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TQUK Support Work in Schools Level 2 Award (RQF)

Teaching Assistant Course  (Level 2) 

This support work in schools level 2 course is a knowledge-based, fully recognised RQF qualification. Suitable for all support staff roles in schools, including site staff, administrators as well as those who work directly with children and young people.

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.

As it's a knowledge-based qualification, it can be taken by learners not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training/induction for those new in post.

This teaching assistant course provides students with the perfect opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in the childcare sector without the need for placement work.

Once complete, learners able to gain placement can progress onto the Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate.


Qualification: Official RQF 
Support: 6 months of support included 
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
Price: Interest-Free Finance

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 5 units of study in total as listed below.
5 tutor marked assignments to complete

Child and young person development

Know the main stages of child & young person development
Understand the kinds of influences that affect young people’s development
Understand the potential effects of transitions on children & young peoples development

Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Know about the legislation, guideline, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children & young people including e-safety
Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed and bullied. 

Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Know how to interact with and respond to children & young people
Know how to interact with and respond to adults
Know how to communicate with children, young people and adults
Know about current legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

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

Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children & young people
Understand the impact off prejudice and discrimination of children & young people
Understand inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children & young people


Schools as organisations

Know the different types of schools in the education sector
Know how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
Understand how schools uphold their aims and values
Know about the laws and codes of practice the affect work in schools
Know about the range and purpose of school policies and procedures
Know about the wider context in which schools operate

 

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required. However, students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

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

Students do not require a placement to complete this course. 

Course Duration

This course comes with 6 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 80 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 120 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 4 months.

Qualification Awarded.

TQUK Level 2 Award for Support Work in Schools (RQF)

Qualification ref:  601/4020/3
Credit value: 12
Awarding body: TQUK – Training Qualifications the UK

Training Qualifications UK

This course provides successful students with a fully recognised qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (qualifications and credit framework) database. TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

Please note: This qualification is not recognised in Scotland.

Study Method

UK Open College Support Desk

Knowledge Base

Your initial study pack will be posted to you within 7 days of making payment. Your course pack will contain all you need to start your course, including your course lessons, tutor details, support contact details and student study guide.

Learners are then able to prepare their assignments using a word processing program ready to be emailed directly to their tutor for marking.  Using our online learning platform, you can access all of your correspondence, access sample assignments, FAQ’s and general course guidance. Our platform can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

Assessment

Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor-marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using a continual assessment.

Why UK Open College?

✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
✅ Spread the cost – interest-free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
✅ Trading since 2006 – We will not let you down
✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £12 fee per year applies.

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Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

14 Day Money Back Guarantee

Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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