Teacher Training Courses
Start Date
Part Time
Start Date
Part Time

This is a nationally-recognised qualification designed to meet the national standards for teaching assistants. It is a work-based qualification for those who work with teachers in the classroom, supporting learning in primary, secondary and specialist schools. The course is suitable for people who are just starting their careers as teaching assistants or who have just started to volunteer in a school setting.

  • About the Course

    The course contains nine mandatory units and a choice of two optional units. Mandatory units are:

    • Child and young person development.
    • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
    • Communication and professional relationships.
    • Equality, diversity and inclusion.
    • Support children and young people's positive behaviour.
    • Maintain and support relations with children and young people.
    • Support children and young people's health and safety.
    • Support learning activities.
    • Help and improve your own and team practice in schools.
  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course may be free. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college Additional Costs: Books & Resources
  • Entry Requirements

    A good standard of English is required. There is a test for all applicants to test their English skills before a place on the course is offered. Applicants should be working in learning support at a primary, secondary or specialist school for the equivalent of one to two days per week. This course is ideally suited to those who work in a voluntary capacity or who are new to the role of Teaching Assistant.

  • Progression

    Successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate could lead to progression onto Level 3 and/or employment as a Teaching Assistant in a school. Some students then go on to do a Foundation Degree or teacher training.

  • Assessment Method

    There are 8 written assignments to complete over the year. In addition, you will be visited at least twice whilst working in the school. You will also collect evidence based on your work in schools. These tasks will then build into a portfolio of evidence submitted at the end of the course. There are no formal examinations.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+,Higher Education

Total fees £308.00

Part Time

Level 2

Location Isleworth

Start Date 27/02/2025

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (City & Guilds)

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