Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

Course Overview

Students will study a range of Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools related units which will extend their understanding of working in this sector. Each unit is made up of credits, at Level 2 students require nine mandatory units which include:

  • Child and Young Person Development
  • Safeguard the Welfare of Children and Young People
  • Communication and Professional Relationships with Children Young People and Adults
  • Equality Diversity and Inclusion in work with Children and Young People
  • Health and Safety
  • Supporting Learning Activities
  • Support Positive Behaviour
  • Maintain and Support Relationships
  • Improve own team and Practice

There are also a diverse range of optional units, from which units that provide a total of six credits are selected to reflect the student’s placement practice. These include:

  • Provide Displays
  • Support Special Needs 

Updated June 2018

Entry Requirements

No entry requirements, however you will undertake screening as part of the interview process to check that your skills are at a suitable level for those entering this sector. Students will need a genuine interest in working in the sector and should demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm. Students need to be reliable, honest, trustworthy, well motivated and self reliant. Students should be at least 16 years of age.

Course Delivery

This one year programme leads to a nationally recognised qualification. It introduces you to an occupational area, enabling you to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required of those working in this sector.

This course provides the opportunity to develop occupational competence for working in schools, through attendance and assessment in the work place. You can undertake this qualification as a newly employed member of staff in the schools sector or as a volunteer in a school. You will need to be working with children of compulsory school age.

Students will attend college for one session per week on a Monday 9am - 1pm (alternate weeks) at Penybryn School, Tuesday from 6pm - 8pm at Tycoch or Friday 9.30am - 11.30am at Tycoch.  

The course includes compulsory work placement in a school of a minimum of 300 hours throughout the programme. (minimum 10 hours per week). There is an emphasis on the development of skills with help and support available on an individual basis.

Knowledge assignments are internally assessed. Occupational competence is assessed in placement by an occupationally qualified and competent assessor.

This course can also be offered as a Foundation Apprenticeship. 

Progression Opportunities

Additional Information

Students on this course will be charged for a DBS check [formerly known as CRB]. The current cost is £46. Students can apply to the Financial Contingency Fund [FCF] to cover the cost of a DBS check.

Course deliverable in Welsh:

Detailed course information

Where and when can I study?

Start Date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 | Course Code: C2C1130 ETB | Cost: £320

Level 2   Tue   6-8pm   30 weeks   Tycoch