Support Work in Schools – Level 2 Award (Teaching Assistants)

Support Work in Schools – Level 2 Award (Teaching Assistants)

Start Date: Call the Avenues Centre on 01482 615 349 to register your interest. Courses will start in September 2022
Course fees: To be confirmed
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

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.


Entry Requirements

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

Please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349 to register your interest.

Course Content

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.

Assessment Method

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

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