Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (PLT)

Support Teaching and Learning Course

Course: Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (PLT)

Duration: 1 Year, September - June

  • Overview

    Course Outline
    This course is aimed at those students who have ambitions to work in a supporting position in a school environment. It provides the first steps required by the education sector to become a Teaching Assistant.
    It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding that all those working in a school setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the school context.

    A part-time placement in a school is an advantage as it will help to develop your skills and provide an opportunity to practice theory in a real work environment.

    During the programme you will learn how to:

    • Promote positive behaviour in children and young people
    • Support pupils with their learning
    • Help with children’s all round development
    • Understand more about how schools operate

    **To complete the level 2 award, you must achieve a minimum of 12 credits from the units below.

    • Child and Young Person Development (2 Credits)
    • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People (3 Credits)
    • Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults (2 credits)
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People (2 credits)
    • Schools as Organisations (3 credits)

    Students are assessed by assignments set by the tutor and by how they implement theory in their practice in the workplace.


    No prior achievement is required but good general Maths, English and IT skills are an advantage. A keen interest in working with children and helping them to develop is a key requirement.


    The funding for this qualification will either be through a school if you’re doing it as a PLT, or it will need to be privately funded.

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