Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools – Intermediate Apprenticeship

NVQ Level 2

12-15 Months
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

This qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships.

This qualification provides you with the core knowledge and skills needed to work in a supervised support role with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

You will need to complete 9 mandatory and a selection of optional units to achieve this qualification.

Completion of mandatory units equips you with the essential knowledge and skills required to work in a supervised support role within a school setting.

The optional units allow you to choose specific areas of study that will broaden the range of duties you can undertake e.g. invigilating exams or supporting play and leisure activities before or after school, as well as providing a grounding in a specialist area should you choose to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

You will also undertake the Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook. You will have access to a Training Officer who will support you through your qualification and will visit you a minimum of once every 12 weeks.

You will be able to call, text or email term time and holidays (excluding bank holidays).


Delivery is completed within the work place and no attendance at College is needed.

A Training Officer will plan your qualification with you and tailor it to meet your needs and role.

They will also guide you through Functional Skills, giving you extra support where needed.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

This qualification is a good choice for you if you are working in supervised roles that support pupils’ learning, including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants and have no prior qualifications at this level or above in this area.