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Bradford College

Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning (Teaching Assistants)

Subject Area
Early Years & Childcare, Education & Teaching
Qualification Gained
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning (Teaching Assistants)
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 2
1 year
Start Date


This course has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in schools or college environments. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development supporting positive behaviour, communication and professional relationships. It is aimed at learners working in roles that support pupil’s learning in primary, secondary schools as well as colleges. It prepares learners for employment. Learners will need to be working or on practical placement throughout the qualification as they need to learn skills and show competency.

This course is run in the David Hockney Building.

  Key Info

The course covers a wide range of areas including:

  • Children and Young People’s Development
  • Supporting Children and Young People’s Behaviour
  • Communication and Professional Relationships

Entry to this course requires GCSE English at a minimum grade of 3 or D or Level 1 Functional Skills English. Even though a Maths qualification is not a requirement for the course, it would be desirable that you are working towards a GCSE grade 3 or D or Level 1 Functional Skills.

You must be working or on a practical placement for the duration of the course.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required.

You will be required to develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your competence and underpinning knowledge relating to the units. Approved Assessors will carry out assessments in the workplace. This will be supplemented by other types of evidence as well as written assignments.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study or employment in Education and Teaching.


If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.


Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.



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