Who is the course for?
This course is designed for learners aged 18 years and over who wish to work in a school environment working with children over the age of 5 years old alongside the National Curriculum. This quali?cation will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people?s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships
Do I need any formal qualifications?
You should have two GCSEs at D or appropriate Level 1 qualifications and as a minimum you must be able to demonstrate positive communication skills and effective levels of reading, writing sufficient to meet the requirements of this training (an initial assessment will be undertaken to support your application). All applicants must undertake an interview and apply for DBS clearance to demonstrate that they do not have a criminal background which might prevent them from working with young people or vulnerable adults. Learners also need to have a placement for at least 12 hours a week within a school setting. This must be confirmed at interview.
What will I study on the course?
You will study a range of exciting units such as:
- Support and maintain relationships with children and young people
- Support children and young people?s positive behaviour
- Support learning activities
- Equality and Diversity
- Child Development
There are also a range of other units which you will study including a wide variety of optional units which support learners to become specialist in supporting different aspects of learning. These options will link with your placement to enhance your knowledge and provide you with the competency based elements of the qualification.
How is the course organised?
The course runs for 1 day/night per week over 1 Year in addition you will be required to undertake 2 days placement per week to achieve a minimum of 250 hours of work experience
How will my progress be assessed?
Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations and written assignments. You will be allocated an assessor who will guide you through your qualification and attend your workplace to observe your practice. You will also be expected to attend regular mandatory sessions at college to maintain contact and monitor your progress and achievements.
Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course?
You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with other qualifications that will help you gain employment, including English, maths, Food Safety and First Aid. We offer these to enhance your qualification. There is also a chance to complete CV and application for employment workshops.
What final qualification will I get if I am successful?
CACHE Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) Level 2
After completing the course you could study a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying?
Many of our learners study for free with a "Fee Waiver" when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions. If you are not entitled to a "Fee Waiver" you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with
paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 23 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 you will be able to apply for a 24+ Loan that cover all of your course costs. Higher Education learners are entitled to apply for HE Loans that cover the cost of tuition. In addition, depending on your chosen
course of study and individual circumstances, you may be entitled to a maintenance loan.
All learners can also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.
Please note for full cost courses funding may not be available.
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How can I apply for this course?
Visit our website to apply online, contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01670 841200, email email@example.com or drop in to one of our open events – dates are listed on our website.
Where can I get any further information about the course?
You can contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team. Call 01670 841200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.