1Course Overview

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges and NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Course code: OSC1258

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Kick-start your career as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant, from home in this two course NCFE CACHE bundle!

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.  

In additon, this new NCFE CACHE course has been updated and is part of the new suite of Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in supporting teaching and learning in schools, this NCFE CACHE bundle is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve two nationally recognised qualifications in support work and supporting teaching and learning in schools
  • Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in a school as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant
  • Those that want to progress in their current career

This NCFE CACHE bundle enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of child and young person development
  • Develop your knowledge in safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people
  • Understand communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults 
  • Gain two nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career
  • Study from home at your own pace

What's more, you will now also gain FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 1 year on completion of your course!

20% off selected courses - Until 22nd January
2Course Content
Course Content

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges

Qualification Number: 603/2478/8

Unit 1: Understand Schools and Colleges as Organisations

(H/616/5424, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 21 Hours; Credits: 2)

  • 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
Unit 2: Understand Children and Young People's Development

(K/616/5425, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 20 Hours; Credits 3)

  • 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
Unit 3: Understand Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults 

(T/616/5427, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 10 Hours; Credits 1)

  • Know how to develop professional relationships with children and young people
  • Learn how to communicate with children and young people
  • Understand how to develop professional relationships with adults
Unit 4: Understand Children and Young People's Health and Safety

(A/616/5428, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 Hours; Credits 2)

  • Understand the legislative and policy framework for health and safety within a learning environment
  • Identify and learn how to manage risks to children and young people’s health, safety and security
  • Learn how to support children and young people regarding risk management
Unit 5: Safeguarding Children and Young People

(F/616/5429, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 20 Hours; Credits 3)

  • 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
Unit 6: Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

(T/616/5430, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 10 Hours; Credits 1)

  • Know the importance of promoting equality and diversity in a learning environment
  • Understand how to promote antidiscriminatory practice with children and young people
  • Learn how to use inclusive practices in work with children and young people
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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning

QCF Award Number: 603/2495/8

Unit 1: Schools and Colleges as Organisations

(T/616/5878, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

  • 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
Unit 2: Support Health and Safety in a Learning Environment 

(A/616/5879, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 20 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Understand how to provide environments that support children and young people's health and safety
  • Learn how to recognise and managerisks 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
Unit 3: Understand How to Safeguard Children and Young People

(M/616/5880, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 4)

  • 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 yourng 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
Unit 4: Understand How Children and Young People Develop 

(A/616/5882, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 3)

  • 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
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed by your personal tutor using a range of methods. This could include written work, a reflective diary, case studies or other tasks set by CACHE. All assessment methods for this course are chosen for their suitability for distance learning.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years (24 months) to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 340 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

On completion of your studies, you will also gain access to the CACHE Alumni for up to 1 year. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE Sector, providing valuable resources and advice for professionals with a CACHE qualification.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students can choose to receive either a course study guide, or access to an online learning platform. Students will also receive access to an online e-portfolio. Both study methods include tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive both NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges, and NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning. 

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK's leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors, and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What are the entry requirements to enrol onto this course?

You will need to be at least 16 years of age to enrol onto this course. Students also must have basic IT skills and be fluent in English Language.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for a year after completion
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Do I need to be working in a school to study this course?

No. As this is a knowledge-based qualification, it can be studied by those who are not yet working in a school.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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