Award Crest
York College

Entry Requirements

Students will need to have a C grade or equivalent in English GCSE and will be encouraged to improve Maths and ICT skills if these are below a C at GCSE (or equivalent). An application form must be completed and an interview will be required.

Dates and Times

We are hoping to run this course again soon. For more info please ring the InfoZone on 01904 770770 or by emailing them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Course Content

The course consists of the following units:

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children and 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's health and safety
  • Support children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities
  • Schools as organisations
  • Prepare and maintain learning environments.

Exams and Assessments

The units are assessed by written tasks and assessment in the workplace.
A minimum of two days per week work placement in a school classroom is required.
Students should allow an average of four hours per week for home study.


Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Level 2


On completion of the course, a lot of students take up employment as Teaching Assistants in schools and/or progress to Level 3.

How to apply

Applications should be made to the college. All students will be required to have an interview with the course tutor.

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £810.
Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the college for details.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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