Style sheets must be enabled to view this page as it was intended.

Supporting Teaching And Learning In Schools Certificate Level 2 - Evenings


Save as PDF

If you would like to Apply, Enrol or Enquire, please add the Course to your basket by clicking on the appropriate icon. (If there is more than one course, select the Course with the start date that suits you):

Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite  
Supporting Teaching & Learning Certificate Level 221/09/202101/07/2022Stephenson Campusalternate textApply Via SC Website

Will I have to pay? You may be able to get a refund for all or part of the fees for your course if you are eligible. Please look at the following link for more information:

Will I have to pay fees?

Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course (Some level 2 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)


  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)

Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21

Advanced Learning Loan - Information on ways to fund your level 3 or above qualification - Details Here

More information about this Course

Course Overview
This programme of study is designed for adults who are working in a school assisting teaching staff for a minimum of 10 hours per week.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
Candidates are expected to have sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to undertake the award. It is therefore recommended that candidates for this award should: 1) Have sufficient general education to undertake a Level 3 qualification, e.g. Level 2 Literacy; 2) Be working in school in a paid, voluntary or placement capacity with 3-19 year olds; 3) Have significant work experience in a school setting.

How Long Is The Course?

24 Weeks

What Will I Learn?
There are 11 mandatory units which total 32 credits: Understand Child and Young Person Development, Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People, Communication and Professional Relationships with Children and Young People, Schools as Organisations, Support Learning Activities, Promote Children and Young People's Positive Behaviour, Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults, Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People, Support Assessment for Learning, Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings, Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety.

How Will I Learn?
The underpinning knowledge is delivered using a range of methods including tutorials, group work and projects. Candidates are encouraged to develop the skills and knowledge which will allow them to work independently where possible. Practical activities will play a central role within the course. Time spent in placement is vital to the learning approach, where candidates learn from experience.

How Will I Be Assessed?
Assessment enables the learner's workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. Methods of assessment could include: inference of knowledge from direct observation of practice, witness evidence, professional discussion/questions, reflective accounts, written assignments, work products, tasks set by Cache. The qualification will be a pass or refer and all the assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning Schools (QCF).

Attendance Mode
Part Time - Evening

Course Type
Part Time, Workplace Learning

Subject Area