Apprenticeship Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


This apprenticeship is for those already employed within a school environment and will offer you a recognised qualification relating to your role. 


The apprenticeship focuses on providing support in the classroom under the direction of a teacher. It will enable you to develop your working knowledge and understanding of how to promote the development of children and enable them to achieve their full potential.

You will gain knowledge of the legislative guidelines, policies and curriculum requirements and how to implement these within your practice, as well as gaining numeracy, literacy and information technology functional skills to support your work with children.

How long is the course?

The certificate usually takes between 18 months to two years to complete. This is dependent on the level being undertaken to complete the whole framework, with workplace delivery of underpinning knowledge planned to meet individual learners' needs.

Alternatively you might attend evening classes. 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are varied and include the following:

- Assignments and an online assessment
- A practical assessment and paper-based assessment for paediatric first aid

- A paper-based portfolio and online assessment of functional skills such as application of number, communications, and information learning technology

- Paper-based induction booklet

- A variety of evidence collection methods for your certificate including observation in your work setting by an assessor, professional discussions, reflective accounts, case studies and individual projects

What will I study?

You can train towards a Supporting Teaching and Learning framework and will cover the following: 

  • Level 2 Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills (Maths Level 1)
  • Functional Skills (English Level 2)
  • Functional Skills (Information Communication Technology Level 1)
  • Paper-based induction booklet
  • Personal Thinking and Learning Skills

What does the course lead to?

This certificate will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and professional skills you can use in your current/future career within education.  

What can I go on to study?

You may progress from the certificate to the diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and then onto the Foundation Degree in Children’s and Young People’s Services - Teaching Assistants (available at Vision West Notts).

Entry requirements


All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss qualifications, experience and functional skills requirements. 

Start dates and costs

If you are between the age of 16 and 18 the apprenticeship is free of charge. If you are 19 and above your employer must pay a one off fee.

During your apprenticeship your employer is obliged to pay you a wage at the minimum rate for an apprentice.

For information on apprenticeship opportunities please visit our Vision Apprentices website.

How do I apply?

Before you can apply for this apprenticeship course you must already have found an employer who has agreed to take you on as an apprentice.

You can apply through the following links or by contacting Michelle Cresswell on 01623 627191 ext. 8076 or by email:

What can I do next?

For more information on how to become an apprentice call our enquiries line free on

0808 100 3626


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