Supporting Teaching and Learning - Level 2 Certificate NCFE CACHE

This course starts in Autumn 2020. Apply now!

If you want to work in a primary school in a classroom suporting a teacher, then this is the qualification you have to start with. Part of the assessment for this course is to be observed at work in a school so you must be volunteering or working in a primary school for a minimum of 6 hours per week over the full academic year. You must be able to spend time with the teacher preparing for the day and getting feedback from your teacher about your work.

You are expected to find your own placement prior to enrolling on the course by contacting schools in your area or that you have connections with. Most schools will make arrangements to take on volunteers towards the end of the summer break. If you are unable to get a placement, let us know and we can help.

Course Content

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate is a 30-credit qualification that covers the following topics:

Child and Young Person Development
Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
Help Improve Own and Team Practice in Schools
Maintain and Support Relationships With Children and Young People
Support Children and Young People?s Health and Safety
Support Children and Young People?s Positive Behaviour
Support Learning Activities
Schools as Organisations

In addition you will undertake an optional unit of your choice.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

You must have GCSE maths and English at Grade C or above. If you do not have this then you will undertake the screening for maths and English. You must achieve level 2.

First Class Requirements

A folder with dividers; black pen and pencil; lined A4 notepad.

Attendance Requirements

We expect you to attend all of the classroom sessions unless your tutor has advised you that an external course has covered the knowledge for a unit, such as attending Safeguarding training delivered by your school. We will also ask you to ensure that your class teacher signs an attendance form for your placement.

Assessment Methods

You will be given assignment tasks throughout the course with deadlines for submission of this work. These will be assessed by your course tutor and you will be given feedback. You will be observed in the classroom by an assessor who will write a report on your work. There will be between 3 and 4 observations throughout the course. You will keep a Reflective Learning Journal and write each week about your experiences in class and in your placement.

Further Study Options

Once you have successfully completed level 2 and gained employment in a school you can apply for the Level 3 Diploma