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Student Profile 

The course is available to learners 16+ who are interested in working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is a competence based qualification which requires students to be employed in a school setting or to have a voluntary placement. 


The course aims to enable learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools, and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively and in a self- directed way. It prepares learners to support the Teacher and the delivery of curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and skills for learning. It seeks to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge, and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school. 


The course has 11 units and students must complete each unit 

Study Method 

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. In addition, students of this qualification will need to arrange and undertake a work placement of a minimum of 50 hours during their course


Course Accreditation 

TQUK Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools 

This course provides successful students with a qualification from TQUK, regulated by Ofqual. TQUK is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England and by the Welsh Government. 

This is a competence based qualification suitable for all roles in schools, including site staff, administrators etc as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context. 

Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this option. 


Students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their learning against each of the assessment criteria of the course. Portfolios are assessed by a tutor. Some portfolio evidence will need to be witnessed by a competent person in the workplace hence students must be employed in school or arrange and complete a work experience placement. 

Course Duration 

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 180 hours of study to compete. 

Price and Payment Methods 

Please refer to current price list 

Pack/Course Contents 

Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies: 


Comprehensive study notes for each
element of the course

Self-assessment activities


Tutor support

Assignment marking & feedback


Course Structure: The course consists of 11 units:
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Qual No 601/2726/0


Course Unit 


Qualification Unit 


Child and young person development (H/601/3305) 

This unit explores: 

♦  The main stages of child and young person development

♦  The kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development

♦  The potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development


Support learning activities (A/601/7411) 

This unit explores: 

♦  How to support the teacher in planning learning activities

♦  How to prepare for, support and evaluate learning activities

♦  How to observe and report on learner participation and progress

♦  How to evaluate own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT


Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (K/601/3323) 

This unit explores: 

♦  Legislative guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
including e-safety

♦  What to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures

♦  How to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied

Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults (F/601/3313) 

This unit explores: 

♦  How to interact with and respond to children and young people

♦  How to interact with and respond to adults

♦  How to communicate with children, young people and adults

♦  Current legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, data protection



Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people (D/601/3321) 

This unit explores: 



♦  The importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people

♦  The impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people

♦  The inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people


Help improve own and team practice in schools (T/601/7391) 

This unit explores: 

♦  How to reflect and improve own practice

♦  How to support the work of the team


Maintain and support relationships with children and young people (D/601/7403) 

This unit explores: 

♦  How to communicate with children and young people

♦  Developing and maintaining relationships with children and young people

♦  Supporting relationships between children and young people and others in the setting


Support children and young people’s health and safety (T/601/7410) 

This unit explores: 

♦  The legislative and policy framework for health and safety

♦  How to recognise and manage risks to children and young people’s health, safety and security

♦  How to support children and young people to assess and manage risk

♦  How to respond to emergency situations


Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour (T/601/7407) 

This unit explores: 

♦  The policies and procedures of the setting for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

♦  How to support positive behaviour

♦  How to respond to inappropriate behaviour



Schools as organisations (T/601/3325) 

This unit explores: 

♦  The different types of schools in the education sector

♦  How schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibility

♦  How schools uphold their aims and values

♦  The laws and codes of practice that affect work in schools

♦  The range and purpose of school policies and procedures

♦  The wider context in which schools operate



Prepare and maintain learning environments (D/601/7417) 

This unit explores: 

♦  How to prepare learning environments

♦  How to prepare learning materials

♦  How to monitor and maintain learning environments 


Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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