Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Courses

Supporting Teaching & LearningPTLLSApprenticeshipsPart-time Courses

Are you currently working or volunteering in a school setting? Are you looking for a new career direction, challenge, or an opportunity to increase your understanding of working with young children?

Then the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools will provide you with the knowledge needed to work in a School environment.

Here at Colchester Institute, we offer a supportive learning environment to extend your skills to meet the rewarding challenges of working to support children’s learning and development. The course will support your preparation for occupational areas, such as administrative roles, site and technical support roles, and roles directly with children. We also offer a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce, as well as Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

I am really enjoying the course so far. My tutors make it very easy to understand and are so encouraging and supportive whenever I am unsure of anything at all.Anita Joslin 09/02/2017 (STLS L2 at Market Fields Primary School)
Very accommodating in timings. Always ready to listen, giving clear instruction of what is required. Relaxed approach, taking the stress out of the process.James Ovenden 09/02/2017 (STLS L2 at Market Fields Primary School)
Full support from the first meeting with Emma, help in all areas, and help with my confidence.Donna Downes 09/02/2017 (STLS L2 at Market Fields Primary School)
I found it very stressful at first but with lots of help I feel I can complete this course.Joseph Wood 09/02/2017 (STLS L2 at Market Fields Primary School)
During my time on this course I have had many different experiences, which I have learnt and developed professionally from. I have been able to go on various trips with my work placement, whilst having the chance to apply new knowledge in my work environment, which has helped me to deepen my understanding and develop my confidence.
During my time on the course I received amazing support from my assessor, who encouraged me to challenge myself to the best of my ability, whilst supporting me through my study and in my work environment.
Bella Clark 17/02/2017 (STLS L3 at Cann Hall Primary School)
Outstanding support from my assessor. My ICT skills have improved so much, giving me confidence to support the children.Donna Downes 09/02/2017 (STLS L2 at Market Fields Primary School)

Level 3 Award in Education and Training ( PTLLS Replacement )

This 16 week course provides an introduction to teaching in the lifelong learning sector. The award can either be stand alone or in preparation for the Certificate in Education (Lifelong Learning Sector). Most learning will be carried out in group work sessions, where you will be able to learn from the experience of others and contribute your own views on what constitutes effective learning and teaching.

Our courses are delivered by tutors who are experienced practitioners from various subject specialist backgrounds and their professional expertise is valued by our students. We offer a supportive and stimulating environment for those working towards the specialist qualification for adult numeracy teachers. Learning and Teaching Support Programmes combine theory and practice based studies, enabling students to develop the relevant skills and experience to enhance their professional knowledge and career progression.

Our Higher Education Centre provides a great range of specialist facilities for degree and postgraduate students including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.