Teaching Assistant: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF)
The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF) has been designed to provide learners with the skills and resources to become effective school support workers. This distance learning qualification is knowledge based, which means that students do not need to undertake a placement, while they complete the qualification.
The online course will help you develop skills when it comes to diversity and inclusion, effective communication and safeguarding in a school environment.
This is an ideal qualification for candidates not yet employed by schools. It is also a useful course for any supporting staff in primary or secondary schools. School administrators, receptionists, librarians, IT support workers, learning support assistants, teaching assistants, caretakers and lunch-time assistants will all benefit from this completing the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF).
How does the course work?
Distance learning means no restrictions on your time. You will be in control of your study schedule, and you will be able to progress in your career as well as accommodate a family life or a full-time job.
Once you enrol on the course, you will be able to take advantage of the interactive resources through our online portal. The course materials are easy to understand and experienced tutors and fellow students will be available for advice and guidance via phone, email or even instant messaging.
Child and young person development
(H/601/3305, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)
- Know the main stages of child and young person development
- Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development
- Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development
Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
(K/601/3323, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 20 hours; Credits: 3)
- Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
- Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
- Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied
Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
(F/601/3313, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)
- Know how to interact with and respond to children and young people
- Know how to interact with and respond to adults
- Know how to communicate with children, young people and adults
- Know about current legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
(D/601/3321, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)
- Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people
- Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
- Understand inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people
Schools as organisations
(A/601/3326, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)
- Know the different types of schools in the education sector
- Know how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
- Understand how schools uphold their aims and values
- Know about the laws and codes of practice that affect work in schools
- Know about the range and purpose of school policies and procedures
- Know about the wider context in which schools operate
For more information on this course, please click here.
There are no requirements to gain entry to this course. Everyone is welcomed to enrol, with no prior qualification or other academic requirements.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 80 hrs.
In order to successfully complete this qualification, learners will need to achieve 12 credits. Of these 9 are evaluated from part A of the syllabus and 3 credits are drawn for part B. For more information, check out the modules available for this course.
Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF)
On completion of this course you will receive the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF) qualification. This qualification is listed on the RQF (Qualification Number: 500/9964/4).
NCFE CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. NCFE CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new RQF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.
On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):
learndirect is a NCFE CACHE registered Centre
NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE . The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.
If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE’s website, please click here.
Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register. The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.
QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner. QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public. QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover. Click here to find out more.
Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.
For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise. Click here to find out more.
On completing the home learning qualification, you will be eligible to apply for a number of school support-based roles.
Alternatively, you may choose to study to a higher level or undergo more home study courses. The Award shares some of its units with the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification. If you want, the modules can be transferred over and will count towards the certificate.
If you already work in a school role, you may be eligible to apply for a promotion, receive more responsibility or even request a pay rise.
After studying this course, some students may decide they want to study at university level and find work at a higher level in a school environment.
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