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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Course Code: CSTL2

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Certificate, City & Guilds
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Six months
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 9.00am - 4.00pm

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About the course

Are you looking for a teacher training course or seeking a job as a teaching assistant or classroom assistant? This part-time City & Guilds qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning is an ideal route for you if you can commit to a voluntary placement in a suitable setting. You will need to source your own primary school placement for at least one full day or two half days per week, as well as attending City College Plymouth for one full day per week*. This exciting programme provides you with all of the basic knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum and organisational structure of schools, policy procedures and how children learn and are assessed. Emphasis is placed upon safeguarding, your roles and responsibility (how you support children and their learning); and how you support the class teacher to deliver learning under their supervision. You will be allocated an assessor who will come and observe you ‘in practice’ and they will support and guide you in relation to completing a portfolio of evidence. *DBS is required.

What you'll learn

The following is a short summary of some of the topics which can be studied:

  • Safeguarding
  • National Curriculum
  • Observing Children
  • Childhood Development
  • Assessing children’s learning
  • Communication
  • Equality
  • Policy and procedure (Evacuation, first aid, reporting and recording etc).
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. This programme is reliant upon self-sourced volunteer placement for a minimum of one full day or one afternoon and one morning per week alongside College attendance for one full day or evening.

Assessments/Exams

You will be assessed in the workplace for competence and by portfolio. The College will allocate you an assessor to support you through the certificate.

What's next?

The majority of learners progress onto the CSTL level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Many successful candidates gain employment as Teaching Assistants as a result of achieving this high profile qualification.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Part-time

Course Code: CSTL2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £550

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £40

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A + C  or   B + C
19 - 23 A + C  or   B + C(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A + C  or   B + C

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: CSTL2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £550

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £40

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A + C  or   B + C
19 - 23 A + C  or   B + C(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A + C  or   B + C

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.