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.
“I chose this part-time course because I wanted to train to be a Teaching Assistant and as a single parent I needed flexible study options to fit around my family commitments.”
“I was offered a place on the course on the condition that I gained a work placement of at least ten hours a week in a school. I then had ten weeks of part-time study and then another ten weeks supporting a Year 2 teacher at a local primary school.”
“There’s no doubt that the course has helped me in my day to day life. Without completing this course I would not have got my new job as a Teaching Assistant as I had no previous experience in this area. The Headteacher was observing a lesson that I was supporting and offered me the job based on the skills I demonstrated in the classroom. I’ve also learnt a lot about childcare and behaviour issues which not only helps me with my job, but also helps me to deal with my own children in a better way.”
“My tutor was absolutely brilliant and so supportive, she went above and beyond what was required to help me and make sure I had a good experience on the course – in fact I’ve already recommended the College to others.”
Lisa Gavin - Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 Certificate
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 will be eligible if you are aged 19-24 on the 31st August of the year you are starting your course and are actively seeking employment and in receipt of a means tested benefit (such as job seekers, housing benefit, council tax benefit). Please note you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.