NCFE CACHE Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
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Become a qualified teaching assistant with this NCFE CACHE Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification from Open Study College!
- This NCFE CACHE Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning is ideal for this just starting out in their career as a teaching assistant.
- Achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE teaching assistant qualification.
- Gain the work experience you need to get your career off to a strong start.
- FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.
- Study at home at your own pace.
This NCFE CACHE Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification is ideal for those looking to pursue a career as a teaching assistant. On successful completion of your courses, you will become a qualified teaching assistant.
During the courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to support pupils in primary, secondary, or SEN schools with their learning. During your level 2 studies, you’ll learn more about significant stages of development between birth and 19 years of age; the actions you can take to safeguard children and young people; how to build positive relationships and communicate effectively with children and young people; and how you can support children and young people in their learning activities. Your level 3 studies will allow you to explore topics such as how you can support and promote positive behaviour in children and young people, as well as how to the support you can provide to students in their maths, English and ICT subjects.
Up to two years.
360 study and 200 placement hours recommended.
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning and an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
Workplace observations and written assignments.
QCF Award Number: 603/2495/8
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
- Identify the different types of schools and colleges in the education sector
- Know the organisation of schools and colleges regarding roles and responsibilities
- Understand how schools and colleges put their aims and values into action
- Learn the range and purpose of school and college policies and procedures
- Learn the significant stages of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
- Understand the influences that affect children and young people’s development
- Know the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development
- Learn about safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
- Understand action to take when children and young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
- Know about child protection procedures
- Know about current policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
- Know the importance of promoting equality and diversity in a learning environment
- Learn how to contribute to including children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
- Know how to effectively communicate with children and young people
- Understand the importance of positive relationships with children and young people
- Learn how to build and maintain professional relationships with children and young people
- Know the health and safety legislations in a learning environment
- Be able to contribute to health and safety in a learning environment
- Understand the policies and procedures for promoting children and young people's positive behaviour in a learning environment
- Support positive behaviour from children and young people
- Know how to respond appropriately to inappropriate behaviour
- Understand the importance of teamwork in a learning environment
- Know how to positively contribute to teamwork
- Be able to support work within a team
- Know the nature and importance of play and leisure
- Understand the role you play in relation to leisure and extra-curricular activities
- Be able to support the teacher in classroom and learning activities
- Know how to support children and young people with learning activities
- Learn how to monitor the participation and progress of children and young people
- Know how to support the evaluation of learning activities
- Be able to plan displays for a classroom or learning environment
- Know how to display information
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
- Learn the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
- Understand how schools and colleges are organised regarding roles and responsibilities
- Know the importance of teamwork in schools and colleges
- Understand the ethos, mission, aims and values of education
- Learn the importance of policies and procedures in education
- Understand how to provide environments that support children and young people's health and safety
- Learn how to recognise and manage risks to health, safety and security in a learning environment or during off-site visits
- Know how to support children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves
- Understand appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness in the learning environment
- Know the responsibilities of your own role is assisting the administration of medication
- Know the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
- Understand how to work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
- Learn the importance of ensuring the safety and protection of children and young people in the learning environment
- Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
- Learn how to support wellbeing when working with children and young people
- Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
- Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
- Be able to develop professional relationships with children and young people
- Be able to communicate with children and young people
- Be able to develop professional relationships with adults
- Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships
- Be able to support inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people
- Understand the pattern of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years
- Understand the factors that influence children and young people's development and how these affect practice
- Understand how to monitor children and young people's development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
- Learn the policies and procedures for promoting the positive behaviour of children and young people
- Know how to promote positive behaviour
- Be able to control and manage challenging behaviour in a learning environment
- Be able to participate in planning within a learning environment
- Know how to prepare for learning activities
- Understand how to support learning activities
- Be able to observe and feedback on participation and progress
- Know how to contribute to evaluating learning activities
- Understand the different learner needs for English and Maths support
- Know how to provide English support to provide access for teaching and learning
- Know how to provide Maths support to provide access for teaching and learning
- Know the policies and procedures for using ICT within teaching and learning
- Understand the preparation of ICT resources within teaching and learning
- Be able to support the use of ICT within teaching and learning
- Know the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
- Be able to use assessment strategies to promote learning
- Learn how to support learners in reviewing strategies and achievements in their learning
- Know what is required to effectively complete your own role
- Be able to reflect on practice within an organisation
- Learn how to evaluate own performance
All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification.
This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements.
This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:
- Direct observation of practice
- Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
- Professional discussion
- Reflection on own practice in real work situations
- Written assignments
Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. During this course, you will need to complete a recommended 200 placement hours.
You will also receive one year tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.
You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to take control of your studies. You can study at your own pace from a place that suits you. All your learning materials will be posted or emailed to you online, depending on the learning method you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only ever a click away.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, and an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning. A certificate will be provided to you as recognition of your achievement for each course.
Who are CACHE?
The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) are the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications for those working within care and education. CACHE qualifications are recognised across the education and care industries and they are amongst the most well-known and respected qualifications.
Our range of CACHE vocational qualifications are suitable for individuals involved in early years, education, childcare, and health and social care. All courses lead to a nationally recognised Ofqual regulated qualification and are accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
CACHE works closely with employers and learners to ensure that learners have a progression route whether it’s into further study, a career, or university. These qualifications have helped millions of people obtain the skills and knowledge they need to meet the professional standards required in the care, education, and health industries.
CACHE Alumni membership
Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a CACHE qualification.
Once you have successfully completed this course, you can apply for a position as a teaching assistant, learning support assistant, or special educational needs assistant.
This course is for anyone looking to work in a teaching assistant role or any other role that supports pupils’ learning.
This course is part of a nested suite and it can be studied by learners over the age of 16 and you do not need any previous qualifications. However, students must have basic IT skills and be fluent in English. If you choose to study this course, you must also be working or volunteering in a school or college from key stage one as this course requires you to complete a work placement and provide evidence and observations as part of your assessment.
You may start at any time and have two years to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
- Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
- Dedicated student support from our student services team.
- Course materials with learning activities.
- Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
- A free CV critique service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
- A free XO Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
- FREE CACHE Alumni membership for two years.
- A study pack including a pen, study planner, and notebook*.
* Not included with the online study option
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering, or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
The recommended number of placement hours for this course is 200 hours. It is important that your work placement follows the national curriculum at key stage one or above.
It is essential you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher (holding QTS) who can act as your workplace assessor to provide written observations on your practice (at least three are required during your placement).
Your workplace assessor will also need to sign off any additional evidence that you provide for assessment relating to your placement.
You will complete your assignments from home and send your work to your tutor for them to mark. They will return the assignment to you once they have marked it with detailed feedback and pointers for your next assignment.
No, everything you need is included in the cost of your course!
It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
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