NCFE CACHE Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Course Code

OSC1259

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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.
Course overview

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.

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Study Hours

360 study and 200 placement hours recommended.

Course Outcome

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning and an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Workplace observations and written assignments.

Course content

QCF Award Number: 603/2495/8

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Extra info

Assessment

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

Course duration

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.

Study method

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.

Course outcome

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.

What next?

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.

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