Teaching Assistant: Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges

Teaching Assistant: Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges

Subject Area: Childcare

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Course Information

  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Duration: 14 Weeks
  • Course Code: 141350
  • Entry Requirements

    • Be at least 19 years of age.
    • It is recommended that students are volunteering or on a practical placement during this course to support learning; however this is not a mandatory requirement. Students do not need to be working as this is a knowledge only qualification.
    • Students must have a good level of English and a written task will be assessed prior to enrolment.
    • Complete Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks.

    Course Overview

    This qualification is an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in a school environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part time support staff may fulfill including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the school environment. Units include safeguarding, child development, equality, diversity and inclusion, along with communication and relationships. It is aimed at students not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training and induction for those new in post in primary, secondary or special schools.

    All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include student’s own plans and written records, written assignments, or a task set by CACHE.

    This course runs in September and January.

    Next Steps

    Employment or access to Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF).

    The Award shares mandatory units with the Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools certificate, providing a direct progression route.

    Tuition Costs

    For all students aged 19 and over at the start date of their course, the tuition fee is £99 (subject to change)

    Additional Costs

    Complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in accordance with requirements of setting if volunteering or working.