an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments. It includes learning about children and young people's development, safeguarding their welfare and communication and professional relationships.

Unit Breakdown

You will study 2 optional units (tbc) and 9 mandatory units: 1. Child and young person development, 2. Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, 3. Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, 4. Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people. 5. Help improve own and team practice in schools. 6. Maintain and support relationships with children and young people. 7. Support children and young people's health and safety. 8. Support children and young people's positive behaviour, 9. Support learning activities.

Assessment Method

Candidates build a portfolio of evidence which will include written assignments, tasks and direct observations within the workplace etc. You must also complete a 100-hour placement between September and June, whilst on the course, in an education setting. There is no final examination.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course can lead to:

  • Employment as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant, special needs assistant
  • L3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (must have GCSE English & maths Grade C or above)

Career Options

Education sector ? teaching or other support roles

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs (grades D-E) ? two of which must be English and math
  • Secured placement or job (min.100hours) ? written confirmation to be provided
  • Current DBS certificate.
  • Completion of an initial assessments that indicates an appropriate level of English


This course is classroom-based and will also include workshops and online learning opportunities

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

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All teacher training courses take place at our Southwark Campus (not Lewisham Way).

All admissions interviews and enrolment sessions also take place at Southwark:

25 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF

Email: For general enquiries please contact us at info@lscollege.ac.uk.  For application enquiries please contact us at apply@lscollege.ac.uk  

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