Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 Certificate
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 (virtual learning environment) 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.
You will need to be in employment as a teaching assistant in a school, or have a work placement in a school as a teaching assistant. This can be in a lower, middle, upper or special school and involve a general support role or a role with specific responsibilities for a pupil, subject area or age group. You will also need to display appropriate literacy and ICT skills.
The course will cover child development, supporting activities and working with colleagues.
During the course you will study:
- Child Development
- Professional Relationships and Communication
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Schools as Organisations
- Supporting Learning Activities
- Developing own and Team Practices
- Maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people
- Supporting children and young people’s health and safety
- Supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour.
We would also recommend that a Paediatric First Aid Course is completed.
Assessment methods will be co-ordinated to suit your individual needs, ranging from written assignments, professional discussions, case studies and oral questioning.
Further study and career options
On successful completion of this course you can progress on to our Supporting Teaching & Learning Level 3 Certificate.
This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/concessions