NCFE CACHE Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

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This bundle includes everything you’d learn with a Level 2 certification, but makes you even more marketable with an advanced Level 3 Certification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, bringing you closer to your new career in education.

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About This Course

This 2 course NCFE CACHE bundle is perfect for giving your career the kick start it deserves. Within our NCFE CACHE Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, you can acquire the tools, the knowledge and the understanding to take a credible step towards working within a rewarding role as a teaching assistant.

This NCFE CACHE course has been designed for the purpose of home study, meaning no matter your current work commitments, you can easily mould this course to suit your lifestyle and get the qualifications you crave. There is no stress, no deadlines or any pressure. Instead you can study on your own terms and complete this course at a pace of your choosing.

From understanding the main stages of a young person’s development; their potential influences and their welfare, to building a deeper comprehension of legislation, policies and regulations (surrounding education); by the end of this 2 year course you will feel confident in your ability to build professional relationships and take an active role in lesson planning and class instruction.

This course take on average 360 hours to complete, and can truly give you the freedom to learn, develop and expand your career opportunities.

Course Benefits

Created by NCFE CACHE, this nationally recognised qualification can help you to achieve an excellent knowledge base in supporting teaching and learning in schools. By working to broaden your understanding and comprehension of educational environments – and the expectancies of teaching assistants – you can harness these tools to progress your current career, and get further vocational training and placement opportunities.

More importantly, it can help you in your aspirations of becoming a teaching assistant, special teaching needs assistant, learning support assistant and more.

This course will:

  • Enable you to study the core principles of supporting teaching and learning for children/young people aged between 5 and 19 years (KS1 and above) alongside working in a school environment
  • Help you to develop professionally in both theory and in practice
  • Enable you to add a Level 2 and Level 3 NCFE CACHE nationally recognised qualification to your CV, which will make you highly employable within the education sector

Course Units

Part One: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
RQF Number: 501/0031/2

Unit 1: Child and young person development
(H/601/3305, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

  • The main stages of child and young person development
  • Influences on development
  • Possible effects of transitions on children and young people’s development

Unit 2: Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
(K/601/3323, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 20 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures relating to the welfare of children and young people, including e-safety
  • Illness or injury of children or young people, including emergencies
  • Dealing with evidence or concerns regarding abuse, harm or bullying

Unit 3: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
(F/601/3313, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

  • Communicating with children, young people and adults
  • Interacting and responding to children, young people and adults
  • Communicating with adults
  • Legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

Unit 4: Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
(D/601/3321, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

  • The promotion of equality and diversity in work with children and young people
  • The consequences of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
  • Inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people

Unit 5: Help improve own and team practice in schools
(T/601/7391, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Reflection on own practice
  • Improvement of own practice
  • Understanding the work of the team
  • Supporting the work of the team

Unit 6: Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
(D/601/7403, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Communication skills with children and young people
  • Development and maintenance of relationships with children and young people
  • Supporting relationships between children and young people and others in the work setting

Unit 7: Support children and young people’s health and safety
(T/601/7410, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Legislative and policy framework for health and safety
  • Recognition and management of risks to children and young people’s health, safety and security
  • Supporting children and young people to assess and manage risk
  • Response to emergency situations

Unit 8: Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
(D/601/7407, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

  • Policies and procedures of the setting for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Supporting positive behaviour
  • Responding to inappropriate behaviour

Unit 9: Support learning activities
(A/601/7411, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 4)

  • Supporting the teacher in planning learning activities
  • Preparing for learning activities
  • Supporting learning activities
  • Observing and reporting on learner participation and progress
  • Supporting the evaluation of learning activities
  • Evaluation of own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and ICT

Unit 10: Schools as organisations
(A/601/3326, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Different types of schools in the education sector
  • How schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding how schools uphold their aims and values
  • Laws and codes of practice affecting work in schools
  • Range and purpose of school policies and procedures
  • Wider context in which schools operate

Unit 11: Support assessment for learning
(A/601/4072, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 20 hours; Credits: 4)

  • Purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning
  • Assessment strategies to promote learning
  • Supporting learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements
  • Contribution to reviewing assessment for learning

Part Two: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – RQF
RQF Number: 500/9745/3

Unit 1: Understand Child and Young Person Development
(L/601/1693, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 30 hours; Credits: 4)

  • Development of children and young people from birth – 19 years
  • Factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice
  • Monitoring children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern
  • Importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people
  • Potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development

Unit 2: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
(Y/601/1695, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 3)

  • Legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
  • Responding to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Responding to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
  • Working with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing
  • E-safety for children and young people

Unit 3: Communication and professional relationships with children and young people
(F/601/3327, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 10 hours; Credits: 2)

  • Principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Communication with children, young people and adults
  • Legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection

Unit 4: Schools as organisations
(A/601/3326, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)

  • The structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
  • How schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
  • School ethos, mission, aims and values
  • Legislation affecting schools
  • School policies and procedures
  • The wider context in which schools operate

Unit 5: Support children and young people’s health and safety
(D/601/1696, Unit Level 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)

  • Providing environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Recognising and managing risks to health, safety and security
  • Supporting children and young people to manage risk for themselves
  • Understanding appropriate responses to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illnesses

Unit 6: Support learning activities
(F/601/4073, Unit Level 3; GLH: 20 hours; Credits: 4)

  • Contributing to planning learning activities
  • Preparing for learning activities
  • Supporting learning activities
  • Observing and reporting on learner participation and progress
  • Contributing to the evaluation of learning activities
  • Evaluating own practice in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy and IT.

Unit 7: Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour
(A/601/4069: Unit Level 3; GLH: 15; Credits: 3)

  • Policies and procedures for promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour.
  • Promoting positive behaviour.
  • Managing inappropriate behaviour.
  • Responding to challenging behaviour.
  • Contributing to reviews of behaviour and behaviour policies.

Unit 8: Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
(H/601/4065; Unit level 3; GLH: 10; Credits: 2)

  • Developing professional relationships
  • Communicating with children and young people
  • Developing professional relationships with adults.
  • Supporting children and young people in developing relationships.
  • Complying with policies and procedures for confidentiality and data protection.

Unit 9: Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people)
(M/601/4070; GLH: 10; Credits: 2)

  • Promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people
  • The impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
  • Promoting inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people

Unit 10: Support assessment for learning
(A/601/4072; GLH: 20; Credits: 4)

  • Understand the purpose and characteristics of assessment for learning.
  • Using assessment strategies to promote learning.
  • Supporting learners in reviewing their learning strategies and achievements.
  • Contributing to reviewing assessment for learning.

Unit 11: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
(A/601/1429; GLH: 10; Credits: 3)

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role.
  • Reflecting on practice.
  • Evaluating own performance.
  • Agreeing a personal development plan.
  • Using learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development.

Assessment

All units are internally assessed, enabling your workplace practice to provide evidence for the individual units, as well as the whole qualification. Your practical skills will also need to be assessed within your working environment.

For this reason, you will need to secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor, who can observe; comment on your skills, and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification.

Methods of assessment:

  • Direct observation of practice
  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy
  • Professional discussion
  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations
  • Written assignments

Please note: Recognition of prior learning is relevant if you have already studied and passed:

  • Units 1-4 and Unit 10 as part of the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools, and/or:
  • Units 1-4 as part of the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

If you have already studied and passed Units 1-4 and Unit 10 (as part of this certificate), we can support your progression by transferring credits from these units to your Level 2 Certificate. This means any credits achieved through these units will count towards your certificate, so you won’t have to repeat any previously studied units.

Required Knowledge

To enrol onto this course you will need to be at least 16 years old, and have a placement within a school setting (in the UK) totalling up to 80 hours per level (160 hours in total). This can be a working, volunteering or practical placement (that follows the National Curriculum for Key stage 1 or above), where you can show your competency in both knowledge and skills. The teachers you work alongside must be suitably qualified (QTS) so that they can act as an assessor and sign off on any additional evidence that you can supply from your placement.

It is also recommended that you’re fluent in English Language and have basic IT skills.

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, and a NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. This means that you will achieve both a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification on The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

NCFE CACHE is the UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. They offer the most up-to-date and relevant qualifications for the new RQF, and work with Sector Skills Councils to ensure high quality and cutting edge service is supplied to their customers, learners and the sector itself.

Support

We take pride in helping our students at all stages of their development, so whilst this course may be designed for home study, you can enrol rest assured that you’ll be fully supported. For each course, you’ll receive 12 months of tutor support, who will always be on hand to lend you their advice, guidance and instruction. On top of this, they will lend their expertise to your written assignments, providing you with valuable feedback and tips.

Similarly, our student support team are only a click away, meaning you never have to feel alone in your studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!


All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!


This is a fully endorsed qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.


There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.


No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.


Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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