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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 RQF

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Qualification Title: TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF).

Qualification Number: 601/2726/0

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Level 2 / TQUK / PI103

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Course introduction

NCC has produced this workbook for the Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools RQF. You may well be setting out to work or are already working in school as a teaching assistant.

This workbook has been written for people who are working in any type of educational setting, whether this is primary, middle, or secondary school.

You may find yourself referred to under the general title of 'teaching assistant' within your school, but you may also be called a classroom assistant, school assistant, individual support assistant, special needs assistant, or learning support assistant.

Please note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this option. This workplace MUST be in a school setting. This can either be a primary, secondary or special school, however you MUST also ensure that the pupils you work with are aged 5+ and are studying at Key Stage 1 or above.

As part of this work placement you must first ensure that a member of staff with occupational competence is able to provide supervision, prepare and sign the witness testimonies, to prove you have achieved the work based learning outcomes of this course. 

These different job titles have come into effect due to the different types of work which assistants are required to do within the classroom.  These reflect the job roles which are now present in schools for learning support staff.  As you work towards this qualification, you will be developing your skills and expertise in a number of areas, and you will need to think about how the theory fits in with your experiences in the classroom.  As you gain experience and expertise in your work with children and young people, you may also find it a useful reference.

Qualification Title: TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF) 
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Required knowledge

No previous knowledge is needed to complete this course, although it is advised that the learner has a basic understanding of the English language as well as a passion for working with children.


The programme is made up of a number of different units of assessment which sit within the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). When you complete a unit successfully, you will gain a certain number of credits. A credit is based on how long an average learner would take to complete a unit, and one credit is roughly equal to 10 hours of learning.

This programme is assessed through a series of Tutor Marked assignments alongside practical work which is assessed in the workplace.

A written assignment is required for each unit, this is assessed by your tutor. Completed assignments provide evidence towards the required learning outcome for each unit and contributes to your course portfolio.

You will also be required to complete practical activities for some units. This is assessed in the workplace and is evidenced through witness testimonies, signed by your supervisor at your placement.

Awarding organisation

Training Qualification UK are one of the newest, most dynamic awarding organisations in the industry, seeking to bring a fresh approach and excellent service to training providers, colleges and learners. TQUK qualifications are designed by leading professionals and delivered to centres and learners with integrity and compliance in mind. TQUK have rigorous quality assurance controls and procedures in place and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of customer service, qualification delivery and assessment.

TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credits values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System. TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of courses provided.

Course modules

  • Unit 1: Child and Young Person Development
  • Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
  • Unit 3: Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People, and Adults
  • Unit 4: Promote Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
  • Unit 5: Help Improve Own and Team Practice in Schools
  • Unit 6: Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
  • Unit 7: Support Children's and Young People's Health and Safety
  • Unit 8: Support Children's and Young People's Positive Behaviour
  • Unit 9: Support Learning Activities
  • Unit 10: Schools as Organisations
  • Unit 11: Provide Displays in Schools

Learner support

This course comes with 12 months full tutor support, this means all of your questions and queries will be answered through e-mail by your dedicated course tutor.


What is distance learning?

Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and, therefore, you can study anytime, any place, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a full-time job, or other commitments, that won’t allow them time off to study.

What do I need to do to get started on a course?

You'll need to be able to commit the required time to your studies. We recommend that you choose a course you think will interest you, and help you to achieve your ambitions. If you would like some advice, or further information, please call our helpline free on 0333 3445 690.

To purchase a course, simply click on the ‘Buy now’ button against your chosen course and follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively if you would prefer to purchase the course over the phone, call 0333 3445 690 and speak to one of our expert course advisors.

How does the distance learning/home study method work?

The course operates through a study pack and access to your own personal tutor. Once you have chosen your course we will send you your study pack, which you will be required to work through before completing the course.

Depending on the course you have chosen, you will either be required to complete assignments and submit these for marking as the course progresses and/or be required to sit an end exam. The end exam could be in the form of multiple choice questions, or be an invigilated exam at a registered test centre.

Your completed assignments will need to be sent to your tutor for marking/assessment, you will then receive written feedback and guidance. It may be possible to submit your assignments by email, however you will need to check this with your tutor. Please be aware that your assignments will be maintained by NCCHL for moderation and audit purposes.

These requirements will always be listed on the course description page, so please refer to this for details of what is required for each individual course.

How long should it take to complete a course?

Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course.

The duration of the course is largely down to you though. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.

We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.

How quickly will I receive my course material?

We guarantee that you will receive your course materials within 5 days of purchase, but for many courses we would anticipate that you will have to wait no more than 48 hours.

The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study pack within our stated period.

How much will it cost?

The cost is largely dependent on the type of the course. The longer the course is the higher the cost will be, due to the size of the study pack and the nature of the qualification.

All prices are clearly stated on the course description page and will always be displayed prior to you committing to purchase a course.

Please note that there may be additional fees required should your course have an external assessment, such as A Levels, ICB qualifications etc. To clarify, please speak to a course advisor.

What support will I receive?

You will be allocated your own personal tutor who can be contacted via e-mail, telephone, fax or post for help and advice on any aspect of the course.

Many courses require that you submit work to your tutor during the period of study and your tutor will assess your work and pass comments back to you. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.

Please be aware that officially the tutor support provided with the course is for a period of 12 months, although if you need longer let us know and we’ll endeavour to extend that.

Will I have to sit an examination?

All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.

Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.

Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit an invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.

If in doubt, please email ‘’, NCC can then discuss or put you in touch directly with the course provider.

Can I study from outside the UK?

Yes, there are no geographical limits to where you can study.

You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.

Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.

Will I receive a qualification when I complete the course?

All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are.

Can I take more than one course at a time?

Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows. But we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.

The good news is though that if your circumstances change you can always take a break and come back to your studies.

Additionally, discounts are available if you buy more than one course at the same time.

How long will it take for my work to be marked by my tutor?

Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 12 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.

Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.

Do I need any additional books or equipment to do my course?

No, we provide everything you need to pass your course.

How do I enrol?

Once you have chosen your course, you can either purchase the course online which will enrol you, or you can call our helpline on 0333 3445 690 who will sign you up for the course and arrange to have all your learning materials sent to you.

What if I’ve chosen the wrong course?

If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you can simply return the goods within 14 days and we will send your money back in full for the majority of courses (excluding postage and packaging) or you can choose another course that you feel would suit your needs and ambitions better.

What is the difference between the online and paper versions of courses?

Our online courses are completed through our online learning system after receiving login and access instructions. You will not receive any course materials through the post. The paper based version is posted out in a binder to your home or place of work and requires completion of a portfolio of work that is submitted to your tutor for marking.

Where can I find your Equality and Diversity Policy?

All NCC policies and procedures can be provided on request from NCC directly by emailing or calling 0333 3445 690.

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Reviews from learners who completed...

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 RQF

M Byrne

“This is my 2nd course with NCC Home”

This is my 2nd course with NCC Home Learning. My folder arrived on time as stated with my local courier. Tutors are always there to help with any queries and always get back to you as soon as they get. I would definitely recommend and use NCC Home Learning again.

Lisa Woollard,

M Byrne

“Convenient way to study”

I am nearing completion of the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools level 2 course. I chose this course at first as I could not attend on the day my local college offered the course but I'm so glad I did.

Workmates who have attended college have looked at the notes supplied buy NCC and commented that they were much better than those they received at college and they felt they were much easier to understand.

I also love the fact you can study at your own convenience, with a family I can take time off if I need to and study more when I have more time. Will definitely go on to do the level 3 course with NCC.

The staff are friendly and approachable and provide constructive comments when assessing the work. My assessments usually take 10 days to be marked but queries have been answered on the same day. I have already recommended NCC to others and will continue to do so in the future.


M Byrne

“Excellent way to learn”

Just coming to the end of my 'supporting teaching and learning' level 2 course. When I first received my pack, I was very overwhelmed by all the paperwork but on closer inspection I saw how easy it was to follow.

Having split my pack down into folders (one with assessment criteria in and one with learning information in) it made it easier to see what I had to do. I would recommend this company to everyone, in fact I have (somebody I know was looking to do the same course). Quick response to e mails and coursework marked quickly too. Well done NCC Home Learning, I cannot thank you enough.

Charlotte Chippendale,

M Byrne

“Excellent company!”

Really enjoying the level 2 supporting teaching and learning certificate with NCC Home learning. The feedback I get is always constructive and helpful and any queries I have are very quickly answered. Excellent company and would recommend and use again.


M Byrne

“Would recommend NCC Home Learning!”

Reasonably priced online qualification courses. Excellent communication and excellent work folder issued. I would recommend NCC Home Learning!

Sarah-Jane Williams,

M Byrne

“A very rewarding course”

I have gained a lot of knowledge and confidence, I got offered a job before completing my course.
A very rewarding course. Thank you so much.

Shamim Shawak,

M Byrne

“Would recommend this course to everyone I know”

I enjoyed this course.The tutor was extremely good at marking my work and giving me positive feedback. Even when I had to re-submit some of my work I had clear understanding on where I went wrong.

Each unit was encouraged with praise and I have learnt alot. I felt great satisfaction and would recommend this course to everyone I know and if possible would ask them to ask for juliette taylor as their tutor.


M Byrne

“Tutor was very helpful”

I found NCC through the internet search and I read reviews from people who have used them in the past and I enrolled on the level 2 supporting teaching and learning in schools. I received all of my course information through the post which was very informative and I found I could do this at ease during my busy lifestyle of being a mum and working within school. My tutor juliette Taylor was very helpful when marking my work with helpful feedback. I always received my work back straight away after marking. If I had any problems I got intouch with Sally Swift who was in support and she was very efficient when dealing with any problems that I had. NCC have now given me the opportunity to move up in my school should a job come available.

I would definitely recommend NCC to anyone who wishes to study and do a course. All the information and course work you receive gives you 100% material to complete the course and learn.

Thank you juliette and Sally

Paula Earl


M Byrne

“Would definitely consider another course with NCC”

Thank you for your support. Sally has always been very helpful and quick to respond with any queries and the feedback from Gemma has always been very helpful and returned in a timely manner. I would definitely consider another course with NCC Home Learning in the future.

Karen Hunt,

M Byrne

“A good way to learn after many years out of school/college”

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and it was a good way to learn after many years out of school / college. I could fit it in around my jobs, family and life in general. I will take a few months (to give back time to my husband and children) and then I hope to do another course.

Joanne Sheppard,

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