• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group19+
  • Duration1 Year
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


The Level 2 Certificate is applicable to learning support staff whose responsibilities at work are supervised.

This course is for those who are employed or work as a volunteer for a minimum of two days a week in a school for three terms. It is suitable for those who wish to gain a recognised qualification and/or progress in the workplace.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Child and Young Person Development
  • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
  • Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
  • Schools as Organisations
  • Help Improve Own and Team Practice in Schools
  • Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
  • Support Children and Young People’s Health & Safety
  • Support Children and Young People’s Behaviour
  • Support Learning Activities

You will choose an additional unit which is specific to your role in the setting.


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Start date w/c 20th September

9.30 - 2.30pm Friday

Entry requirements

This course is for those who are employed or work as a volunteer for a minimum of 2 days a week in a school for three terms.

There are no formal entry requirements but the college must carry out an initial assessment of each candidate prior to the start of their programme to ensure that they are entered for an appropriate type and level of qualification.

You will need to find a relevant school placement and will be required to undergo an Enhanced Discolsure and Barring Service (DBS check).

You will be observed in the workplace by a College assessor who will mark your performance against the assessment criteria of the qualification/unit in which you are working towards.

Tutors/assessors will use a variety of assessment methods which will include assignment work, questions and reflective accounts.

You can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.


Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Please enquire by the clicking the ‘enquire now button’ at the top of this website page or contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.