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Take the first step towards a career in teaching and train to provide support and assistance in a classroom environment with this NCFE Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools training course.

Who is it for? Adult learners looking to gain qualification for supporting teaching and learning
Qualification: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
Location: Distance Learning
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: 180 recommended study hours - one year's tutorial support

Start a career in teaching with our NCFE Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning Online Course

If you are looking for an entry route to a career as a classroom assistant our Level 2 NCFE classroom assistant training course will help you gain the required skills and knowledge needed to support children's learning within an educational environment.

Full teaching assistant training is required for anyone wanting to work in an educational environment, either as a classroom assistant or learning support assistant. NCFE Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning courses are designed to teach you the essential knowledge and skills required for all aspects of work you will be expected to do in such a role.

During this NCFE Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning course you will learn how to support children at different stages of their development and learning, using a wide range of academic activities within a school environment and much more.

Study at home to develop your career in teaching support

The Level 2 NCFE Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools online course will help you gain the practical understanding you need to support a teacher and help the pupils get the most from their lessons.

Online training courses help develop your digital and distance learning skills, providing you with a great way of getting to grips with the theoretical aspects of teaching and learning support in the run up to your placement.

This NCFE Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning course is taught as a blended learning course with an emphasis on learning from home (distance learning) but has a requirement that you also complete a 100 hour work placement* in an Ofsted regulated organisation with children between the ages of 6-19, to give you the chance to put your knowledge to the test in a real life environment.

*The student is responsible for organising this placement.

On this NCFE Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning training course you will learn about child psychology, special needs support, school organisational policies and procedures, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, promoting equality and diversity, how to support learning and extra-curricular activities, preparing and maintaining learning environments as well as ways to improve personal and team practice. At the end of the course you will receive your certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools.

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

Course Snapshot

  • Level 2 qualification - comparable to working at GCSE or higher diploma level
  • Accredited by NCFE* approved for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • No prior experience needed but a DBS check will be required by your work placement
  • Three books containing 11 QCF units. These are split into 10 assignments, five short answer tests and a range of practical tasks – this course is assessed via submitted coursework so there is no final exam
  • Approximately 180 recommended study hours plus a minimum of 100 hour 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 the internet
  • *Please note that the Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2 qualification is not on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. For training requirements in Scotland, please check with your local Scottish regional council.

What is Included?

  • One year's unlimited tutorial support
  • All books and course materials
  • 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.

Good English language skills are essential for our NCFE Level 2 Certificate 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 existing Level 1 qualification in a relevant area or from other academic qualifications. Existing experience working with young people is desirable.

Governance surrounding early years learning 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 childcare establishments in Scotland so the work-placement cannot be completed.

Before you enrol on a 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 Campus.
  • 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 early years settings 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 two or three instalments at no extra charge.

Alternatively you can apply for our 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months payment plans*. Representative APR 16.9%. 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.

* Exact package varies by course, all credit agreements are subject to you enrolling on a qualifying course with Home Learning College. 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 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is an ideal qualification for those looking to take the first step on a career as a Classroom Assistant.

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. This online training course qualification has been accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland is part of the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) for England.

Having gained your final qualification you will be able to apply for jobs as a Classroom Assistant with asalary of up to £16,953* per annum. You can also progress your career in teaching support further with our more advanced NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools course, which supports progression to Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, which would allow you to occasionally lead lessons.

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

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