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CACHE Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 2

Key Facts

Level:Level 2

Full-time/part-time:Part Time

Duration:

The duration of the qualification will vary depending on the individual but employees should aim

Location:Work Based

Course Code:CT2STLS

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This qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools.

This qualification is suitable for learners who are working in roles that support pupils’ learning including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants.  This qualification is also suitable for volunteers who are beginning a career working with children in schools.

Topics covered include:

Child and Young Person Development

Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

Communication and Professional Relationships with children, young people and adults

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with 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 Peoples Health and Safety

Support Children and Young Peoples Positive Behaviour

Support Learning Activities

Optional Units ( ot all required)

  • Schools as Organisations
  • Contribute to supporting bilingual learners
  • Invigilate tests and examinations 
  • Prepare and maintain learning environments 
  • Provide displays in schools 
  • Support assessment for learning 
  • Support children and young people at meal or snack times 
  • Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Support children and young peoples play and leisure 
  • Support children and young peoples travel outside of the setting 
  • Support extracurricular activities 
  • Support the use of information and communication technology for teaching and learning 

 


 

Entry requirements
You must be aged 16 or over, not be in fulltime education or training and have been resident in the UK/EEA for at least three years. 

Candidates must have good verbal communication skills and be confident in supporting maths, English and ICT; GCSE Grades A-D or equivalent are recommended.  

This qualification is best suited to those who are supporting pupils in Key Stage 1-4  and the  minimum placement requirements are 12 hours a week.

Candidates require a minimum of least six weeks within their placement prior to beginning the course, ideally  one term of experience within a school environment prior to beginning the course.

Which areas of work are assessed?
The units studied will cover:  children and young people’s development; the requirements of safeguarding children and young people and the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion. 
Other units include:
• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
• Schools as organisations, including types of schools, policies and procedures and the wider environment in which they operate
• Preparing and maintaining learning environments and invigilating examinations
• Supporting learning, including planning and delivery
• Improving personal and team practice

Learners can choose optional units at level 3 to support progression.  Total credits needed = 30.  This will include 24 credits from mandatory units and 6 credits taken from optional units; 3 credits from optional group A and 3 credits from optional group B, which will be determined by the learners role and responsibilities.

How is the work assessed?
The candidate is expected to build an online e-portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their competency or performance in the job role plus the knowledge and understanding of support work in schools. A variety of assessment methods are used which can include:  direct observation; questioning and  reflective accounts. 

How is training delivered?
This qualification is delivered via the ‘Assess-Train-Assess’ model i.e. candidates are assessed for competency in a work situation and where there are gaps in knowledge, the assessor will provide taught input to bring the candidate’s knowledge and/or performance up to a competent standard.   Some learners may be required to attend taught sessions in a group format at Aspire; plus 1-1 support sessions and tutorials will be held at the workplace and through the  e-portfolio.

Progression.

Learners may be able to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and learning in Schools or if employed in a specialist role, the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Please contact the Hotline on 0845 2707227 for further information

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