Certificate in supporting teaching & learning in schools

The main aim of this level 2 qualification is to help you to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively enhance teaching and learning in schools and so that you can support and enable the children in your care to reach their full potential.

A teacher on the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course in a classroom
Course overview

At a glance




6 months



About the course

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required to meet the support needs of primary, secondary and special needs school pupils. Additionally, completing our programme will mean you are well equipped to handle matters relating to pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning.

This short course will run via weekly webinars, giving you the opportunity to do your coursework at home. You will receive a professional Level 2 qualification awarded to you by TQUK.

The course is cost free to learners.

All applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check with their employer as part of our safe recruitment process.

Is this course right for you?

This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 19 and working in primary or secondary education.

Additionally, this programme can benefit anyone who is looking further and develop their knowledge of how to support the teaching so you can enhance the educational experience for the children.

The assessors have been excellent, and they always go the extra mile. We have not looked back since we gave Realise a try.

David Dufill, LIttle Sapings Nursery, Business manager/partner

It is great when a nursery has a fantastic relationship with their assessors, and things meet our needs. Thank you Realise.

Laura Hassan, LA Kiddicare Ltd, Manager

Our learners are happy and confident in what they are practicing and achieving, it is the best start to their childcare career.

Charlene Onions, Puddleducks Nursery, Manager

What you’ll learn

You will learn about how to support the young people in your care and be given the skills to enable the children to get the most out of their teaching.

Learning topics and areas of development include:

  • Children and young people’s development
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Communication and relationships
  • Equality and diversity
  • Health and safety
  • Supporting positive behaviour

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How you’ll learn

Teaching sessions will be a blend of remote and face to face, learners will need access to employment or a workplace as workplace observations will also be required.

Throughout the course you will receive and have access to a range of resources in order to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge regarding classroom behaviour.

Frequently asked questions

What is supporting teaching and learning in schools?

The level 2 certificate in supporting teaching and learning in schools supports people to gain the skills required to effectively enhance the teaching and learning environment within a school setting.

Which qualification is for staff who directly support teaching and learning?

The level 2 certificate in supporting teaching and learning in schools is the ideal qualification for those in a role that directly supports teaching and learning.

How do I become a teaching assistant with no experience?

Realise offers two qualifications for those looking to become a teaching assistant. We have the short course, Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools, or the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship at Level 3.

What skills do you need to be a teaching assistant?

There are many skills needed to be a successful teaching assistant, including being well equipped to handle matters relating to pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning.

Ready to take the next step?

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