Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


Up to 5 Months

Watch our introduction video.


Teaching Assistant Course online (Level 2 Certificate)

This is a competency-based qualification that requires students to be employed or have a placement within a school setting.

The aim of the course is to enable students to understand the roles and responsibilities, of those involved in supporting teaching and learning within schools and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively in a self-directed way.

It prepares students to support the teacher and the delivery of curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence, and skills for learning.

It seeks to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within a school.

Upon completion, this teaching assistant course will fully qualify you as a Level 2 Teaching Assistant.

  • Course Contents

  • Child and young person development

  • Support Learning activities

  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

  • Help improve own and team practice in schools

  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people

  • Support children and young people health and safety

  • Support children and young peoples positive behaviour

  • Prepare and maintain learning environments

  • Schools as organisations

Delivery Method

Learners are able to access their course lessons via our LASER online learning platform. Access your lessons, complete your assignments and contact your tutor all in one convenient place.

As long as you have an internet connection you can access your course 24/7. You are able to access our online platform on the following link Laser Online Learning Platform

Each course on the laser follows our unique Laser Lessons formula, and consists of:

  • A filmed tutorial with a professional presenter and accompanying text for those with hearing difficulties

  • Selected reading available in PDF format and also from trusted websites

  • A presentation to give further explanation of a specific topic

  • Good practice example videos, including videos scripted by Laser Systems for Canal Wharf Studios to cover specific criteria

  • An interactive quiz to test knowledge gained

  • Evidence opportunities which allow the learner to produce work towards their course

  • Extended learning materials for those who want to develop their skills and knowledge even further

A think and challenge activity which asks the learner to put the knowledge they have gained towards a real-life scenario

See an example of one of our good practice video’s available below on the Laser.

The course is 100% online however, You will have to have an observation, this can be done by Expert witness statement.


No previous qualifications are required.

A placement either employed or voluntary is required for a minimum of 1 day per week for the duration of the whole Course. The placement must be in a classroom setting (Reception or above).

Be aged 16 Years or above Possess a solid knowledge of the English language Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc Have a genuine desire to succeed