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

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including Maths and/or English or a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and/or English, or a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and/or English.

We will invite you to a Course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at Grade 4

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

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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