This course is available in Paper format and also online.
The course is available to learners 16+ who are interested in working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant.It is a competence based qualification which requires students to be employed in a school setting or to have placement.
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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2
Course code: CLD18
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: CACHE Certificate of Achievement
Awarding body: CACHE
The course aims to enable learners to understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in supporting teaching and learning in schools, and provides an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to do this effectively and in a self-directed way. It prepares learners to support the Teacher and the delivery of curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and skills for learning.
It seeks to further develop professional and technical skills and knowledge, and an understanding of the importance of positive relationships within education.
The course has 11 units and students must complete each unit.
1. Understand schools and colleges as organisations
• Know the different types of schools and colleges in the education sector
• Understand the organisation of schools and colleges in terms of roles and responsibilities.
• Understand how schools and colleges uphold their aims and values.
• Know about the range and purpose of school and college policies and procedures.
2. Understand children and young people’s development
• Understand significant stages of development for children and young people from birth to 19 years of age
• 2. Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development.
• 3. Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.
• 3. Understand child protection procedures.
• 4. Know about current policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection.
3. Safeguarding children and young people
• Know about safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
• 2. Understand action to take when children and young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures.
4. Equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children
• Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in a learning environment.
• Understand how to contribute to the inclusion of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
5. Maintain relationships with children and young people
• Understand effective communication with children and young people.
• Understand positive relationships with children and young people.
• Be able to build and maintain professional relationships with children and young people and others in a learning environment.
6. Support the health and safety of children and young people
• Understand health and safety legislation in a learning environment
• Be able to contribute to health and safety in a learning environment.
7. Support positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people
• Understand policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour in a learning environment.
• Be able to support positive behaviour.
• Be able to respond to inappropriate behaviour.
8. Contribute to teamwork in a learning environment
• Understand teamwork in a learning environment.
• Be able to contribute to teamwork.
• Be able to support the work of the team.
9. Understand children and young people’s play and leisure
• Understand the nature and importance of play and leisure.
• Understand own role in relation to play, leisure and extra-curricular activities.
10. Promote an effective learning environment
• Be able to support the teacher in planning learning activities.
• Be able to support learning activities.
• Be able to monitor children and young people’s participation and progress.
• Be able to support the evaluation of learning activities.
11. Provide displays in a learning environment
• Be able to plan displays for a learning environment.
• Be able to display information.
CACHE Level 2 certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning
Ofqual Qual No: 603/2476/4
This course provides successful students with a qualification from NCFE – CACHE, regulated by Ofqual. CACHE is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England and by the Welsh Government.
This is a competence based qualification suitable for all learning support roles in schools and colleges, including site staff, administrators etc as well as those who work directly with children and young people. It seeks to develop the knowledge understanding and skills that all those working in a school/college setting will need and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication and understanding the learning context.
Please Note: a work placement sufficient to undertake the range of experiences required is needed to complete this qualification.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home, but requires a placement in school or college. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.
In addition, students of this qualification will need to arrange and undertake a work placement with which to provide practical skills development opportunities. There is no minimum duration for the placement but students should seek a placement sufficient to gather the evidence of learning required by each study unit of the course.
Students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their learning and skills against each of the assessment criteria of the course. Portfolios are assessed by a tutor. Some portfolio evidence will need to be witnessed by a competent person in the workplace hence students must be employed in school or college, or arrange and complete a voluntary work experience placement.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 250 hours of study to compete.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.
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