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This course is aimed at practitioners in the early stages of their training, it covers all the core and option units of the S/NVQ Level 2 Classroom/ Teaching Assistant`s award.


·         Sections on classroom strategies give detailed guidance on the fundamental skills of managing children in the classroom and supporting children`s learning individually or in groups.

·         Detailed explanation and guidance on the literacy and numeracy strategies and use of ICT is given.

·         Also mirrors the CACHE Certificate for Teaching Assistants (CTA2).

·          Provides support to Teaching Assistants working with older children or in out-of-school situations as well as to Classroom Assistants working in Early Years and Primary School settings.


Course Requirements


There are no previous skills or qualifications needed to register for this study programme.




This course consists of the following units. The first four are compulsory whilst students can then choose from the remaining five units whichever will benefit their own personal circumstances.


Mandatory Units

2-1 Help with classroom resources and records
2-2 Help with the care and support of pupils
2-3 Provide support for learning activities
2 -4 Provide effective support for your colleagues


Optional Units

2-5 Support literacy and numberacy activities in the classroom
3-1 Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour
3-10 Support the maintenance of pupil safety and security
3-11 Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils
3-17 Support the use of ICT in the classroom


What qualification is awarded upon completion?


Every successful student will be awarded the Teaching Assistant Level 2 certificate.


How long will this course take to complete and do I have to complete within a certain time?


Students can register for this course at any time. Average completion time is approximately 180 hours overall, however you may take as long as you wish to complete. There is no time limit at all.


What is included in the price of my course?


·         Official course manual.

·         A4 ring binder

·         Blank CD for storing coursework.

·         Plain A4 paper.

·         Pen and pencil.

·         Freepost Envelopes.

·         Unlimited email support (Monday to Friday)


This course comes enclosed in a study bag enabling you to transport your course anywhere you wish. Giving you total flexibility.


What if I need to ask a question relating to my course?


All students can email student support with any questions they may have from Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm.


How is my Coursework assessed?


You will be required to submit your assignments via email or alternatively you can use the freepost envelopes supplied in your study pack. (Freepost available to UK students only). Once received it will be assessed by student support and a report issued on your progress with any relevant comments. Three grades can be achieved PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. All assignments can be re-submitted for regrading if necessary.


Will I be required to sit an exam?


This course is completed using continual assessment allowing us to closely monitor your progress. Therefore no examination is required.


Do I need to be working with children to complete this course?


Yes! You will need access to the classroom to be able to complete certain assignments. Two or three hours per week is more than sufficient.

Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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Questions about this course? Contact Student Support / Course Advisors

Enrol by phone: call 0845 65 22 187 quote course code 24

Enrol by post: print this postal form.

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