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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools CACHE Level 2 Award

This CACHE course will develop your confidence and practice if you are hoping to work as a teaching assistant in a school, or already help in a school. Approximately 5-10 hours of study a week are also required via our VLE programme. If you are studying this qualification at one of our learning centres, you will also be given the opportunity to achieve a qualification in ICT which will further enhance your CV to secure a position as a teaching assistant in the future.

Teaching Assistants

CACHE

Entry requirements

You will need to have an interest in working in a school as a teaching assistant. It would be useful, though not essential, to have connections with a school and perhaps be helping there. You will also need to display appropriate literacy skills to complete written assessments.

Course content

This course will provide you with the underpinning knowledge needed to progress to being a full Level 2 teaching assistant.

You will study a range of topics, including:

  • Understanding child and young person development
  • Understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Communication
  • Schools as organisations
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion.

We recommend that a Paediatric First Aid Course also be completed.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods will be co-ordinated to suit your individual needs, ranging from written assignments, professional discussions, case studies and questioning.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this course you can progress to our Supporting Teaching & Learning Level 2 Certificate.

Additional information

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information
This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are aged 19+, unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/concessions

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2020.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
31 weeks 27/04/2020 Mon 9.30 am - 12.30 pm £430 Cauldwell Street E1897 Course in progress

 

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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