Support Work in Schools – Level 2 Award (Teaching Assistants)
The Support Work in Schools – Level 2 Award course has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed when volunteering/working directly with children and young people in primary, secondary or special school environments. It covers a wide range of areas, including children and young people’s development, supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour, and communication and professional relationships.
You will need a placement in a school where you can be observed and a DBS will be required for you to do this.
There are no previous qualifications required. However, learners looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:
- Be aged 19 years or above
- Have good study skills
- Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
- Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
- Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
- Have a genuine desire to succeed
Learners do not require a placement to complete this course, however, you will complete an assessment task to establish if this is the correct level for you.
How to apply
Please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349 to book an induction
You will learn practical skills to support you on further learning and development.
During the course you will have both taught and practical sessions and you will be expected to produce some written work.
The course content will be negotiated to meet your needs and will include the following:
- understanding schools as organisations;
- understanding children and young people’s development;
- safeguarding children and young people;
- equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young people;
- maintain relationships with children and young people;
- supporting the health and safety of children and young people;
- supporting positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people;
- contributing to teamwork in a learning environment;
- understand children and young people’s play and leisure; and
- promoting an effective learning environment.
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include an electronic portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by Hull Training and Adult Education.
Where can it lead?
A Teaching Assistant qualification can be beneficial when improving job prospects and gaining substantial knowledge about child development. It is aimed at learners volunteering in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools.
After this course you may wish to progress onto a Level 3 vocational course