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Get your career in learning support off to a solid start while you gain two nationally recognised qualifications: NCFE Level 2 and Level 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools.

Who is it for? Adult learners looking to gain qualification for supporting teaching and learning
Qualification: NCFE Level 2 and Level 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
Location: Distance Learning
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: 480 recommended study hours - three years' tutorial support

Work with children in schools with the NCFE Level 2 and Level 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching & Learning

If you are drawn to a career in childcare and want to be accredited by one of the UK's fastest growing national awarding bodies, then our combined NCFE level 2 Teaching Assistant Course provides a straightforward route to a career as a teaching assistant.

This distance learning NCFE Level 2 and Level 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools online course will take you from beginner to fully qualified level - the level required by most schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Educational requirements are different in Scotland, please check with your local Scottish regional council for details. 

With the NCFE Level 3 Teaching Assistant Training Course, you will learn the hands on techniques needed to organise your class and manage activities, as well as the vital health, safety and professional abilities you need to work with children and young people unsupervised.

Put your knowledge to the test in a practical environment

As this is a distance learning course, you can study at home whilst working your way towards a highly desired NCFE accredited qualification and career as an accredited a teaching assistant in schools.

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools online course may help support assessment for Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, which can allow you to plan and lead teaching sessions.

Our Level 2 and 3 Teaching Assistant training Course covers a wide variety of topics including: children and young person development, special needs support, methods of participating in team practice and managing behaviour as well as understanding how schools work. As part of this course you will also complete two 150 hour work placements* (in an Ofsted regulated organisation with children between the ages of 6-19), giving you the chance to put your new knowledge to the test in a real life school environment.

*The student is responsible for organising their placement

View a short selection of our Course Content and Sample Materials for this NCFE Level 2 and 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course.

Course Snapshot

  • Level 2 and 3 qualifications
  • NCFE accredited, approved for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • No prior experience required but a DBS check will be required
  • Eight books containing 17 assignments – this course is assessed via submitted coursework so there is no final exam
  • Approximately 480 recommended study hours plus 150 hours work placement – as this is a distance learning course you are in complete control over how much time you commit to your studies each week
  • Flexible payment options
  • It is essential that you have regular access to a computer with Internet access.

What is Included?

  • Three years' unlimited tutorial support
  • Bespoke course materials written by industry experts
  • 24 hour access to the Home Learning College Virtual Learning Campus – the UK’s biggest online campus
  • Free Career Management Centre services
  • Optional NUS card - the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts.

It is essential that students have good verbal and written English language skills to enrol on for our NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools course. If English is not your first language, evidence of IELTS 5.5 is required. Students may benefit from an Level 1 qualification in a relevant area or from other academic qualifications and experience working with young people is desirable.

Governance surrounding educational support in Scotland is different to the rest of the UK. Students looking to study in Scotland should check local requirements with their regional council. Ofsted do not regulate educational establishments in Scotland so the work-placement cannot be completed.

Before you enrol on this Home Learning College course, please ensure that you have read and understood the pre-requirements below:

  • You have a valid UK address. This course is not available to students outside the UK, except members of HM Forces, posted overseas.
  • You are over the age of 18 or have a third party payee for any financial agreement.
  • You have a solid grasp of the English language. IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required if English is not your first language.
  • You have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.
  • You have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Community.
  • You will be required to organise and undertake a 100 hour work placement in an Ofsted regulated educational establishment with Children between 6-19 years
  • You are fully committed to your studies.

DBS Check Requirement

Before you start your placement working with children you will be required to pass a DBS enhanced disclosure check (formerly the CRB check). This is usually organised by your place of work.

Please note that Home Learning College is unable to arrange this check and students must ensure that the proper arrangements are made either personally via an umbrella organisation or via your work placement. Whilst most educational organisations will be able to undertake this check, you can make a personal application through an umbrella organisation. For further details visit the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) website. Students in Northern Ireland will require a CHDS. For further details, please visit the Northern Ireland Criminal Records Checks website.

Did you know that one of the most common challenges people face in pursuing education is the cost? That is why Home Learning College has developed the most flexible payment terms of any other UK distance learning provider. You can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over three instalments at no extra charge.

Alternatively you can apply for our 12, 18 or 24 months payment plans*. Representative APR 19.9%. These plans are offered by our finance provider Omni Capital, take a look at a representative APR Example. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further details.

**Any offer of credit will be is subject to your age, status and a credit check. Any Credit Agreement you enter into is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance, and is governed by their Terms and Conditions. Home Learning College is a broker on behalf of Omni Capital Retail Finance only.

The NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools are ideal qualifications for those looking to take their teaching assistant knowledge or ability to work as a qualified Teaching Assistant to the next level.

On completing the course you will be able to apply for jobs as a Teaching or Classroom Assistant with a salary of up to £19,893* per annum.

Teaching support staff generally assist a teacher in the classroom and allow pupils to get the most from their learning experience. This can include helping with practical exercises and extra-curricular activities or maintaining an organised and safe classroom environment, thereby allowing the teacher to focus on delivering the lesson. Qualified level 3 teaching assistants are much in demand as they can work unsupervised in a classroom or other learning setting.

NCFE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers. The NCFE Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools have been accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is part of the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) for England.

The QCF outlines level 2 qualifications as equivalent to GCSEs or certificates of higher education and Level 3 qualifications as equivalent to A Levels. Learning at Level 3 is appropriate for people wishing to go to university, work independently, or in some areas supervise and train others in their field of work.

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools supports assessment for Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, which would allow you to lead teaching sessions.

*Source: REED Salary Calculator,January 2013 (Note: appropriate professional experience is vital to attain these roles).

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