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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

OSC1254

Become a qualified teaching assistant with this NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification from Open Study College!

Course duration

Up to one year.

Course outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Entry requirements

You must be 16 years old to enrol on this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

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Course code: OSC1254

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Course overview

  • This NCFE CACHE Level 2 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 NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years when you enrol on your course.
  • Study at home at your own pace.

This NCFE CACHE Level 2 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 course, you will become a qualified teaching assistant.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to support pupils in primary, secondary, or SEN schools with their learning. 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.

Course content

  • 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

Awarding body

NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

Extra information

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

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking and a range of evidence types gained from a work placement. No external examination is required.

This course will take approximately 320 hours to complete. During this course, you will also need to complete a recommended 100 placement hours. You will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

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. A certificate will be provided to you as recognition of your achievement.

NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE.

Once you have enrolled on your NCFE CACHE course, you will have access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years. NCFE 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 NCFE 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. Alternatively, you can also progress your studies further and complete a level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

FAQs

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 a full year 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 learner services from our learner 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 NCFE 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 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 100 hours. It is important that your work placement follows the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 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 your 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 Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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