You are here: Home Qualifications Qualifications Database IQ Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

IQ Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)

Qualification Number 600/6205/8
Title IQ Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Category National
Sector Teaching & Education
Operational Start Date 01/08/2012
Operational End Date 01/08/2012
Total Units 24 Min Credit 30
Min Guided Learning Hours 180 Max Guided Learning Hours 192
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who work directly supporting the teaching and learning of pupils. It provides recognition for the learner’s knowledge and practical ability within an educational setting. As this qualification features practical units, there is a requirement to be practising in a teaching and learning support role either in a paid or voluntary capacity. All learners will cover the essential knowledge and skills, including safeguarding, communication, equality, young person development and the concept of schools as organisations. By way of optional units, there is considerable scope for learners to cover specific areas of choice, such as bilingual learners, special educational needs, therapy, invigilation and extra-curricular activities. Objectives of the qualification include: preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding; meeting relevant programmes of learning; and supporting a role in the work place. This qualification forms the combined knowledge and competence component of the Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.


Learners can progress to the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learner in Schools (QCF) or the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF), potentially using credits already achieved towards this qualification as there is an overlap of optional units.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


Learners must achieve a minimum of 30 credits, 24 credits from the Mandatory Group, 3 credits from Optional Group A and 3 credits from Optional Group B.

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
1Mandatory GroupH/601/3305Child and young person development215
1Mandatory GroupF/601/3313Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults215
1Mandatory GroupD/601/3321Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people215
1Mandatory GroupT/601/7391Help improve own and team practice in schools315
1Mandatory GroupD/601/7403Maintain and support relationships with children and young people315
1Mandatory GroupK/601/3323Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people320
1Mandatory GroupT/601/7410Support children and young people’s health and safety315
1Mandatory GroupT/601/7407Support children and young people’s positive behaviour215
1Mandatory GroupA/601/7411Support learning activities425
1Optional Group AA/601/3326Schools as organisations315
1Optional Group AT/601/3325Schools as organisations320
1Optional Group BL/601/7414Contribute to supporting bilingual learners212
1Optional Group BY/601/7416Invigilate tests and examinations319
1Optional Group BJ/601/8027Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care426
1Optional Group BD/601/7417Prepare and maintain learning environments318
1Optional Group BK/601/6500Provide displays in schools315
1Optional Group BD/601/9023Provide support for therapy sessions214
1Optional Group BA/601/4072Support assessment for learning420
1Optional Group BA/601/6517Support children and young people at meal or snack times318
1Optional Group BD/601/6526Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs426
1Optional Group BT/601/6564Support children and young people’s play and leisure316
1Optional Group BY/601/6573Support children and young people’s travel outside of the setting322
1Optional Group BM/601/6577Support extra-curricular activities315
1Optional Group BA/601/6579Support the use of information and communication technology for teaching and learning212


Assessment for this qualification is portfolio based. It must be in accordance with the relevant assessment strategies located at the end of this document:

  • Appendix A (Training and Development Agency for Schools QCF Assessment Principles) and
  • Appendix B (Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles).

Specific assessment guidance for each unit is in the relevant unit’s “Assessment guidance and delivery” section.

All assessment criteria must be met, however holistic assessment, where applicable, is encouraged.

A Qualification Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim competence is available to download from the IQ website.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/assessors and internal verifiers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per the assessment strategies relevant to each unit. Further guidance can be found in sections 3 and 4 of Appendix A (Training and Development Agency for Schools QCF Assessment Principles) and sections 3 and 4 of Appendix B (Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles).

Centre Requirements



Downloadable Resources