Distance Learning Centre's Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools – Level 2 home study course is available for students over the age of 16 years and who are interested in working within a school in the role of a Teaching or Classroom Assistant or a Learning Support Assistant. It is a competency based qualification which requires students to be employed in a school setting or to have voluntary placement of at least 50 hours in total.

The NCFE Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools qualification is a nationally recognised study programme.

This course provides successful students with a Level 2 Certificate Qualification listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Database with 30 credits.

The Course Covers the Following 11 Mandatory Units:

  • Unit 1 - Child and Young Person Development
  • Unit 2 - Support Learning Activities
  • Unit 3 - Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
  • Unit 4 - Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Unit 5 - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
  • Unit 6 - Help Improve Own and Team Practice in Schools
  • Unit 7 - Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
  • Unit 8 - Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
  • Unit 9 - Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
  • Unit 10 - Schools as Organisations
  • Unit 11 - Prepare and Maintain Learning Environments


There are no particular entry requirements, although you cannot complete this course unless you have a suitable placement for collecting your work-based evidence for the course assignments.

Course Duration & Support

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.


Students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their learning against each of the assessment criteria of the course. Portfolios are assessed by a tutor. Some portfolio evidence will need to be witnessed by a competent person in the workplace hence students must be employed in a school or arrange and complete a work experience placement.

Program taught in:
  • English
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