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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 Award

This CACHE course will develop your confidence and practice if you are hoping to work as a teaching assistant in a school, or already help in a school. Approximately 5-10 hours of study a week are also required via our VLE programme. If you are studying this qualification at one of our learning centres, you will also be given the opportunity to achieve a qualification in ICT which will further enhance your CV to secure a position as a teaching assistant in the future.

Teaching Assistants


Entry requirements

You will need to have an interest in working in a school as a teaching assistant. It would be useful, though not essential, to have connections with a school and perhaps be helping there. You will also need to display appropriate literacy skills to complete written assessments.

Course content

This course will provide you with the underpinning knowledge needed to progress to being a full Level 2 teaching assistant.

You will study a range of topics, including:

  • Understanding child and young person development
  • Understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Communication
  • Schools as organisations
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion.

We recommend that a Paediatric First Aid Course also be completed.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods will be co-ordinated to suit your individual needs, ranging from written assignments, professional discussions, case studies and questioning.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this course you can progress to our Supporting Teaching & Learning Level 2 Certificate.

Course information & how to book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To book onto this course please contact our Sales team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
20 weeks 02/10/2015 Fri 9.30 am - 12.00 pm £430 Cauldwell Street E1897 Course in progress
10 weeks 26/04/2016 Tue 10.00 am - 3.00 pm £430 Luton Training Centre E1897S1 Course in progress
10 weeks 06/10/2015 Tue 10.00 am - 3.00 pm £430 Luton Training Centre E1897S3 Course in progress
10 weeks 08/10/2015 Thu 9.00 am - 12.00 pm £430 Cauldwell Street E1897S6 Course in progress

Part-time course already started?

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.
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