Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

L2 Level 2
Full Time
2 September 2024 — 20 June 2025
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This course is designed for people interested in becoming a teaching assistant in either a school or college environment. The course is a blend of work based and classroom based learning and includes some compulsory placement hours. 

Learners will require a work placement in a classroom support environment, the College can support learners with this by providing work placements opportunities in post 16 classes at the College.

Any learner who successfully completes this course will be offered a job interview for any suitable learner support employment positions that are available in the College 

What you will study

The Level 2 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour and communication and professional relationships.

You will also learn about ALN support - this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with learning disabilities. It is aimed at learners who support individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Qualification – GCSE or equivalent in English Language. A DBS check will be required before you can begin your placement.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Qualification – GCSE or equivalent in English Language. 

A DBS check will be required before you can begin your placement. 

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

20 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

19.5 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning


What our students say

"My tutors have been so supportive and lovely. After finishing this course, I hope to progress on to university to become a qualified primary school teacher."

Jessica Thomas
Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development student

Career prospects & further study


Currently, there are almost 103,500 people employed within this sector in the Cardiff Capital Region, with employment numbers expected to reach 105,000 by 2027 (Lightcast 2022).

You can continue to progress in Education to a level 3 qualification, or enter the workforce as a Teaching assistant.


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE