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Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Teaching Assistant (Support Work in Schools) – RQF

£800 £149 Limited Time Offer
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Monthly instalment plans are available.
Credits – 12    |   TQT – 120    |   GLH – 85
Recommended Course Duration – Up to 4 Months
Option to fast-track in 1 Week is available.


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The Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF) is a UK OFQUAL accredited 100% online, knowledge-based Teaching Assistant (TA) qualification. It is essentially designed for learners who wish to undertake a job as a teaching assistant in a school. This qualification trains learners to work in a school setting, and develops the skills required to take care of children and young people, helping them learn and thrive at all times. You are not required to have any prior qualification or experience to start this course, just a passion to teach.

Intended Audience

This Level 2 Award is for those who wish to become a teaching assistant or those working in primary, secondary or special schools as teaching assistants, as Learning Support Assistants, as SEN Teaching Assistants, in Early Years Setting, etc.

Duration and Delivery

This Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools is designed to be completed online at the pace that suits you the best. This Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification can take as little as 1 week up to 4 months for you to become a qualified Teaching Assistant. You have a great opportunity of fast-track completion earlier at the pace and time of your choice. The qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which helps in refining your teaching skills. Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this course are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments, detailed guidance for which will be provided by the tutor. You will receive a tutor support once you are enrolled on our online portal to assist you in reaching your goals.


This is a thorough qualification of Level 2 Teaching Assistant, which helps learners enhance their career profile. Successful completion of this 100% accredited online course enables learners to proceed to the following qualifications:

Unit Structure

Unit 1: Child and young person development

Unit 2: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Unit 3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

Unit 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

Unit 5: Schools as organisations

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Entry Requirement
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. However, the learners must be 16 years or above to get themselves enrolled in this course.
Practical Requirement

There is no practical requirement for this course.

How will I be assessed?

All units in the course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your course tutor.

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This course is for those who are working or wish to undertake a job as a teaching assistant in a primary, secondary or special school.
This course is for those who are working or wish to undertake a job as a teaching assistant in a primary, secondary or special school.

Our courses are OFQUAL approved as we work with an approved awarding organisation called “Focus Awards”. This is a well-respected awarding organisation for education and training courses. This is the confirmation of their status-

12 credits are required to complete this course.
This course is for anyone who is looking to start a career as:
  1. Teaching Assistant
  2. Midday Assistant
  3. Mentor
This course will open doors to your new career as a teaching assistant working with children in a school environment.
This is a knowledge-based qualification. The learners do not need to have a work placement for this qualification.
You will receive your course material right after getting enrolled in the course at our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
This qualification is nested. Qualifications within the nested suite allow students to be upgraded to a qualification of the same standard and subject within the scope of the Award, Certificate, and Diploma structure.

There is no time frame to complete the course. Learners can complete it within 1 week (fast track) or up to 4 months.

Have a quick look at the following chart for TA courses to know which course suits you the best:

Please refer to our main FAQs section or Contact Us; we have experienced course advisers who will be happy to assist you!

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Focus Awards L2ATA

Fast Track (Full) – Maximum duration: 6 Months*, Fast Track (Monthly) – Maximum duration: 6 Months*, Flexi (Full) – Maximum duration: 24 Months*, Flexi (Monthly) – Maximum duration: 24 Months*, Standard (Full) – Maximum duration: 6 Months*, Standard (Monthly) – Maximum duration: 6 Months*

6 reviews for Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Teaching Assistant (Support Work in Schools) – RQF

  1. Jason Mitchell

    This course was really easy and concise-providing all what I needed to know to start my career as a teaching assistant.

  2. Shannon Fowler

    A good glimpse for a beginner with no background! Well-explained and easy to follow!

  3. Ellie Whittaker

    Really great service! So helpful and informative in the enrolment process and in all aspects of the course. Can’t wait to start now and make the most of all the online facilities.

  4. Holly Owen

    The adviser whom I spoke to the first time I clicked the Live chat option was very helpful making me choose the right course to achieve my goals and now that I am enrolled, my tutor is supporting me with all the queries at hand. I believe I will be completing the course successfully. Thanks BSA!

  5. Kyle Lynch

    Having just completed my Level 2 Teaching Assistant Certificate, I’d like to say that the course with the help of the online available course material was really good and informative. The feedback you get after handing in the assessment was brilliant. Thank you BSA for your utmost support. Hats off!

  6. Jake Cross

    Excellent service. Can’t wait to get started!

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