CACHE Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Certificate

Course overview

This programme is for you if you are working in a role that supports pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

Please note that you must be at least 19 at the start of the course.

Depending on previous experience, qualifications and current employment, some students may be able to join this programme after the start date. Please complete an application form and we will contact you to discuss your options.

Roles you could progress to after completion of this course:

  • Level 3 supporting teaching and learning in schools
  • Secondary School Teaching Assistant Level 2
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Special Needs Co-ordinator
  • Play Co-ordinator in a hospital
  • Primary School Teaching Assistant Level 2

You will learn all aspects of specialist support, including:

  • planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher
  • bilingual and special needs support
  • personal development
  • re?ective practice
  • communication and professional relationships

There are opportunities to do a work placement under the direction of a mentor/ teacher/ senior teaching assistant two days a week. You can find out more about this when you apply.

On successful completion of this programme, which requires 30 credits, you will gain a CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF). You could continue your training and progress to the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning (QCF) – ask at the college for details.

If you are already employed as a teaching assistant and wish to learn as an apprentice whilst working, please contact our apprenticeships team on hello@activateapprenticeships.co.uk

You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods:

  • 97% or more attendance (college AND placement)
  • punctuality
  • maintain confidentiality
  • work experience in a primary school
  • meet entry requirements (GCSEs, English and Maths)
  • presentations
  • group work

This can include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education).

There are opportunities to do a work placement under the direction of a mentor/teacher/senior teaching assistant 2 days a week. You can find out more about this when you apply.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D (3) or above, which must include maths and English, or functional skills Level 2 maths and English.
Mature students without these grades will be assessed at the discretion of the tutor.

Please note that you must be at least 19 at the start of the course.

Course Starts in 33 Days
  • 30 November 2021 - 1 July 2022
  • 10:00 - 14:00
  • Monday
  • 25 Weeks
    • 16-18: Free
    • Adult: £700
    • International: £5600
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