Teaching Assistant Level 2

Start Date:10/09/2024Day:Tuesday
Time:6.30pm -9pmDuration:30 weeks
Qualification:Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and LearningAwarding Body:NCFE
Delivery:Classroom and online

About the course

This is the entry point qualification for anyone new to a school support role, including those in voluntary positions. The course provides an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school environments. Topics covered include:

  • Supporting children’s learning
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety
  • Inclusion
  • Relationships
  • Behaviour
  • Child development
  • Schools as organisations
  • Teamwork
  • Play and leisure
  • Displays

Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable for learners who are new to volunteering or working in a teaching assistant role in a school. Learners should be volunteering or working for a minimum of 4 hours a week. The application form for this course will need to be signed off by your school’s Headteacher.

Students should have a good standard of English and Maths.

This qualification is not suitable for those working or volunteering solely in a Receptions or EYFS setting.


Assessment is via written work and practical observations. Work is submitted and assessed via an electronic portfolio, which demonstrates how you have met the assessment criteria for the course.

You should expect to complete at least 3 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance.


This course is delivered through a mixture of lessons in college, live remote lessons and workplace observations. It is recommended that you have access to a PC, laptop or other suitable device.

We provide a textbook for this course and it is included in the course fee.

Learners also benefit from access to the College library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.


Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.


How to apply

If you wish to apply, please click here or call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or  adulted@collyers.ac.uk.


Students must attend a college induction on the first evening of the course.


A £50 deposit is payable at the point of booking.

This course may be free to learners if they are:

  • Unemployed, employed or self-employed and earn below £25,000 annual gross income
  • 19-23 without a first full Level 2 qualification

This course is co-funded by the Government, meaning that all qualifying students benefit from reduced fees. The fee for this course is £950. Our advertised fees take this funding into account. The balance of the course fee is due one week before the start of the course.  Students can apply upon booking to pay the balance in instalments.

Prior to enrolling on any qualification course, please consider carefully if you have the time to commit to this course.  If you start a course and do not complete it, or if your attendance rate is low, this might affect your eligibility to join funded courses in the future.

Our qualification courses are government funded and it is our responsibility to ensure that the funding is used effectively to help learners progress and develop. We will work with you to ensure that you achieve your personal goals and those of the course.


For further details see our Fees and Funding page.