Childcare and Teacher Training

Childcare: Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2019 and will run for one year.

Entry requirements
  • Four GCSEs at grades 3/D or above, including English and maths or Level 1 Functional skills maths and English
  • Or successful completion of a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSE English and GCSE maths at grade 3/D or functional skills maths and English at Level 1
You will achieve

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Last updated: 17th September 2018

Course overview

This qualification has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour, communication and professional relationships.

Course content

The diploma requires 11 mandatory units and mandatory placement experience.

Units to include:

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young people
  • Support positive behavior in children and young people
  • Contribute to teamwork in a learning environment
  • Understand children and young people’s play and leisure
  • Schools, colleges and organisation
  • Support health and safety in the learning environment
  • Understand children and young people’s development
  • Safeguarding children and young people

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your tutor and assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observation in placement, oral questioning, portfolio of evidence, written assignments or tasks.

What equipment will I need?

  • A current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate
  • A text book recommended by your tutor and stationery
  • A willingness to travel to your placement (this may on occasion involve two bus journeys)
  • A pack is available on enrolment including two polo shirts for your work placement uniform, a CACHE handbook, an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) textbook, first aid training and, if required, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The pack costs £150

Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.



Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Childcare: Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2 Full-time