Whether you're new to the education sector, already working in teaching or want to move into a school setting, this course will teach you the range of knowledge needed to support a teacher in the classroom.

The course is based on the national occupational standards for supporting teaching and learning in schools.


You'll need to pay for the DBS check to do your placement.


The course is assessed by a portfolio of evidence. You'll also be visited by an assessor to observe you supporting learning in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

You'll need a reasonable level of literacy and numeracy. You need a paid or voluntary teaching support placement of six hours a week or more for the whole of your course. Youll need to arrange this before you enrol. It can be in a primary, secondary, or special care school but not a nursery. You'll need to arrange with your placement school for your DBS check. We can interview you before you arrange your placement but you must bring proof of your placement to enrolment to get onto the course.

You will need to attend an advice and guidance session before starting this course.

Next Steps

Progress on to a Level 3 course in supporting teaching and learning.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

Fee reductions for adult short courses