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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is an accredited course aimed at those who are new to supporting in schools or may have experience and wish to gain a qualification. The course will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in the school environment.
  • What you'll learn

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    This course incorporates mandatory units on: child and young person development, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people.

    You will also get the opportunity to study modules which are of particular interest to you or support your chosen career path.
  • Entry requirements

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    GCSE Grade A*-C 9-4 or English Language or equivalent. However, if you do not already have this you may still be able to join the course but you must sit a diagnostic test to demonstrate you are working at Level Two.

    You will need to secure a placement within a school (not a Nursery setting) which enables you to complete work experience (paid or voluntary). You will need basic IT knowledge as all work is assessed online.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    All units are internally assessed. Methods of assessment may include: witness statements, reflective accounts, displays, leaflets, working online.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    You will need to attend an Information Event and undertake a short, basic written assessment. Once you have attended an event and completed an application form, we will invite you to book a telephone interview.

    In order to gain employment as a Teaching Assistant you must have a GCSE grade A*-C 9-4 English Language or equivalent. If you need to study a GCSE alongside this course we can help you with that.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website or send a message to
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £557.00
    Other fees: £97.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Successful completion of the Level Two course will enable you to apply for the Level Three Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

    Please note that this qualification also enables you to work as a qualified Teaching Assistant in a school setting (if you have a GCSE grade A*-C 9-4 English Language or equivalent).
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    17:00 - 20:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    20 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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