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Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2

Ashington Campus
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CACHE Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) Level 2.

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for learners aged 16 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 qualification 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 peoples 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.

The course runs for 2 days per week over 1 year in addition you will be required to undertake 2 days placement per week to achieve a minimum of 240 hours of work experience

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.

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.

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.

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 or are aged between 16-18.

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 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may 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.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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