Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLIS) Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    One Year

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    Boston and Spalding

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    September 2019


The Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLIS) Certificate is designed for those new to supporting learning within a school or who have less than one years’ experience.

The course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge required to effectively support pupils with their learning by addressing key issues within education, including safeguarding, assessment for learning and understanding schools as organisations.

What will I do?

During the course, you will study ten mandatory units, as well as one or two optional units which are relevant to your role.

Mandatory units including:

  • Communication
  • Safeguarding
  • Child development
  • Schools as organisations
  • Positive behaviour
  • Health and safety
  • Equality and diversity
  • Team practice
  • Maintain and support relationships
  • Supporting learning activities

You will be working in either a voluntary or paid placements for eight-ten hours per week. This can be in a primary, secondary, special or independent school, working with children aged 4-18 years old.

Alongside your placement, monthly workshop will run covering the requirements for each assignment.

As a Boston College student, you will have access to the library at Boston's Rochford Campus where can you access a range of books to support your course or use the computers or printers. You will also have access to materials on our virtual learning environment, Moodle. You may also access the coffee shop, bistro and canteen at the Rochford Campus.

In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.

The entry requirements for the Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLIS) Certificate are a minimum of between eight-ten hours volunteering or employment in a school.

If you do not hold your English and Maths at GCSE grade C (New GCSE grade 4) or an equivalent you are encouraged to undertake these qualification.

The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLIS) Certificate will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for nine monthly workshops, three hours each. Monthly assignments will be given at each workshop.

This course is flexible to fit around other commitments. You will need to ensure that you can complete eight-ten hours per week in a school placement.

You can choose to study at Boston, Spalding, Sleaford, Skegness or Horncastle.

Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLIS) Certificate

The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLIS) Certificate is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £820.
If full course payment is made on the first day of the course, a discount may apply.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

This course is 50% practical and 50% theory. You will be assigned to an assessor and they will come and observe you in the school placement.

The observations and assignments will build up a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your skills and knowledge within your role.

Successful completion of the Level 2 qualification will allow you to progress on to Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 3.

Additional costs include purchasing textbooks, approx. £20; however, you can assess textbooks via the College library.

You may be eligible for financial assistance through the College's Bursary scheme and Be Brilliant Foundation.

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