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NCFE/​CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges

Key course information

Teaching, Training and Assessing

01/08/2020

364 days

Part time

252.00

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Course Overview


This qualification is an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment.?The qualification is aimed at a range of learners, including young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language, who are thinking of working in a school or college setting.


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What will I learn?


This course contains?six mandatory knowledge-based units which are understanding schools and colleges as organisations, understanding children and young people’s development, understanding communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults, understanding children and young people’s health and safety, safeguarding children and young people, and finally understanding equality, diversity and inclusion in working with children and young people.

Entry Requirements


Before a learner begins this qualification, an Initial Assessment is undertaken. This is a knowledge only qualification. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.?

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


All units are assessed by a designated assessor using a range of methods. This will include a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.

Additional Costs and Information


Duration of the course is a minimum of 12 months, with a maximum of 18 months.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Teaching, Training and Assessing


Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs Teacher
  • Headteacher

  • Head of Department
  • Teacher
  • Education Consultant

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