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Supporting Teaching and Learning NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate

To gain an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to work directly with children and young people in school or college environments. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour and communication and professional relationships.

Entry requirements

You must be at least 16 years old. You will need to be working in a school or college or undertake a volunteer placement for the duration of the course, approx. 8-10 hours a week. This can be in any type of school or college and should involve a general support role or a role with specific responsibilities for a pupil, subject area or age group.

Course content

During the course you will undertake 11 Mandatory Units:

  • Understand Schools and Colleges as Organisations
  • Understand Children & Young People’s Development
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in a learning environment for Children and Young People
  • Maintain relationships with children and young people
  • Support the Health and Safety of children and young people
  • Support positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people
  • Contribute to teamwork in a learning environment
  • Understand children and young people’s play and leisure
  • Promote an effective learning environment
  • Provide displays in a learning environment.

Assessment methods

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. You will be expected to attend college/online sessions, once a week for 15 weeks followed by 15 weeks of independent study. You will have to access an e-portfolio, complete written assignments, activities, and undertake online learning. An assessor will also visit you in the placement to carry out observations. 


NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning 
Further study and career options

Course progression: On completion of this course you can progress to Supporting Teaching & Learning Level 3 Certificate or Diploma

Career progression: Preparation for employment in a school or college environment

Additional information
It is highly recommended that you purchase the qualification course book

Course Information & How to Apply

Call our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email to enrol on this course. 

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
30 weeks 22/02/2021 Mon 9.30 am - 12.30 pm £350 Cauldwell Street BBK164S2 Course in progress

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

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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.