Support Work in Schools and Colleges – Level 2 Award (Teaching Assistants)
The Support Work in Schools – Level 2 Award course has been designed to provide you 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.
There are no previous qualifications required. However, if you are looking to enrol onto this course, you 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
You 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
For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- appreciating equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young people
- maintaining 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
- understanding children and young people’s play and leisure
- promoting an effective learning environment
All units will be assessed internally, using a range of methods, including:
- Building up a portfolio of evidence electronically / a computerised portfolio of evidence
- Written assignments
- Completion of a task set by your tutor
Where can it lead?
This 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 on to a Level 3 vocational course, for example a Level 3 Support Work in Schools.
As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential. Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.