The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF) is a UK OFQUAL accredited 100% online, competency-based Teaching Assistant (TA) qualification. This qualification is suitable for those interested in working as a teaching assistant, or learning support assistant. This qualification provides the knowledge and understanding needed to work directly with young people or children to support the assessment for learning, developing relationships, promoting equality and diversity, and understanding how to safeguard children and young people’s well-being.
Who is it Intended for?
This Level 2 Certificate is for those who wish to become a teaching assistant or those working in primary, secondary or special schools as teaching assistants, as Learning Support Assistants, as SEN Teaching Assistants, in Early Years Setting, etc.
Duration and Delivery
This Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification is designed to be completed online at your own pace that suits you the best. This Level 2 course can take as little as 4 weeks or up to 6 months for you to become a qualified teaching assistant. You have a great opportunity of fast-track completion earlier at the pace and time of your choice. The qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which helps in refining your skills. Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.
Assessment and Verification
All units within this OFQUAL Regulated Level 2 qualification are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments, detailed guidance for which will be provided by the tutor, and witness testimony signed by your supervisor at your work place. You will receive tutor support once you are enrolled on our online portal to assist you in reaching your goals.
This is a thorough qualification of Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, which helps learners enhance their career profile. Successful completion of this 100% accredited online course enables learners to proceed to the following qualifications:
- Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
- Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
- Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
- Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
Unit 1: Child and young person development
Unit 2: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Unit 3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Unit 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Unit 5: Help improve own and team practice in schools
Unit 6: Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
Unit 7: Support children and young people’s health and safety
Unit 8: Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
Unit 9: Support learning activities
Unit 10: Schools as organisations
Unit 11: Prepare and maintain learning environments
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*The instalment price may vary from the lump-sum price because of promotional offers. If you choose to pay by instalments, the lump-sum price won’t be relevant in any way.
Please be advised that you will need to pay all outstanding instalments before being eligible to claim your certification.
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How will I be assessed?
This course requires 30 credits for completion. Credits from the Award can be carried(if the learner already has this qualification)over and counted towards the certificate.
- Teaching Assistant and Learning Support Assistant
- Senior Teaching Assistant
- Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant
- Support Teacher
- Classroom Assistant
There is no time frame to complete the course. Learners can complete it within 4 weeks (fast track), or up to 6 months.
Witness testimonies are classed as “supporting” evidence and provide additional information in the form of a statement of authentication from an occupationally competent individual who verifies all relevant details of a learner’s workplace activities and validates that the learner can conduct a skill or task. In some instances, the course requires the learner to demonstrate certain skills such as “Positive working relationships” or “motivate and support children and young people’s positive behaviour”, all of which are very difficult to prove using documentary evidence alone. Hence, an expert witness is tasked with providing a written record of learner’s performance at the workplace, precisely describing the activity undertaken against targeted assessment criteria confirming if these have been followed in the work setting. Witness testimonies are compulsory in certain units and this will be clearly stated in the relevant Assignment Guide. Moreover, it is to be noted that you will need to write a reflective account as well along with providing the witness testimony.
A reflective account is the supporting written evidence/ learner’s statement that indicates how the learner performed the activity testified by the workplace supervisor, what went well and what did not, what you learnt and what you should have done. You also mention what strategies you will adapt for improvement. Please note that there is no separate document for writing a reflective account. Reflective account/learner’s statement is given in the same Submission Cover Sheet (Assessment Brief document).
Firstly, a witness statement is a source of evidence and does not confirm the achievement of assessment criteria or confer an assessment decision. For that purpose, the assessor needs to:
- consider all the information in the witness statement
- note the relevant professional skills of the witness to make a judgement of performance
- review the supporting written evidence/reflective account when making an assessment decision.
- be convinced that the evidence presented in the witness statement is validsufficient and authentic.
Moreover, if the supervisor has not witnessed you performing some of the targeted assessment criteria in your undertaken activities, the assessor will have to conduct an observation directly observing your activity to confirm the fulfillment of the remaining assessment criteria.
Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Teaching Assistant (Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools) – RQF
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