This qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils. The qualification incorporates the units in the Level 2 Award in Support work in schools and adds competency based units to reflect the role of those supporting pupilsí learning. The Certificate covers the skills and knowledge of the current level 2 NVQ in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools.
Learners may progress from these qualifications to a number of OCR Supporting Teaching and Learning and Administration based qualifications that allow suitable progression routes. For example, successful candidates could progress to the Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. In addition, successful completion of the qualification could lead to progression within employment, including Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status. Alternatively, learners may wish to undertake other courses as offered by local education authorities for schools, staff development training or other Level 2 or 3 qualifications available in the QCF.