Posted by: CTC Training
Becoming a Level 2 teaching assistant is the natural career move for many entry-level TAs. Not only does it provide greater responsibilities and challenges, but it also rewards you with a higher salary. Generally speaking, Level 2 teaching assistants can expect to earn somewhere between £18,000 – £20,000 annually, but keep in mind that this may change based on experience, location, and working hours.
In this article, we’ll discuss the job responsibilities and typical working hours of a Level 2 TA. Plus, we’ll discuss which qualification you need for the promotion and where you can start earning it right now.
Which qualifications do I need to become a Level 2 Teaching Assistant?
To successfully land a role as a Level 2 teaching assistant, you’ll need to acquire an appropriate qualification, such as the Level 4 Certificate in Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA).
The Level 4 HLTA is designed to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of teaching assistants so that they can support individuals and small groups with a range of additional needs.
The Level 4 HLTA course can be earned through CTC Training’s flexible online training platform. The expected study period for this qualification is 360 hours, which can be spread over the course of a year.
What are the responsibilities of a Level 2 Teaching Assistant?
As a Level 2 teaching assistant, you’ll be given more responsibility than a Level 1 teaching assistant. While your primary responsibility will still be to support the classroom teacher, you’ll also be responsible for the following:
- Preparing classroom materials and resources
- Assisting with lesson planning and delivery
- Supporting individual students or small groups with their learning
- Supervising students during break times and other non-classroom activities
- Helping with administrative tasks like record-keeping and tracking student progress
How many hours does a Level 2 Teaching Assistant typically work?
In terms of working hours, Level 2 teaching assistants typically work around 30 to 37 hours per week during term time, usually from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Bear in mind that some positions might require extra hours for staff meetings and training sessions. Some teaching assistants may also work part-time or get paid hourly.
Where can I find teaching assistant jobs?
When it comes to finding teaching assistant jobs, there are several resources at your disposal:
- Job sites such as Reed or Indeed
- Local authority websites, which frequently post job vacancies in schools under their jurisdiction
- National education job boards and websites such as TES and Education Jobs
- Specialist recruitment agencies that focus on roles within the education sector
- Networking with local schools and educational institutions, as they may have unadvertised job openings
Should I use an online learning platform to earn my qualification?
Online training courses such as CTC Training are an excellent way to acquire the qualifications needed to become a Level 2 teaching assistant. These courses offer several benefits, including:
- Flexibility — study at your own pace and fit your learning around your personal and professional life.
- Accessibility — access online courses from anywhere with an internet connection, making it convenient if you are in a remote or rural area.
- Cost-effectiveness — online courses can often be more affordable than traditional classroom-based courses due to lower overheads.
- Comprehensive support — many online training providers offer extensive support from qualified tutors, ensuring guidance and feedback throughout your learning experience.
Land a job as a Level 2 TA by earning the Level 4 Certificate in Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) through CTC Training. With CTC, you get complete control over your schedule thanks to our flexible online learning platform. Enrol today and get access to the 24/7 learning platform, where you can view course content and upload assessments at your leisure. You’ll also be assigned a tutor who will be there to support you throughout the duration of your course.
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