Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) CACHE Award/Certificate Level 2

This course will qualify you to support teaching and learning in a range of school settings, including primary, secondary, and special schools. It is highly respected qualification in the school sector and can lead to paid employment in a range of Teaching Assistant roles.

Overview

This replaces the existing NVQ course and is for adults either in paid employment working in schools or helping in a voluntary capacity in schools and who want to update their skills, learn more about the role and gain a recognised qualification as a teaching assistant.

There will be a range of different learning activities, including lectures, workshops, small group work and tutorials.

You will study 9 mandatory units:

  • Child and young person development
    • You will develop knowledge and understanding of child and young person development and the factors, including transitions, which may affect development.
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
    • You will learn about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, including e-safety.
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
    • You will gain the knowledge and understanding that underpins effective communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults.
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
    • You will gain the knowledge and understanding of policies and practices to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people.
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
    • This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills required to help improve own and team practice in schools.  It requires demonstration of competence in reflecting on and improving own practice, and supporting the work of the team.
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
    • This unit covers the competence required to maintain and support relationships with children and young people.  It requires demonstration of competence in communicating with children and young people, developing and maintaining relationships with children and young people, and supporting relationships between children and young people and others in the work setting.
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
    • You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support the health and safety of children and young people.  It requires demonstration of competence in recognising and dealing with risks in the work setting, supporting children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves and responding to emergency situations.
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
    • This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support children and young people’s positive behaviour.  It requires demonstration of competence in supporting positive behaviour and responding to inappropriate behaviour.
  • Support learning activities
    • This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to support learning activities.  It requires competence in supporting the planning, delivery, assessment and review cycle.

You will also study 2 or 3 of 15 optional units that include:

  • Schools as organisations
  • Contribute to supporting bilingual learners
  • Prepare and maintain learning environments
  • Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Support extra-curricular activities
  • Support the use of information and communication technology for teaching and learning

Entry Requirements

All your learning will be related to practice so you must be working or volunteering in a school for approximately 10 hours a week.

Students should normally be aged 18 or over and have GCSE maths and English at grade C or equivalent.

If you do not already have a full Disclosure and Barring Service check, you will be required to obtain one and the current fee for this is £44.

 

 

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio
  • Workplace observation
  • Assignments

Progression

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Successful completion of this course could enable you to get employment in a school/childcare environment or progress to a higher level course such as CACHE level 3, provided that you meet any specific employment criteria for the course.

Fees & Funding

£789.00 – tuition
£35.00 – e-portfolio
£130.00 – registration

Total – £954.00

Fees do not have to be paid in full upon enrolling.  As long as the course is fully paid for by the time you finish, you can arrange to pay in instalments.

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