Support Work in Schools (CACHE Certificate) Level 2 Award

Are you currently working or volunteering in a school setting? Are you looking for a new career direction, challenge, or an opportunity to increase your understanding of working with young children?

Then the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools will provide you with the knowledge needed to work in a School environment.

Here at Colchester Institute, we offer a supportive learning environment to extend your skills to meet the rewarding challenges of working to support children’s learning and development.

The course will support your preparation for occupational areas, such as administrative roles, site and technical support roles, and roles directly with children.

We also offer a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce, as well as Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Course Content

The CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (QCF) is an introduction to information and knowledge needed to work in primary, secondary and special schools. It covers the many varied roles that full and part time staff may fulfill including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as those roles that work directly with children and young people in a school environment.

How will I learn?

The CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools offers a more flexible style of learning including both online and classroom learning.

The course combines developing your practical and theoretical skills at College, together with experience gained in the workplace.

The CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools covers:

  • 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
  • Option Units to include: Schools as organisations
How will I be assessed?

The above modules will be assessed through knowledge based written assessments. Excellent attendance is required in order to achieve the qualification.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of working with children to support their learning, and development; it also provides initial induction training for those in a new post.

What Can I Do Next?

Progression to a Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs Assistant
How To Apply

The application window for part-time courses starting in September and October 2021 is now open.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme. To apply to study on this part-time course you will need to submit an application through our Online Application System by clicking on the ‘Apply Online‘ button in the next menu.

Upon successful submission of an application you will receive an acknowledgement email from our Admissions team. If you do not receive this you should contact the team to check that your application has been received.

We will begin to process applications for courses starting in the 2021-22 academic year from January 2021. During the spring-term applicants will receive further correspondence from the College about the next stages of the admissions process. These will include details about interviews with the course tutor or any pre-assessments and trades tests, which start to take place from May.

If you have any further questions about the application process or next available start date, want to check the progress of your application or if you are unsure about anything please contact us using the enquiry line or enquiry form below.

If you are ready to apply then please click the ‘Apply Online‘ button in the next menu in order save or print the application form.

Support Work in Schools (CACHE Certificate) Level 2 Award
LevelLevel 2
Duration11 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2021
Fee(s)19+: £379


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