Childcare and Teacher Training

Teaching Assistant: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Work-based

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start times throughout the year and will be completed in one year.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications for this award; however you must be a volunteer, a child minder or currently employed in an OFSTED inspected environment – having experience in an Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Special School Setting.

  • An initial assessment for Numeracy and Literacy will take place on application to the course
  • Students will normally take part in an interview prior to being enrolled on the programme

You will achieve

  • Level 2 Certificate Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools CACHE (QCF)
  • Qualifications and Credit Framework TOTAL 30 Credits


Course overview

This qualification will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in early years, primary, secondary or special schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships.

Course content

The QCF allows you to build up credits which are made up of a number of units that have a stated aim. Each unit is made up from learning outcomes and each learning outcome is linked to a number of assessment criteria. Each of the assessments criteria must be completed successfully for you to achieve the unit. Each unit has a level and credit value.

The qualification will provide you with secure understanding of knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in school environments. Suitable for learners working in roles that support pupils learning including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants.

Core Mandatory Units:

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Schools and organizations
  • Supporting learning activities
  • Promote children and young people’s positive behavior
  • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Promote Equality, Diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
  • Support Assessment for Learning
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children and young people’s settings
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety


You will be assessed through work based assessments in your work placement and various evidence methods throughout the programme, building up a portfolio.


You will be required to provide paper, writing materials, A4 ring binder file, extra wide dividers and clear plastic wallets. A copy of the standard handbook will be provided and given to you by your assessor on the first visit.

You will study in the work place.

Level 3 Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools CACHE (QCF).

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £750 full fee payable.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

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

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

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

Teaching Assistant: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 Work-based

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