Course overview

Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2 City of Bristol College

This part-time, one-year course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over and is aimed for learners who are working in roles which support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools as well as colleges.

What you'll learn

During this course, you will cover 11 units which will take the form of coursework, projects and practicals. This course 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.

It is aimed at learners working in roles which support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools as well as college.

You will be required to find your own school placement where you will gain practical experience as a teaching assistant in a voluntary capacity. Units may include the following: understanding schools and colleges as organisations, promoting an effective learning environment, understand children and young people’s development.

Course entry requirements

To join this course you must be 16 years and over, can obtain a DBS check, arrange a school placement for at least one day per week. For level 2, you will need at least level 1 adult literacy or GCSE English.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

During this course, you will be asked to complete work experience and to compile a portfolio to provide evidence which you are competent over the 11 units. You will be tested through coursework, reflective journals, projects, practicals, assignments, case studies and observations.

Future career and study opportunities

After successful completing this course, you can progress onto the Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning or step into employment.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Alongside the course fee, you will need to pay for your DBS check. You will also be required to buy a textbook for this course.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

You may be eligible for an advanced learner loan to cover your course fees.

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