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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.

Teaching Assistants


Entry requirements

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.

Course content

The course will cover child development, supporting activities and working with colleagues.

During the course you will study:

  • Child Development
  • Professional Relationships and Communication
  • Safeguarding
  • 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

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.

Funding information

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

Course information & how to book

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

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
31 weeks 26/09/2016 Mon 9.30 am - 12.00 pm £350 Cauldwell Street E1923 Course in progress
20 weeks 04/10/2016 Tue 10.00 am - 3.00 pm £350 Luton Training Centre E1923S3 Course in progress
31 weeks 02/11/2016 Tue 9.00 am - 12.30 pm £350 Cauldwell Street E1923S1 Apply
31 weeks 13/02/2017 Mon 9.30am - 12.00 pm £350 Cauldwell Street E1923S7 Apply
20 weeks 28/02/2017 Tue 10.00 am - 3.00 pm £350 Luton Training Centre E1923S2 Apply

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.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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For more information please ring Enquiries & Guidance on 01234 291000 or email us.           

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